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  • European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championship 2018 concluded

    European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 took place from 31st June-5th August in Oradea, Romania, with participation of almost 300 players from around 20 European federations who competed in different sections of 4 events.

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  • European Youth Team Chess Championship 2018 concluded

    European Youth Team Chess Championship 2018 which took place from 11th-19th July in Bad Blankeburg, Germany, with participation of 44 teams concluded. Teams of Romania, Poland, Israel and Germany became the European Youth Team Champions in sections U18, G-U18, U12 and G-U12 respectively.

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  • Olympiad Travel Subsidy - Call of interest

    ECU invites federations, which are not included in the FIDE list of travel subsidy to express their interest to the European Chess Union by a letter till Monday 30th of July 2018, 16.00 CET. The ECU travel subsidy will amount from 3000 to 3900 euros for each federation application approved by the ECU Board.

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  • European School Chess Champions crowned!

    The European School Chess Championship 2018 finished yesterday in Krakow, Poland, with the participation of more than 300 players from over 20 European federations divided in 6 age categories open and girls: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17. 12 European School Champions were crowned on the Closing ceremony.

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  • European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 concluded

    European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 concluded and European Amateur Chess Champions 2018 are crowned! The event took place from 13th-21st June, in Niksic, Montenegro, with participation of 180 players from 18 federations, which is the new record of the event.

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  • ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2018

    ECU General Assembly and ECU elections will take place from 2nd-3rd October in Batumi, Georgia, during the 43rd Olympiad and 89th FIDE Congress. In accordance with ECU Statutes, proposals from Members to be included in the agenda must reach the ECU Secretariat, by email, not later than 2nd July 2018.

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  • Shevchenko Kirill wins European Youth Grand Prix 2017/2018

    After the last stage of European Youth Grand Prix Series 2017/2018, held under the name "World Youth Stars" in the memory of Vanya Somov, Shevchenko Kirill, was crowned as the Winner of series of 3 tournaments which gathered the best young and talented players within Europe.

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  • European Union Youth Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    The 16th European Union Youth Chess Championship will take place from 6th-15th August 2018 in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic. The event will be played in 4 age categories: U8, U10, U12 and U14.

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  • European Senior Team Chess Championship 2018 concluded

    Teams of Italy and Russia became the Winners of Euoropean Senior Team Chess Championship 2018, in sections 50+ and 65+, respectively. Both teams finished the event unattainable with perfect result and 9 consecutive victories. Congratulations to Winners!

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  • Valentina Gunina wins European Women Chess Championship 2018

    Valentina Gunina convincingly won the European Women Individual Chess Championships 2018, which took place from 7th-20th April, in Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia. Silver medal went to Dzagnidze Nana, while Ushenina Anna took the bronze medal and the third place.

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  • European ACP Women's Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 concluded

    European ACP Women's Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 concluded in Tbilisi, Georgia. Elizabeth Paehtz became new European ACP Women's Rapid Champion and Anna Muzychuk is new European ACP Women's Blitz Champion!

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  • Ivan Saric new European Champion

    Ivan Saric (CRO, 2657) triumphed at the 18th European Individual Chess Championship with 8.5 points after winning in the last round of Championship. Second place went to Wojtaszek Radoslaw (POL, 2738) and the bronze came to Sjugirov Sanan (RUS, 2652). Congratulations to the Winners!

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  • European Youth Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    The European Youth Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 19th-30th August, in Riga, Latvia. The event will be played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, open section and girls section separately.

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  • European School Chess Individual Cup 2018

    The 1st European School Chess Individual Cup 2018 will take place from 3rd-12th October, in Budva, Montenegro. The event will be played in 5 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13 and U15 in combined system, boys and girls separately. The event will be tested through 2018-2020 and in case of success will be included in ECU regulations.

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  • European Club Cup 2018- Regulations

    34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup will be simultaneously held from 11th-19th October 2018 in Porto Carras, famous Greek seaside resort in Halkidiki.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 OPENS TODAY

European Youth Chess Championship 2018 which takes place from 19th-30th August in Riga, Latvia, opens today. The Championship […]

EU YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018- Final Report

On Wednesday, August 15th culminated in Kouty nad Desnou (CZE) fights for winning EU Youth Chess Championship 2018. […]

EU YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018- 3rd Press Release

Already seven rounds were played within EU Youth Chess Championship 2018! After the round 7, the leader in […]

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AGENDA OF ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2018

On behalf of the ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili we herewith invite all ECU members federations to attend the […]

ECU NEWSLETTER JULY 2018

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

POLICE CONFIRMS FORGED BANK DOCUMENTS in July 2018- PRESS RELEASE

ECU Press Release 31.07.2018 A Brief history of the case:  In May 2011 a group of individuals established […]

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CZECH OPEN 2018- Final Press Release

In the main tournament Pardubice Open, 309 players (43 GMs and 66 IMs) from 38 countries were presented. […]

JUDIT POLGAR DESIGNS CHESS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN CHINA

The best female chess player in history, Judit Polgar, designed educational program for China. Multiple Olympic champion’s innovative educational […]

CZECH OPEN 2018- 2nd Press release

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

CHEZH OPEN 2018- Press release

The 29th International Chess and Games Festival Czech Open started on July 12th. As usual take place in […]

NEPOMNIACHTCHI WON GIDEON JAPHET CUP

The fourth edition of the biennial tournament in memory of Gideon Japhet – a lawyer, Jerusalem man and […]

Jerusalem Hosts the 4th Japhet Tournament

The Israeli capital has hosted over the years quite a few major International chess events. The fourth edition […]

TEAMS OF ITALY AND GERMANY WON MITROPA CUP 2018

Teams of Italy and Germany won Open and Women section of the 36th edition of Mitropa Cup, respectively. […]