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  • Maksim Vavulin and Sergei Zhigalko winners of European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship

    European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2017 gathered more than 1300 players coming from 41 European federations and took place in Katowice, Poland from 14th-17th December.

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  • Caruana wins London Chess Classic 2017

    Fabiano Caruana is the Winner of the London Chess Classic 2017! Magnus Carlsen finished the Championship third,which was enough to become the Winner of Grand Chess Tour 2017! 5th London Chess Conference concluded with further plans for development of Scholastic Chess.

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  • European Women's Individual Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    The 19th European Women Individual Chess Championship 2018 will take place in Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia, from 7th to 20th April. The event will be held in a 4* Hotel Bellevue, located in the national park of Vysoke Tatry.

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  • ECU Newsletter November 2017

    November Newsletter of the European Chess Union is out!

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  • 1st ECU Schools Internet Chess Championship concluded

    The 1st School Internet Championship of European Chess Union was played on 16th and 23rd of November 2017 in two categories: U11 and U17. Double crown went to the team of the 2nd Gymnasium of Saint Petersburg from Russia who dominated the Championship in both categories.

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  • RZD wins 1st European Corporate Chess Championship

    The innovative European event took place in Paris/France, from 24th-25th November. The President of the ECU, Mr.Zurab Azmaiparashvili announced the 2nd European Corporate Championship in 2018 will take place again in Paris.

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  • European Individual Chess Championship 2018- Official Regulations

    The European Individual Chess Championship for 2018 will take place in Batumi, Georgia, from 16th-29th March, in the 5 stars Hotel “Sheraton Batumi”, which will be the official venue of the Championship.

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  • 2nd ECU Congress concluded

    2nd ECU Congress took place in Creta Maris Conference Center, Hersonissos, Crete/Greece, from 2nd-4th November. The main decisions of the ECU Board and General Assembly can be read on the ECU Website.

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  • European Team Chess Champions for 2017 are crowned!

    Teams of Azerbaijan and Russia became the European Team Chess Champions for 2017 in Open and Women’s section respectively. The event took place in Hersonissos, Greece from 27th-7th November.

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  • Anna Muzychuk wins European ACP Women's Rapid Championship

    European ACP Women's Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2017 took place in Hotel Novotel, as the official venue of the event, in Monaco, and was played on 21st and 22nd October.

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  • Globus and Batumi Chess Club NONA won European Club Cup 2017

    The teams Globus from Russia in the Open section and Batumi Chess Club NONA in Women’s section are the winners of the European Club Cup 2017, which finished successfully in Antalya, Turkey.

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  • IM Shevchenko Kirill wins the 2nd leg of European Youth Gran Prix 2017/2018

    IM Shevchenko Kirill (UKR, 2531) triumphed at the second stage of the European Youth Gran Prix, held in Jermuk, Armenia, from 3rd-16th October. The European Youth Grand Prix is a series of three tournaments held over two calendar years 2017 and 2018.

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  • Aronian Levon wins FIDE World Cup 2017

    FIDE World Cup 2017 took place in Hualing and Biltmore Hotel in Tbilisi/Georgia, from 2nd to 27th September. After 20 days of long and exhausting fights Aronian won the final match against Ding Liren with result 4:2 and became the Winner of the FIDE World Cup 2017.

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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MAKSIM VAVULIN AND SERGEI ZHIGALKO WINNERS OF EUROPEAN RAPID&BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

The last European event for 2017, European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2017, concluded yesterday in Katowice, Poland. “Spodek” Sport […]

EUROPEAN RAPID&BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 STARTS

Everything is set for the European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship for 2017 which starts tomorrow in “Spodek” Sport and […]

ECU SCHOOL CHESS TEACHER TRAINING COURSE- BUDAPEST

The 4th ECU School Chess Teacher training course held in Budapest took place in PODIT Educational and Chess […]

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ECU NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2017

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

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO.4/2017

Dear Chess Friends, The 2nd ECU Congress took place from 1st to 5th of November 2017. A large […]

2nd ECU CONGRESS CONCLUDED – MAIN DECISIONS

2nd ECU Congress took place in Creta Maris Conference Center, Hersonissos, Crete/Greece, from 2nd-4th November. The ECU Congress […]

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CARUANA WINS LONDON CHESS CLASSIC 2017

The London Chess Classic is the final leg of Grand Chess Tour 2017 contained of 5 tournaments played […]

40 YEARS “WHITE TOWER” OPEN TOURNAMENT- Thessaloniki, Greece

International Open Tournament 40 years White Tower will take place from 2nd-8th January in Thessaloniki, Greece. The tournament […]

ROMANIAN SUPERLIGA 2017

Romanian National Team Chess Championship, Romanian Superliga in Open and Women section for 2017, is currently ongoing in […]