Results of the Open Blitz of 13 January

The results of the latest Gambit Open Blitz tournament are here.

Congratulations to the winner, WGM Narmin Khalafova (Gambit Bonnevoie)!

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Tournoi blitz OPEN le samedi 13 janvier

Gambit Bonnevoie organise le tournoi blitz OPEN, le samedi 13 janvier de 16h00 à 19h00, salle d’échecs CE Gambit Bonnevoie, Hall Omnisport, rue Gangler, Luxembourg. 
 
Ce tournoi de 9 ou 11 rondes, 5min+2s de réflexion par joueur, est valide pour la série Grand Prix 2023/2024.
 
Prix pour les meilleurs classés + prix par catégorie d’âge U18 et U12.
 
La préinscription est à effectuer jusqu’à samedi 13 janvier 15:45 en utilisant le lien suivant:
 
 
Bonne chance !
 
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Happy New Year!

Best wishes to everyone in 2024 –
may your finest chess dreams come true!

Your Gambit Bonnevoie Chess Club

(Image source: Microsoft Bing Image Creator by Designer, 2024)

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20th International Open Vandoeuvre Chess Tournament

Chess Open Vandoeuvre from January 3rd to 7th, 2024 will see the participation of some of our players, with pupils accompanied by our trainer Stefan Maltezeanu. 
 
 
Click on the poster for more information about the tournament:
 
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Tournoi Rapide U18 Christmas Edition

Le Club CE Gambit Bonnevoie organise le tournoi U18 Rapide Christmas edition, le lundi 18 décembre de 18h00 à 20h00, salle d’échecs CE Gambit Bonnevoie, Hall Omnisport, rue Gangler, Luxembourg. 
 
Ce tournoi de 9 rondes, 10+0 minutes de réflexion par joueur est valide pour la série Grand Prix 2023/2024.
 
Prix pour les meilleurs classés + prix par catégorie d’âge U12. 
 
TOUS LES PARTICIPANTS REÇOIVENT UN PRIX + PRIX SPECIAL EDITION NOEL 
 
La préinscription est à effectuer jusqu’à lundi 18 décembre 17h45 en utilisant le lien suivant:
 
 
Les préinscriptions sont obligatoires et devront être confirmés sur place entre 17:00 et 17:45.
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Open Blitz Christmas Edition results

The Gambit Open Blitz Christmas Edition tournament took place today. You can find the results here.

Congratulations to the winner, FM Steve Dishman (Gambit Bonnevoie)!

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Christmas tournaments at Gambit, Grand Prix series

Happy December is here! Time for Christmas tournaments valid for the Grand Prix Series,
PRIZES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS + CHRISTMAS LOTTERY!

Monday, 11 December, 19:00: OPEN Christmas edition 3min +2,  9 to 11 rounds (depending on number of participants), young players and adults all welcome!
registrations: OPEN Christmas edition

Monday, 18 December, 18:00: U18 Christmas edition. PRIZES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS, no adults, only U18 players
registrations: U18 Christmas edition

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Grand Prix Series – upcoming tournaments

These are the dates for the upcoming U18 and Open tournaments in the Grand Prix Series:

Monday, 4 December, 18:00: U18 10+0 9 rounds
Monday, 11 December, 19:00: OPEN Christmas edition 3min +2. 9-11 rounds depending on how much time we have. Extra time for U12 players. 
Friday, 15 December, 19:00: U18 10+0 7 rounds
Monday, 18 December, 18:00: U18 Christmas edition

Slight time handicaps in all U18 tournaments for U18 players playing against U12 players.

You can register for the next tournament using one of the following links:

U18 Grand Prix Tournament Gambit Bonnevoie
OPEN Grand Prix Tournament Gambit Bonnevoie

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CE Gambit Bonnevoie Grand Prix Series started

CE Gambit Bonnevoie is excited to announce a series of chess tournaments tailored for participants under the age of 18. These engaging events, featuring both blitz and rapid formats, will take place once or twice a week from November 2023 to June 2024. The tournaments are open to all youngsters, including those without a license.

Our first tournament kicked off on Monday, November 20, 2023, with a rapid format running from 18:00 to 20:30 at our club premises. Typically, these tournaments consist of either 9 rounds with a 10-minute reflection time per participant (rapid) or 11 rounds with a 5-minute reflection time per participant (blitz). No time increment is applied in either case.

Prizes (60% of total inscription fees) are awarded to top players and exceptionally young talents under the age of 10 and 8. Participants earn points in the Grand Prix rankings, with additional prizes distributed at the end of the season.

Based on feedback from players through a Google document, tournaments are scheduled for Mondays (18:00 – 20:30) and Fridays (19:00 – 21:00), accommodating the availability of the majority.

Every other week, the Monday tournament will also be open to adults, becoming part of the Open Grand Prix. To level the playing field for new participants, stronger players will receive a slight time handicap when competing against younger opponents.

Pre-registration is not mandatory, allowing participants to register up to 10 minutes before the tournament at the playing hall, with a fixed entry fee of 10 euros. However, for added convenience, a Google form for tournament pre-registration as well as additional tournament details will be circulated to all clubs and Bonnevoie members approximately 4-5 days before each tournament.

While we may explore additional tournaments featuring different chess variants like chess960 in the future, none are planned in the coming two weeks.

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First Open blitz event in the Grand Prix series

The first Open event of our Grand Prix series, a 9-round 5-minute blitz, saw GM Marko Tratar get the first place ahead of FM Jan Bednarich and FM Stephen Dishman (all Gambit Bonnevoie), with IM Fred Berend from CE Dudelange in 4th place, and Serge Karp from CE Beggen-Dommeldange in 5th.

Several young players took part in the event, with Sevda Reding taking the 7th place – first among U18.

See full results here.

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Gold for GM Arnaudov and the Bulgarian women national team

Congratulations to our coach and player GM Petar Arnaudov! Petar is also the coach of the Bulgarian women national team who this week won the gold medal at the European championships ahead of Azerbaijan (2), France (3) and Ukraine (4).

Photo: European Chess Union

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Bonnevoie Grand Prix Launched, Open Tournaments as of Monday 27 November

CE Gambit Bonnevoie is thrilled to announce a series of open tournaments, blitz and rapid,  which will be held once or twice a month from November 2023 to June 2024. Detailed schedule of all events and Grand Prix Regulations available shortly.

The tournaments are open to everyone, children and adults, including to players with no licence. The first tournament of this series is a Blitz, taking place on Monday 27 November 2023, from 19:00 to 21:00 in our club premises. There will be 9 rounds, 5 minutes reflection time per participant, no increment. Prizes for best players.

Tournament Director: Stefan Maltezeanu

Mandatory registration by using the following link:

Grand Prix Tournament Gambit Bonnevoie

Registration will be closed once the upper limit of participants has been reached, and in any case at 17:00 on the day of each individual tournament of the series. All registrations are deemed valid, finalization through Confirmation of presence on the spot: all registered players should confirm their pre-registrations by coming to our Club premises on the day of the tournament from 18:30 to 18:55 at the latest in order to be paired for the first round.

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Gambit Bonnevoie national rapid champions 2023

Gambit won the national rapid championship for teams 2023. The tournament held in Schifflange on 19/11/2023 saw Gambit prevail over Differdange after a tense battle. Congratulations to our players Steve Dishman, Narmin Khalafova, Slobodan Filipović, Zoran Stanić (board prize) and Jan Bednarich.

 

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Gambit U18 Grand Prix starting on 20 November 2023

CE Gambit Bonnevoie is glad to announce the start of a series of tournaments for young players U18, which will be held from November 2023 to June 2024.

The tournaments are open to all young players from 6 to 18 years of age. The first tournament of this series will take place on Monday 20 November 2023 from 17:30 to 21:00 in our club premises. There will be 7 rounds, 10 minutes reflection time per participant, no increment. Prizes for best players.

Tournament Director: Stefan Maltezeanu

Players wishing to play please register by using the following link:

U18 tournament Gambit Bonnevoie

Registration will be closed once the upper limit of participants has been reached, and in any case at 17:00 on the day of each individual tournament of the series. Confirmation of presence: all registered players should confirm their pre-registrations by coming to our Club premises on the day of the tournament from 17:00 to 17:50 at the latest in order to be paired for the first round.

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Gambit expanding chess courses offer

 
CE Gambit Bonnevoie is glad to announce that the club is expanding our offer. Starting from Tuesday 14 November additional courses will be available for children and adults.
The coach in charge of these activities is Mr Stefan Maltezeanu, Luxembourg National Blitz Champion 2022 and Luxembourg National Rapid Champion 2022.

The new training sessions are as follows:
On Mondays:
Chess tournaments starting from 20 November 2023, detailed schedule to follow shortly

On Tuesdays:
1) from 14:30 to 16:00 mixed session adults/children
2) from 16:00 to 17:00 class for adults, class for children
3) from 17:00 to 18:00 class for adults, class for children
4) from 18:00 to 19:30 class for adults, class for children
On Wednesdays:
1) from 14:30 to 17:00 mixed session adults/children
2) from 17:00 to 18:00 class for adults, class for children
3) from 18:00 to 19:00 classes for adults
On Fridays:
1) from 17:30 to 18:30 mixed session adults/children
2) from 18:30 to 20:00 class for adults, class for children

 

To enroll please use the following link:
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Training and simultaneous exhibition by GM Petar Genov

On 14 October 2023 CE Gambit Bonnevoie hosted a training session and a simultaneous exhibition by GM Petar Genov. Several players from our club, including our young pupils, made good use of this opportunity to develop their understanding of the game.

 

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Gambit at the European Club Cup 2023

Gambit Bonnevoie landed on place 34 out of 84 participants in the European Club Cup  2023 in Durrës, Albania, 1 to 8 October 2023. The tournament has been won by Magnus Carlsen’s Offerspill Sjakklub.  Among the players representing our club (IM Robert Baskin, GM Margeir Pétursson, IM Julian Geske, IM François Godart, FM Steve Dishman, FM Jan Bednarich, captain Óskar Bjarnason, WFM Bruna Geske), the best performance was recorded by François, who scored 6/7, while Steve managed to get a prestigious draw in his game against GM Gata Kamsky.

 

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Gambit rouvre ses portes le 15 septembre 2023

Le club d’échecs Gambit est prêt à accueillir ses membres et sympathisants le vendredi 15 septembre 2023 à 20h00 pour le début de la nouvelle saison.

Nous rappelons aux membres que le barbecue du club aura lieu le samedi 23 septembre.

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Vitaly Kunin wins German chess championship 2023

Congratulations to Gambit’s GM Vitaly Kunin for winning the Individual German Chess Championship held in Ostfildern (Stuttgart) from 14 to 20 August 2023!

Vitaly ended clear first by emerging victorious from a long and fiercely fought battle in the last round, which proved decisive for winning the title after a number of second places in the recent past.

Photo ©DSB/Paul Meyer-Dunker

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Konstantinos Basinas blitz individual champion 2023

Gambit Bonnevoie confirmed that blitz is their 2023 flavour. Just before joining Echternach for continuing his chess evolution, Konstantinos Basinas won the national individual blitz championship 2023 which was held in Diekirch on 8 July 2023. Oleksii Aliferenko from Differdange won the Federation title.

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