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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 Newsletter April 2017

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

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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 Chess Championship 2017

    Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games & Events” Sports Association and the European Chess Union have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated members of ECU to participate in the European Youth Chess Championship, organised in Mamaia/Romania from 4-15 September 2017.

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  • European Senior Chess Championship 2017 Regulations

    The Spanish Chess Federation, Ione Tecno Group and the European Chess Union have the honor to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to the ECU to participate in the 17th European Senior Chess Championship (50+ and 65+), for Men and Woman.

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  • White Rook Chess Tournament 2017

    Russian Chess Federation has the honour to invite young and ambitious players from all over the world to take part in the final stage of prestigious chess competition among secondary school teams Belaya Ladya, also known as White Rook

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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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  • Official Regulations of the European Individual Chess Championship 2017

    The European Individual Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Minsk/Belarus, from 29th May to 11th June 2017, in the Sports Palace, which will be the official venue of the Championship.

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  • European Amateur Chess Championship 2017

    Chess Federation of the City of Nis, in association with the Serbian Chess Federation and under the auspices of the European Chess Union organizes the European Amateur Chess Championship 2017.

    The Championship will take place in Nis, Serbia, from June 9 (day of arrival) to June 17 (day of departure) 2017.

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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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  • European Senior Team Championship 2017

    The 17th European Senior Team Championship will take place in Novi Sad/Serbia, from June 24 to July 4, 2017.

    The official venue of the event will be the congress and the ball halls of the tourist settlement “Ribarsko ostrvo” in Novi Sad.

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  • Official Invitation for the European Youth Team Championship 2017

    The European Youth Team Chess Championship 2017 will be held from 16th to 24th August in Rymanów Zdrój/Poland, at the PST “Stomil” Rymanów Zdrój, which is the official venue of the tournament.

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  • European Union Youth Chess Championship

    15th European Union Youth Chess Championship will be held in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic, 18-27 August 2017, in the Cultural Hall of Hotel Dlouhe Strane Kouty nad Desnou.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU becomes independent, strong, leads fight against corruption

    Interview with the ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili

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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

HAKOBYAN AND SHEVCHENKO LEAD AT VANYA SOMOV’S MEMORIAL

IM Aram Hakobyan (ARM) and IM Kirill Shevchenko (UKR) are the leaders after 8 rounds at the “World`s Youth […]

5TH POLISH-HUNGARIAN FRIENDSHIP CHESS TOURNAMENT

One of the biggest chess events in Poland – the 5th Polish-Hungarian Friendship Chess Tournament took place on […]

EUROPEAN TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 OFFICIAL REGULATIONS

The European Team Chess Championship will be held from October 27th (day of arrival) until November 7th (day […]

ECU News

CAS DISMISSED BULGARIAN CHESS FEDERATION APPEAL

On 30th September 2016, the Bulgarian Chess Federation filled an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport […]

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO.2/2017

Dear Chess Friends, In continuation to the invitations, which were sent out by the previous Circular Letter, please […]

BIDS 2019

The European Chess Union received the bids for the organization of the official European Chess Championships in 2019. The […]

Federations News

INTERNATIONAL METHODICAL CONFERENCE CHESS IN SCHOOL IN WARSAW

Each year in Poland the Methodical Conference for teachers “Chess in School” takes place. This year Polish Chess […]

CZECH TOUR 2017/2018

The 17th International Chess Festival Series Czech Tour 2017/2018 consists of 11 chess tournaments to be held in […]

SHAMKIR CHESS 2017 STARTS TODAY

The 4th edition of Shamkir Chess in memory of Vugar Gashimov starts today in Shamkir/Azerbaijan. The event features […]

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