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  • World Chess Championship Match Special Edition

    The biggest chess event of the year – World Championship Match, ended couple of days ago in New York.

    For this occasion, the ECU prepared the Special World Championship Match Edition, summing the impressions about the event.

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  • ECU Newsletter November 2016

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

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  • European School and European Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2017 in Montenegro

    Montenegro Chess Federation announced the official invitations for the European School Chess Championship and the 17th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship, both to be organized in June 2017 in Budva, Montenegro.

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  • Alkaloid Skopje and Cercle d’Echecs Monte-Carlo win European Club Cup

    The teams of Alkaloid from Skopje in the Open section and Cercle d’Echecs Monte Carlo in Women’s section are the winners of the European Club Cup 2016, which finished yesterday in Novi Sad, Serbia.

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  • ECU Arbiters' Refreshment Course in Novi Sad

    During the European Club Cup 2016 in Novi Sad/Serbia, the ECU organized the 1st ECU Arbiters’ Refreshment Course, which was held from 8th to 10th November.

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  • London Chess Conference - The Didactics of Chess

    We are pleased to announce the 4th edition of the London Chess and Education Conference, which will take place on 10-12th December 2016 at the Hilton Kensington Olympia.

    The conference is supported by Chess in Schools and Communities as part of its educational mission, as well as by the European Chess Union.

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  • 1st ECU Education Chess Conference in Batumi

    The 1st ECU Education Chess Conference took place on 25-26 October 2016 in Batumi/Georgia, during the FIDE World Cadets Chess Championship.

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  • European Fair Play Movement Conference in Vienna

    During the last weekend, 7-8 October 2016, the Conference and the General Assembly of the European Fair Play Movement was held in Vienna, Austria.

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  • New trophies for the European Club Cup

    For the first time and as previously announced, the ECU is presenting new cups specially designed for the European Chess Club Cup 2016 for Men and Women.

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  • USA and Russia winners of 42nd Chess Olympiad

    Teams of United States of America in Open section and China in Women section are the winners of 42nd Chess Olympiad, which was concluded yesterday in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

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  • ECU General Assembly 2016

    The ECU General Assembly was organized in Baku, Azerbaijan on 10th September 2016, during the 42nd Chess Olympiad, as part of 87th FIDE Congress.

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  • European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships - Official Invitation

    Serbian Chess Federation and European Chess Union have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate in the 16th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship.

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  • European Rapid & Blitz Championships - Official Invitation

    The European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2016 will take place in Tallinn/Estonia, from 14-18 December, in Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel, which is the official venue of the Championship.

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  • 12 new European Youth Champions crowned in Prague

    The European Youth Chess Championship 2016 ended in Prague after ten days of exciting battles, 5843 chess games played, and participation of the record number of 1309 chess players.

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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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  • EU Youth Chess Championship 2016 finished

    On Sunday, August 14th culminated in Kouty nad Desnou (CZE) fights for winning EU Youth Chess Championship 2016.

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  • Israel and Ukraine winners of EYTCC 2016

    Teams of Israel in Open section and Ukraine in Girl’s section are the winners of the European Youth Team U18 Chess Championship 2016, which was held in Celje, Slovenia.

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  • Anna Ushenina new European Champion

    Ukrainian Grandmaster and former World Champion Anna Ushenina (2450) added another important title to her collection – the title of European Champion!

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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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  • 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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  • 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

MAGNUS CARLSEN DEFENDS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

Magnus Carlsen won two tie-break games and retained the World Championship title. It took everything he had against […]

EUROPEAN SCHOOL AND EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 IN MONTENEGRO

Montenegro Chess Federation announced the official invitations for the European School Chess Championship and the 17th European Youth […]

WCM GAME 10: CARLSEN STRIKES BACK, EVENS THE SCORE

Though Magnus Carlsen is Norwegian, he celebrated the American holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday by winning Game 10 […]

ECU News

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH SPECIAL EDITION

The biggest chess event of the year – World Championship Match, ended couple of days ago in New […]

ECU NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2016

ECU Newsletter November 2016 in out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report on […]

ECU PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES CARLSEN AND KARJAKIN

The ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili sent letters of congratulations to Mr. Morten Madsen, President of the Norway Chess […]

Federations News

INTERNATIONAL CHESS IN SCHOOLS SEMINAR IN TIRANA

The International Chess in Schools seminar was held in Tirana from 11th to 13th November 2016, in organization […]

4TH RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DES ÉCHECS FRANCOPHONES

The very first “Rencontres Internationales des Échecs Francophones” were held in Marrakech in 2013 with Garry Kasparov dropping […]

VISIT IRELAND FOR ULTIMATE CHESS EXPERIENCE!

The Limerick Open takes place from the 29-31 October, 2016 in the luxurious Savoy Hotel, Limerick, Ireland. Past […]

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