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  • European Senior Chess Championship 2017 concluded

    The 17th European Senior Chess Championship which took place in Sabadell, Spain from 11th-21st August is finished. The Championship was played in 2 categories: 50+ and 65+.

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  • European Youth Team Chess Championship starts tomorrow

    European Youth Team Chess Championship 2017 starts tomorrow in Rymanow Zdroj, Poland and will be held from 16th-24th August. 39 teams coming from 17 European federations registered for the event.

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  • European Senior Team Chess Championship 2017 concluded

    Serbia and Russia became the European Senior Team Chess Champions! European Senior Team Chess Championship took place in the tourist settlement “Ribarsko ostrvo” in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 24th June to 4th July.

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  • European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championship 2017 ended

    The 17th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship finished yesterday with participation of almost 300 young players from more than 20 European countries. The event took place in Budva, Montenegro, from 19th to 23th June.

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  • European School Chess Champions for 2017 announced

    The European School Chess Championship finished yesterday in Budva, Montenegro, with the participation of 343 players from over 20 European federations divided in 6 age categories open and girls: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17.

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  • ECU Newsletter July 2017

    July 2017 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out!

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  • European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 concluded

    European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 which took place in Nis, Serbia from 9th-17th June finished yesterday. The Championship consisted from 3 different rating categories: 0-1699, 1700-1999 and 2000-2300.

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  • ECU Advisory Board- ECU School Chess Teacher Certificate

    The ECU Education Commission launched its activities in late 2014. The main reason was a need of an organization representing the growing movement of using chess as a pedagogic tool to develop social and intellectual skills to children.

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  • Maxim Matlakov new European Chess Champion

    Grandmaster Maxim Matlakov (RUS, 2714) triumphed at the 18th European Individual Chess Championship 2017 with 8.5 points.

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  • European Team Chess Championship 2017 Official Regulations

    The European Team Chess Championship will be held from October 27th (day of arrival) until November 6th (day of departure) 2017 in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece.

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  • European Club Cup 2017 Official Regulations

    Turkish Chess Federation invites all European Chess Federations members of ECU to participate in the 33rd European Club Cup and the 22nd European Club Cup for Women. The events will be held in Antalya, Turkey. The dates are 7th October (arrival and opening) to 15th October 2017 (departure).

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  • ECU Board meeting in Riga main information and decisions

    The second ECU Board meeting in 2017 took place in Riga/ Latvia on 21st and 22nd April, during the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2017.

    The Latvian Chess Federation hosted the meeting at Radisson Blu hotel under the excellent conditions.

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  • Nana Dzagnidze new European Women's Chess Champion

    Georgian Grandmaster Nana Dzagnidze is the winner of the 18th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship, which was held in Riga/Latvia, from from 10th to 23rd April in the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel.

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  • European Youth Chess Championship 2017

    Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games & Events” Sports Association and the European Chess Union have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated members of ECU to participate in the European Youth Chess Championship, organised in Mamaia/Romania from 4-15 September 2017.

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  • European Youth Grand Prix 2017-2018

    The European Youth Grand Prix is a series of three tournaments held over two calendar years 2017 and 2018.

    The event is held under the patronage of the ECU and gathers the best young and talented youth players within Europe.

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  • European Union Youth Chess Championship

    15th European Union Youth Chess Championship will be held in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic, 18-27 August 2017, in the Cultural Hall of Hotel Dlouhe Strane Kouty nad Desnou.

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  • European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017

    The European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Monaco, from 20th to 24th October, 2017, in the Hotel Novotel, as the official venue of the events.

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  • European Corporate Chess Championship 2017

    The 1st European Corporate Chess Championship 2017 will take place in the Town Hall of Honour of the City of Asnières, Paris/France, 24 – 25 November 2017.

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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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  • 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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EUROPEAN SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 CONCLUDED

European Senior Chess Championship for 2017 which took place in Sabadell, Spain from 11th-21st August finished yesterday. The […]

EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017- R3 REPORT

Three rounds have been played on European Youth Team Chess Championship 2017 which started on 16th of August […]

EUROPEAN SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 R6 REPORT

Six rounds have been played on European Senior Chess Championship held in Sabadell, Spain.   In 50+ Open […]

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ECU NEWSLETTER JULY 2017

The ECU Newsletter July 2017 is out! In this edition of the ECU Newsletter you may enjoy in: […]

ECU CONGRATULATES BORIS KUTIN ON HIS 70th ANNIVERSARY

European Chess Union congratulates FIDE Vice President Mr. Boris Kutin on his 70th Anniversary.   Mr. Boris Kutin […]

2nd ECU CONGRESS- ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2017

The 2nd ECU Congress and the Annual ECU General Assembly will be held in beautiful Creta Maris Beach […]

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CZECH OPEN 2017- FINAL REPORT

The 28th International Chess and Games Festival Czech Open 2017 started on July 13th and finished on July 30th. […]

CZECH OPEN 2017

The 28th International Chess and Games Festival Czech Open 2017 started on July 13th and will last until […]

CHESS EVENTS ON THE 20TH MACCABIAH GAMES

The chess tournaments in the 20th Maccabiah will be held on July 5-14 in Dan hotel, Jerusalem. Chess […]