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  • European Senior Team Chess Championship 2018 concluded

    Teams of Italy and Russia became the Winners of Euoropean Senior Team Chess Championship 2018, in sections 50+ and 65+, respectively. Both teams finished the event unattainable with perfect result and 9 consecutive victories. Congratulations to Winners!

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  • Valentina Gunina wins European Women Chess Championship 2018

    Valentina Gunina convincingly won the European Women Individual Chess Championships 2018, which took place from 7th-20th April, in Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia. Silver medal went to Dzagnidze Nana, while Ushenina Anna took the bronze medal and the third place.

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  • European ACP Women's Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 concluded

    European ACP Women's Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 concluded in Tbilisi, Georgia. Elizabeth Paehtz became new European ACP Women's Rapid Champion and Anna Muzychuk is new European ACP Women's Blitz Champion!

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  • Ivan Saric new European Champion

    Ivan Saric (CRO, 2657) triumphed at the 18th European Individual Chess Championship with 8.5 points after winning in the last round of Championship. Second place went to Wojtaszek Radoslaw (POL, 2738) and the bronze came to Sjugirov Sanan (RUS, 2652). Congratulations to the Winners!

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  • European Youth Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    The European Youth Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 19th-30th August, in Riga, Latvia. The event will be played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, open section and girls section separately.

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  • FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament 2018

    The FIDE World Chess Candidates tournament will take place from 10th-28th March in Berlin, Germany. The winner of the event will become a challenger of reigning World Chess Champion- Magnus Carlsen, and will have a chance to fight for the World Champion title at the World Championship.

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  • European School Chess Individual Cup 2018

    The 1st European School Chess Individual Cup 2018 will take place from 3rd-12th October, in Budva, Montenegro. The event will be played in 5 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13 and U15 in combined system, boys and girls separately. The event will be tested through 2018-2020 and in case of success will be included in ECU regulations.

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  • European Youth Team Chess Championship 2018

    European Youth Team Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 11th-19th July in Bad Blankenburg, Germany. The event will be played in two age categories: U12 and U18, boys and girls separately.

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  • European Club Cup 2018- Regulations

    34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup will be simultaneously held from 11th-19th October 2018 in Porto Carras, famous Greek seaside resort in Halkidiki.

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  • European Amateur Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 13th-21st June in Niksic, Montenegro. The event will be played in three rating categories: U1700, U2000 and U2300, women and men separately.

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  • European Senior Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    The 18th European Senior Chess Championship will take place from 3rd-13th August in Drammen, Norway.

    The event will be played in 2 age categories, men and women separately, 50+ and 60+.

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  • European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championship 2018- Regulations

    European Chess Union (ECU) and Romanian Chess Federation have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to ECU to participate in the European Youth Rapid&Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship which will be held from 31st July-5th August 2018 in Oradea, Romania.

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  • European School Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    The European School Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 29th June-8th July in Krakow, Poland. The event will be played in 6 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17, boys and girls separately.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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ITALY AND RUSSIA EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONS

Teams of Italy and Russia triumphed at the European Senior Team Chess Championship 2018, in categories 50+ and […]

ZISKA HELGI DAM WINS EUROPEAN SMALL NATIONS INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

Grandmaster Ziska Helgi Dam (FAI, 2549) became the Winner of the 3rd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship, […]

VALENTINA GUNINA WINS EUROPEAN WOMEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Valentina Gunina (RUS, 2507) convincingly won the European Women Individual Chess Championships 2018, which took place from 7th-20th […]

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ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO.1/2018

Dear Chess Friends, This is the latest information from the European Chess Union including ECU innovative actions and […]

ECU NEWSLETTER MARCH 2018

ECU Newsletter March 2018 is out! In this edition of the ECU Newsletter you may read about: Final […]

ECU BOARD MEETING BATUMI 2018 – INFORMATION AND DECISIONS

The 1st European Chess Union Board meeting in 2018 took place on the 26th and the 27th of […]

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IN MEMORIAM NINO KHURTSIDZE (1975-2018)

European Chess Union expresses the most sincere condolences to family, friends, colleagues and the whole chess world who […]

CHESS STUDIES PROGRAMS ON ROMANIAN UNIVERSITIES

Following the two Education Ministry Decrees in 2014 for chess in schools introduction, along with the numerous sessions […]

“SIGHTED HANDS PROJECT” OF TURKISH CHESS FEDERATION

Chess will light up the world of visually impaired children in Turkey. With the new project called “Sighted […]