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  • European Chess Union Announcement

    The European Chess Union is obliged in order to protect its members, the entire chess family and the association itself to proceed with the present public announcement.

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  • Batsiashvili keeps the lead, Sandu half a point behind

    Georgian IM Nino Batsiashvili (2473) defeated GM Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN 2472) with Black and remained the leader at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015.

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  • European Amateur Chess Championship 2015

    The European Amateur Chess Championship will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, from August 8 (day of arrival) through August 17 (day of departure) 2015. The tournament will be held in the Palace of Army Officers (Mickeviciaus str. 19, Kaunas, Lithuania). The official accommodating hotels will be Daniela Hotel (4*) and Kaunas Hotel (4*).

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  • European Team Chess Championship 2015

    The Icelandic Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union organizes the European Team Chess Championship which will be held from November 12th (day of arrival) until November 22nd 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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  • European Youth Chess Championship 2015

    The Croatian Chess Federation and the European Chess Union have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate in the European Youth Chess Championship organized in Porec, Croatia from 20 September (arrival) to 1 October (departure) 2015.

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  • Four new European Senior Champions crowned in Eretria

    GM Zurab Sturua (GEO) and IM Jan Rooze (BEL) are the new European Senior Champions in Open 50 and Open 65 respectively, while WGM Svetlana Mednikova (RUS) and the legendary GM Nona Gaprindashvili (GEO) are the new European Women Senior Champions in Open 50 and Open 65!

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  • Luxembourg wins European Small Nations Team Championship 2015

    The 4th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2015 was held from 18-25 April, 2015 at Les Cotils, Guernsey.

    After 9 exciting rounds, the team of Luxembourg became the new European Small Nations Chess Champion!

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  • Mariya Muzychuk is the new World Women Chess Champion

    Mariya Muzychuk from Ukraine is the new World Women Chess Champion! She won the FIDE World Championship in knockout format after defeating Natalia Pogonina from Russia with 2,5-1,5 in the final match.

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  • Chess an official sport at the European Universities

    On Saturday 28th March, in Zagreb, Croatia the memorandum between the European Universities Sports Association (EUSA) and the European Chess Union (ECU) was signed. The memorandum represents the inclusion of chess in the official sports program of the EUSA annual events. Chess is the 19th sport included in EUSA competitions.

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  • Chess Informant Partner of ECU

    The new policy of the European Chess Union is to support European chess values and traditions through key partnerships.

    European Chess Union announces Chess Informant as an official ECU Partner and Sponsor of the European Chess Championships.

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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 School Chess Championship 2015

    The ECU and Turkish Chess Federation have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations and eligible players to the European School Championships 2015 organised in Konya, Turkey from 24 June to 3 July, in the Rixos Konya Hotel (5 star).

    The tournament will be played in 12 age groups: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17.

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  • European Senior Team Championship 2015

    The European Senior Team Championship 2015 will take place in Vienna/Austria from 12-20 July, 2015.

    The Championship will be played in 9 rounds in Swiss System. Entitled to participate are men who have reached the age of 60 years and women who have reached the age of 50 years, by December 31st, 2015.

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  • European Youth Team Chess Championship 2015

    European Youth U18 Team Chess Championship 2015 will take place from 12-20 July, 2015, in Karpacz, Poland

    Karpacz is a spa town and ski resort in south-western Poland, one of the most important centres for mountain hiking and skiing, including ski jumping.

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  • European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship

    Vojvodina Chess Federation under the auspices and support of the European Chess Union and Serbian Chess Federation organizes the 15th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Novi Sad/Serbia, July 31st to August 6th, 2015.

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  • European Chess Club Cup Skopje 2015

    The 31st European Club Cup and the 20th European Club Cup for Women will take place in Skopje/FYR Macedonia, from 17th October (arrival and opening) to 25th October 2015 (departure).

    The official venue will be the 5* hotel Aleksandar Palace.

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Events News

16TH EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL WOMEN’S CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (CHAKVI, GEORGIA)

After the halfway mark of the tournament was crossed, the players enjoyed a well-deserved rest day in Batumi […]

BATSIASHVILI KEEPS THE LEAD, SANDU HALF A POINT BEHIND

Georgian IM Nino Batsiashvili (2473) defeated GM Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN 2472) with Black and remained the leader […]

NINO BATSIASHVILI WINS, GRABS THE LEAD

IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) defeated the leader WGM Mihaela Sandu (ROU 2300) in the 6th round of […]

ECU News

INVITATION FOR BIDS

The European Chess Union is inviting federations to submit bids for the organization of the official European Championships in […]

IN MEMORIAM NUSRET CAUSEVIC

Nusret Causevic, a chess official and businessman tragically died on 19th May, 2015 at the age of 60. […]

IN MEMORIAM JOAQUIM DURÃO

We have been sadly informed that Portuguese International Master Joaquim Durão passed away today, at the age of […]

Federations News

METLIFE WARSAW NAJDORF CHESS FESTIVAL 2015

Gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski Chess Foundation, in co-operation with the Polish Chess Federation and under the auspices of the President […]

SILVER LAKE CHESS FESTIVAL 2015

Branicevo Chess Union, Chess Club VGSK, municipality Veliko Gradište and Danubia Hotels warmly welcome all the participants and […]

POLISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

Polish individual chess championships have a very long history. This year’s LOTTO Polish Chess Championship and BUDIMEX Polish […]

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