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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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  • European Women's Championship 2016 starts in 9 days

    The 17th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 starts in 9 days in Mamaia, the largest and best known resort on Romanian Riviera.

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  • ECU Newsletter April 2016

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

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  • Israel and Russia win European Senior Team Championship 2016

    Team of Israel, in category 50+ and Russia, in category 65+ are the new European Senior Team Champions for 2016!

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  • EU Youth Chess Championship 2016

    14th European Union Youth Chess Championship will be held in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic, 5-14 August 2016, in the Cultural Hall of Hotel Dlouhe Strane Kouty nad Desnou.

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  • European Youth Team Championship 2016

    Slovenian Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union organizes the European Youth U18 Team Chess Championship, which will be held in Celje/Slovenia, 9-17 July, 2016, in Hotel Celeia.

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  • ECU Board meeting in Lviv

    The first European Board meeting for 2016 was organized in Lviv, Ukraine on 1st and 2nd March, after the kind invitation by the Ukrainian and Lviv Regional Chess Federations.

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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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  • European Youth Chess Championship 2016

    The European Youth Chess Championship 2016 is organized by AVE-KONTAKT Pardubice agency, Czech Chess Federation and the European Chess Union in Prague/Czech Republic, from 17th August (arrival) to 28th August (departure) 2016.

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  • European Senior Chess Championship 2016

    The European Senior Chess Championship will take place in Yerevan, Armenia from June 4 (day of arrival) to 14 June (day of departure) 2016.

    The tournament will be held in Chess House after Tigran Petrosian.

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  • European Amateur Championship 2016 Official Invitation

    The European Amateur Chess Championship 2016 will be held in Ruzomberok, a town in northern Slovakia, from June 5 to June 12 2016.

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  • European School Chess Championship 2016

    The European Chess Union and the International School Chess Union have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the European Chess Union and eligible players in the European School Championships 2016 organised in Kassandra, Halkidiki, Greece from 16 – 26 June.

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  • European Chess Universities Games in Rijeka and Zagreb 2016

    The largest university sport event in Europe, the European Universities Games, also feature chess tournament next year.

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  • ECU and EU ready for joint projects

    ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and chess legend GM Judit Polgar visited Brussels on 2nd and 3rd June, 2015 for important meetings with the European Commission (Education, Culture & Sports) and the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education.

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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

ERNESTO INARIKEV NEW EUROPEAN CHAMPION

Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686) won the European Individual Chess Championship which concluded yesterday in Gjakova/Kosovo*. Inarkiev draw his […]

INARKIEV REMAINS THE LEADER AT EICC WITH ONE ROUND TO GO

The 10th round of the European Individual Chess Championship 2016 was quite peaceful on the top boards, with […]

INARKIEV MAINTAINS THE LEAD AT EICC 2016

Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686) defeated Igor Kovalenko (LAT 2644) in the top encounter of the 9th round and […]

ECU News

ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2016

The annual ECU General Assembly 2016 will take place on 10th September 2016 in Baku/Azerbaijan, during the 87th FIDE […]

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 2/2016

Dear Chess Friends, The annual ECU General Assembly 2016 will take place on 10th September 2016 at 9.30 […]

ECU NEWSLETTER APRIL 2016

April 2016 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you […]

Federations News

4TH POLISH-HUNGARIAN FRIENDSHIP CHESS TOURNAMENT IN KATOWICE

Traditionally, for the 4th year, our Polish friends organized the Polish-Hungarian Friendship Chess Tournament, with the intention to promote […]

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CHESS EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS IN ARMENIA

Chess Academy of Armenia and Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, cooperating with FIDE, Armenian Chess Federation, […]

CHESS IN SCHOOL CONFERENCE IN WARSAW/POLAND

The project “Education through Chess in School” is organized and guided by Polish Chess Federation in cooperation with […]

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