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  • FIDE World Cup 2017 semi-finals

    The strongest FIDE World Cup ever is getting to its closure. After 14 days and great fights 4 players reached the FIDE World Cup semi-finals. Levon Aronian (ARM, 2802), Vachier-Lagrave Maxime (FRA, 2804), Wesley So (2792) and Ding Liren (2771) will continue the fight for the prestigious first place.

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  • European Youth Chess Championship 2017 concluded

    The 27th European Youth Chess Championship which took place in Mamaia, Romania from 4th-14th September concluded today. The Championship was played in 6 age categories, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, boys and girls separately.

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  • European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2017

    The city of Katowice, the Polish Chess Federation and the European Chess Union have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the European Blitz and Rapid Chess Championship 2017 which will be held in Katowice, Poland from 15th-17th December.

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  • FIDE World Cup 2017 has officially started

    The strongest FIDE World Cup ever has officially started yesterday and takes place from 2nd to 27th September in Hualing Hotel Tbilisi, Georgia. Above 128 the strongest players in the world are top 15 players, current and former World Chess Champions and top women players. READ MORE

  • ECU School Chess Teacher Training Course

    The 2nd ECU School Chess Teacher training course will take place in London, United Kingdom from 14th to 15th October 2017. The ECU School Chess Teacher Certificate is available to those who complete the course and pass an online test taken at the end of the course.

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  • ECU Newsletter August 2017

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

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  • European Union Youth Chess Champions for 2017 announced!

    15th EU Youth Chess Championship took place in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic, from 18th-27th August. The Championship was organized in 4 age categories (U8, U10, U12, U14) for players from EU member countries, from EU candidate countries and from their neighbourhood countries.

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  • Germany and Poland win European Youth Team Chess Championship 2017

    Teams of Germany in Open section and Poland in Girl’s section are the winners of European Youth Team U18 Chess Championship for 2017 which was held in Rymanow Zdroj, Poland, from 16th-24th August.

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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 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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  • 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 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 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 UNIVERSITIES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 STARTED

European Universities Chess Championship 2017 takes place in Las Palmeras Hotel, Fuengirola/Spain, from 21st to 25th September (Departure […]

FIDE WORLD CUP 2017 SEMI-FINALS

The strongest FIDE World Cup ever is getting to its closure. 128 of the best players in the world […]

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 CONCLUDED

The 27th European Youth Chess Championship, one of the most numerous Championship in the ECU calendar finished today […]

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“LET US FIND THE WAY TO EACH OTHER!” ECU and Chess4Europe

European Chess Union is working hard on promoting chess as a useful tool not only to increase intellectual […]

ECU NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2017

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

AGENDA OF ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2017

On behalf of ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili we herewith invite all ECU members federations to attend the Annual […]

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TSAGHAZDOR OPEN 2017

Tsaghadzor Open Chess Tournament will be held in Tsaghadzor, Armenia from 22nd November to 2nd December 2017. Tsaghadzor […]

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 […]