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MT-Bielecki Top Players

Witold Bielecki Memorial/ Bravo section – finished!

Polish CC Federation organized Witold Bielecki Memorial/Bravo section at category 12 (average rating 2527) with 13 players and IA Hans-Jürgen Isigkeit from Germany as TD.

In this event 4 Polish players participated:

-3 Champions of Poland:

Rafael Pierzak – 38th (1995-1997) Antoni Schön – twice 49th (2006-2008) & 50th (2007-2009) Jerzy Staniszewski – 54th (2011-2012) [...]

Match Witold’s Friends – Rest of the World – finished with result 256½:263½!

The biggest match in the world Match Witold’s Friends – Rest of the World on 261 boards (server part at 252 boards and postal part at 9 boards) started on 2012-03-01 finished on 2014-12-28 with result 256½:263½ (245½:258½, 11:5).

But more important than final result was friendly meeting to honour our friend Witold Bielecki :)

Let me thank to all [...]

Witold Bielecki Memorial/Top Players – update 2015-12-12

Dear Friends,

After 2 years and 9 months from start of Witold Bielecki Memorial/Top Players – the strongest ICCF event since 12 years – only one game remains open.

We know that winners are both GM Stephan Busemann and GM David A. van der Hoeven.

Congratulations to Stephan & David!

Last game is decisive for the 3rd [...]

Report on World Cup 18 semi-finals as of 2014-08-30

Statistics

One year after official start of the World Cup 18 semi-finals we have 74% completed games (range from 49% to 95%). See below more statistics.

Evgeny Podvoysky (RUS) from section 10 is the first player qualified to final stage (on 2014-07-04).

The final is expected to start as soon as all qualifiers are known.

Below some statistics [...]

ICCF Diamond Jubilee Webserver World Cup 18 preliminaries finished on 2014-03-30!

We received 844 entries (685 players) from 53 countries, which were distributed to 65 groups with average rating from 2105 to 2124, close to average rating of all entries 2115. Those countries with 50 or more entries  were: Germany 117, Russia 91, USA 58, Spain 54, Poland 53, Italy 52.

ICCF Diamond Jubilee Webserver World Cup [...]

Report on World Cup 18 semi-finals as of 2014-03-08

Statistics

Half a year after official start of the World Cup 18 we have 33% completed games (range from 12% to 65%). See below more statistics.

Below some statistics and qualifications by sections can be found as of 2014-03-08.

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Section Games FG# % DJ-CT18 936 306 33% DJ-CT18/sf01 78 11 14% DJ-CT18/sf02 78 24 [...]

Witold Bielecki Memorial Team Tournament Final started on 2013-09-08

Dear Chessfriends,

Welcome to Witold Bielecki Memorial Team Tournament Final!

This European national team tournament is the second edition of a team event (6 boards) with average rating not higher than 2000.

This edition has been organized in 2 stages, preliminary and final, by ICCF-Europa, with support of the Polish Correspondence Chess Federation and called [...]

The 1st games of ICCF Diamond Jubilee Webserver World Cup 18 semi-finals completed!

Official start date of ICCF Diamond Jubilee Webserver World Cup 18 semi-final stage is 2013-08-30, but we have the first completed game which is the game Lins, Thomas – Ilyin, Pavel Egorovich in section 08 ended on 2013-08-18, 22:33 with draw.

It could happen, because sections were initiated on 2013-08-02.

 

Amici sumus

Mariusz Wojnar

Central Tournament Leader

MT-Bielecki/Top results report – Ron Langeveld and David Hoeven have achieved a norm for ICCF-GM!

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MT-Bielecki/Top results report as of 2013-08-10:

No White Black Result Result date 63 940817 Papenin, Nikolai 900070 Ljubičić, Ing. Leonardo BlackWins 2013-07-05 64 210773 Hall, Richard V. M. 940817 Papenin, Nikolai Draw 2013-07-06 65 210773 Hall, Richard V. M. 370930 Langeveld, Ron A. H. Draw 2013-07-09 66 84813 Wunderlich, Dr. Hans-Dieter 160789 Lafarga Santorromán, [...]

Witold Bielecki Memorial/ Bravo section – winners are known!

Polish CC Federation organized Witold Bielecki Memorial, Bravo section at category 12 (average rating 2527) with 13 players and IA Hans-Jürgen Isigkeit from Germany as TD.

In this event 4 Polish players participate, 3 of them are Champions of Poland:

Rafael Pierzak – 38th (1995-1997) Antoni Schön – twice 49th (2006-2008) & 50th (2007-2009) Jerzy [...]