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04.06.2020 Werner Stern Memorial
To pay a tribute to our friend twice EU Champion Werner Stern ICCF Europa organized a server tournament which attracted 169 players.
On June 15 the main Final start.
There are three cash prizes 500/300/200 Euro

We also decided to complete two consolation Finals.
Consolation Final A
Consolation Final B

29.08.2019 Published the revised ICCF Europe Regulations (.pdf)

25.02.2019 Werner Stern Memorial invitational Tournament

ICCF Europa has the pleasure to announce a Memorial tournament.
o pay a permanent tribute to the Memory of a great player in the history of  EU and World postal correspondence chess Werner Stern.
He is the only player to have won the European Championship twice.

Werner Stern Memorial
Category V-VIII:  dependent on the players entered.
Granting SIM, IM, CCM, CCE norms.
13-15 players.
TO: Andrey Pavlikov (Zonal Director for Europe)
TD: to be announced later
Played by: postal mail
Rules: ICCF standard time control of 10 moves in 40 days with duplication after 20 days is used.
Start date: 15 May 2019
Entry fee: 10 Euro Prize fund: 300, 200, 100 Euro for 1st, 2nd, 3rd players
Criterion for players: players who wish to participate in tournament shall have an ELO (rating) 2350+ in ICCF rating list 2019/2.

Best wishes, Andrey Pavlikov



In memoriam GM-ICCF Werner Stern

   Werner Stern recently passed away at the age of 86 years. Werner was a physicist by profession and lived in Bremen for many years. Werner played correspondence chess for more than 50 years and celebrated many successes; he was the first European Champion (individual) and achieved this title for a second time to become the 7th European Champion. Werner obtained the IM title in 1990, the SIM title in 2001 and gained the Grandmaster title in 2009.

   In national championships, Werner became the 20th Veterans Champion of Germany (2002 - 2005)

   Werner is the only player to have won the European Championship twice. The confident way, in which he won both tournaments is remarkable; in the first European Championship he achieved 13,5 Points/14 games - 3,5 points ahead of the second and third placed players Risto Kauranan and H. Ernst. In the 7th European Championship he again won with a remarkable 12 points/14 games (11 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss) 2 points ahead of the following players. In finale no. 28 Werner became Vice European Champions, only 0,5 behind the winner Janis Vitomskis.

   Also in the World Championships Werner played many interesting and nice games; he won his group in the Candidates Tournaments of the 15th  World Championship and achieved a further qualification to Final in the 19th Candidates Tournament. Werner played two finals, ended in the upper midfield and played lots of wonderful games. He repeatedly beat top world-class players in an impressive manner.

   We will always honour his memory. Rest in peace, dear Werner!

   Uwe Staroske


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