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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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  • R3 report: European Youth Chess Championship 2016

    The European Youth Chess Championship 2016 is afoot in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic.

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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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  • ECU Newsletter July 2016

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

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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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  • Gabuzyan and Velikic win European Chess Universities Games 2016

    GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan (Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture) and Adela Velikic (University of Belgrade) are the winners of the European Universities Chess Games, which were held in Zagreb/Croatia, 12-15 July in Pauk Hall.

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  • European Club Cup trophies - call for tender

    The European Chess Union calls for a tender open to all interested persons for a customized design for a trophy dedicated to the winners of the European Club Cup Chess Championships.

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  • ECU Board meeting in Prague main information and decisions

    The second European Board meeting in 2016, organized in Prague, Czech Republic, took place on 24th and 25th June after the kind invitation of the Czech Chess Federation.

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  • Czech Republic and Germany win Mitropa Cup 2016

    Czech Republic A in Open section and Germany in Women section are the winners of the Mitropa Cup 2016, which took place in Prague/Czech Republic, 19-27 June, 2016.

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  • European School Chess Championship 2016 finished

    The European Schools Chess Championship 2016 finished yesterday in Halkidiki, Greece, with participation of more than 250 players from over 20 European federations divided in 6 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17.

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  • Anatoly Borodavkin wins European Amateur Championship 2016

    After Anna Ushenina winning the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016, another European title goes to Ukraine, as Anatoly Borodavkin became the European Amateur Champion!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

OFFICIAL INVITATION FOR EUROPEAN RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

The European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2016 will take place in Tallinn/Estonia, from 14-18 December, in Park Inn by Radisson […]

R3 REPORT: EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

Oh, how the time flies! It feels like yesterday when we started preparing championship for more then two […]

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP STARTED IN PRAGUE

European Youth Chess Championship 2016 started today in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic and one of the […]

ECU News

ZURAB AZMAIPARASHVILI: ECU BECOMES INDEPENDENT, STRONG, LEADS FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

Source: chessdom.com Q: Mr Azmaiparashvili, thank you for accepting the interview. In your report for the ECU General […]

ECU NEWSLETTER JULY 2016

ECU Newsletter July 2016 is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Israel and Ukraine […]

AGENDA OF ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2016

The ECU General Assembly 2016  will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday 10th September 2016. On behalf of […]

Federations News

MARKUS RAGGER WINS VIENNA OPEN 2016

Vienna Chess Open finished today with the victory of the Austrian top player GM Markus Ragger (2686), who […]

CZECH OPEN 2016 FINAL REPORT

In the main tournament Pardubice Open were presented 291 players. „We saw 45 GMs and 65 IMs,” said […]

CZECH OPEN 2016

Many chess tournaments took place in Pardubice during the last week. One of the most important and star-studded […]

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