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  • USA and Russia winners of 42nd Chess Olympiad

    Teams of United States of America in Open section and China in Women section are the winners of 42nd Chess Olympiad, which was concluded yesterday in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

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  • ECU General Assembly 2016

    The ECU General Assembly was organized in Baku, Azerbaijan on 10th September 2016, during the 42nd Chess Olympiad, as part of 87th FIDE Congress.

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  • European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships - Official Invitation

    Serbian Chess Federation and European Chess Union have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate in the 16th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship.

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  • ECU Newsletter August 2016

    August 2016 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out!

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  • European Rapid & Blitz Championships - Official Invitation

    The European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2016 will take place in Tallinn/Estonia, from 14-18 December, in Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel, which is the official venue of the Championship.

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  • 12 new European Youth Champions crowned in Prague

    The European Youth Chess Championship 2016 ended in Prague after ten days of exciting battles, 5843 chess games played, and participation of the record number of 1309 chess players.

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  • Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU becomes independent, strong, leads fight against corruption

    Interview with the ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili

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  • EU Youth Chess Championship 2016 finished

    On Sunday, August 14th culminated in Kouty nad Desnou (CZE) fights for winning EU Youth Chess Championship 2016.

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  • Israel and Ukraine winners of EYTCC 2016

    Teams of Israel in Open section and Ukraine in Girl’s section are the winners of the European Youth Team U18 Chess Championship 2016, which was held in Celje, Slovenia.

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  • Gabuzyan and Velikic win European Chess Universities Games 2016

    GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan (Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture) and Adela Velikic (University of Belgrade) are the winners of the European Universities Chess Games, which were held in Zagreb/Croatia, 12-15 July in Pauk Hall.

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  • European Club Cup trophies - call for tender

    The European Chess Union calls for a tender open to all interested persons for a customized design for a trophy dedicated to the winners of the European Club Cup Chess Championships.

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  • ECU Board meeting in Prague main information and decisions

    The second European Board meeting in 2016, organized in Prague, Czech Republic, took place on 24th and 25th June after the kind invitation of the Czech Chess Federation.

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  • Anna Ushenina new European Champion

    Ukrainian Grandmaster and former World Champion Anna Ushenina (2450) added another important title to her collection – the title of European Champion!

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  • Ernesto Inarkiev new European Champion

    Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686) won the European Individual Chess Championship which concluded yesterday in Gjakova!

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  • CIS Conference in Brussels - Chess promotion in Brussels

    The Chess in School Conference, organized as a result of the co-operation of the European Chess Union and European Parliament, was held on 24 February in Brussels/Belgium.

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  • Bank of Georgia official Sponsor of ECU

    European Chess Union announces the official launch of the sponsorship program by the Bank of Georgia, a private Bank, belonging to the UK Company Bank of Georgia Holdings plc., based in London.The Bank will financially support direct the European Chess Union in a 4 years-program.

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Events News

USA AND CHINA WINNERS OF 42ND CHESS OLYMPIAD

Teams  of United States of America in Open section and China in Women section are the winners of […]

INDIA WITH PERFECT SCORE, UKRAINE & RUSSIA LEAD IN WOMEN SECTION IN BAKU

India became the sole leader and the only team with the perfect score after they defeated the Netherlands in […]

42ND CHESS OLYMPIAD OFFICIALLY OPENED

The 42nd Chess Olympiad was opened yesterday with a beautiful opening ceremony, held at the Baku National Gymnastics […]

ECU News

IN MEMORIAM MARK DVORETSKY

We have been sadly informed that the legendary Russian chess player and trainer Mark Dvoretsky died today at the age […]

ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2016 MAIN DECISIONS AND INFORMATION

The ECU General Assembly was organized in Baku, Azerbaijan on 10th September 2016, during the 42nd Chess Olympiad, […]

FIDE ETHICS COMMISSION FINAL DECISION ON EYCC BUDVA 2013 CASE

Final decision of FIDE Ethics Commission about the European Chess Union and Montenegro Chess Federation complaint regarding the organisation […]

Federations News

MARKUS RAGGER WINS VIENNA OPEN 2016

Vienna Chess Open finished today with the victory of the Austrian top player GM Markus Ragger (2686), who […]

CZECH OPEN 2016 FINAL REPORT

In the main tournament Pardubice Open were presented 291 players. „We saw 45 GMs and 65 IMs,” said […]

CZECH OPEN 2016

Many chess tournaments took place in Pardubice during the last week. One of the most important and star-studded […]

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