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Wallyjacks 200th Anniversary Of Waterloo 18/6/1815 - 1302-1402

Start Time: Jul 1, 2015

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This is a "No Vacation" tournament!

Hi my friends,

This is the 3rd in a series of tourneys to commerate the Battle of Waterloo which took place on June 18th 1815 and,probably,changed the course of European history.

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher.

Upon Napoleon's return to power in March 1815, many states that had opposed him formed the Seventh Coalition and began to mobilize armies. Two large forces under Wellington and Blücher assembled close to the north-eastern border of France. Napoleon chose to attack in the hope of destroying them before they could join in a coordinated invasion of France with other members of the coalition. Waterloo was the decisive engagement of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon's last. According to Wellington, the battle was "the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life".[10] The defeat at Waterloo ended Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French, and marked the end of his Hundred Days return from exile.

Two days before the battle, Blücher's Prussian army had been defeated by the French at Ligny. Wellington decided to offer battle upon learning that the Prussian army had regrouped and was able to march to his support. Wellington's army, positioned across the Brussels road on the Mont-Saint-Jean escarpment, withstood repeated attacks by the French, until, in the evening, the Prussians arrived in force and broke through Napoleon's right flank. At that moment, Wellington's Anglo-allied army counter-attacked and drove the French army in disorder from the field. Pursuing coalition forces entered France and restored King Louis XVIII to the French throne. Napoleon abdicated, eventually surrendering to Captain Maitland of HMS Bellerophon, part of the British blockade, and was exiled to Saint Helena where he died in 1821.

The battlefield is located in the municipalities of Braine-l'Alleud and Lasne,[11] about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Brussels, and about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the town of Waterloo. The site of the battlefield today is dominated by a large monument, the Lion's Mound. As this mound was constructed from earth taken from the battlefield itself, the contemporary topography of the battlefield near the mound has not been preserved.

 The format is 100 players,4/group,3 days/move,2 concurrent games/opponent,2 to advance from each group unless there are ties and then ALL tied players will advance to the next round.This is a NO VACATION tourney.

Any players above 1402 AT THE START OF THE TOURNEY will be removed and invited to join,whenever possible,the relevant tourney for their new rating.

I will start this tourney on 10/7/15 or once I have 100 ELIGIBLE players,whichever is the sooner.

Please enter,try your best and,most of all,have fun and make new chess friendsSmile.

MikeCool (wallyjack)



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