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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 Individual Chess Championship 2018- Official Regulations

    The European Individual Chess Championship for 2018 will take place in Batumi, Georgia, from 16th-29th March.

    Registration deadline is expanded to 19th February. For now, more than 250 players registered for the event, and among them more than 100 GMs!

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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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  • Levon Aronian wins Tradewise Gibraltar 2018

    Levon Aronian became the Winner of the Tradewise Gibraltar 2018 after passing the long path through the tie breaks. The best female player of the event was Cramling Pia. Traditionally, event took place at Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar, and consisted of five main events, with various side events and evening activities.

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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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  • Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Chess 2018

    Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Chess for the 6th time to break a record with the biggest collection of trophies of this prestigious event, often called Wimbledon of chess. The next year participant of Tata Steel Masters is Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, the Winner of the Tata Steel Challengers.

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  • European ACP Women Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    European ACP Women Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2018 will take place in 5 stars Hotel Iota in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 29th March- 2nd April.

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  • European Senior Team Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    European Senior Team Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 13th-23rd April 2018, in Wałbrzych, Poland. The event consists of two separated Championships for categories 50+ and 65+.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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EUROPEAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018- Regulations

Montenegro Chess Federation in association with City of Niksic and under the auspices of the European Chess Union are […]

EUROPEAN SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018- Regulations

The 18th European Senior Chess Championship will be held from 3rd-13th August 2018 in Drammen, Norway. The event […]

STRONG LINE-UP AT THE EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

The European Individual Chess Championship for 2018 will take place in Batumi, Georgia, from 16th-29th March, in the […]

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CASTLE PROJECT – A SUCCESS STORY FOR CHESS

The CASTLE project – a “Chess curriculum to Advance Students’ Thinking and Learning skills in primary Education” (this […]

INVITATION FOR BIDS 2020-2021

The European Chess Union invites the National federations members to submit bids for the organisation of the official […]

ECU NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2018

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

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AEROFLOT OPEN 2018

The 16th traditional International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2018″ will take place from 19th February to 2nd March […]

ALEKSANDAR INDJIC WINS PORTUGAL OPEN 2018

The strongest tournament ever held in Portugal gathered 272 chess players from 42 countries in the second pavilion […]

PORTUGAL OPEN 2018

Portugal Open in organization of Portuguese Chess Federation takes place from 3rd-9th February 2018 in Lisbon, the capital […]