EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 STARTS

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2019 starts tomorrow with Captains’ Meeting in Mali Losinj, Croatia, and takes place from 17th-27th September 2019. The event is played in two age categories: 65+ (for players born in 1954 or earlier) and 50+ (for players born in 1969 or earlier). 30 teams coming from 15 European federations registered for the event… Read More »

ECU HONORS KURT JUNGWIRTH IN GRAZ

On the 9th of September, ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili visited Graz, the city the ECU was founded in 1985, to  congratulate Professor Kurt Jungwirth for his 90th birthday anniversary on 3rd of September. ECU President accompanied by the President of Austrian Chess Federation, Mr. Christian Hursky and Mr. Boris Kutin, President of European Chess Union from 1998… Read More »

FIDE WORLD CHESS CUP 2019 STARTS TOMORROW

The FIDE World Chess Cup 2019 takes place from 9th September-4th October in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, with participation of 128 players coming from 47 federations. FIDE World Chess Cup is a part of the World Championship cycle and is a 7-round elimination (knock-out) tournament. Finalists of the World Cup 2019 qualify to the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020. Pairings and tournament tree are available… Read More »

Email spoofing

We have been informed by Federations members and other officials that they have received emails impersonating ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmpaiparashvili  from various email accounts. If you receive a suspicious email and are uncertain of its validity, please ignore it and if you need any clarification please contact the ECU Secretariat. Do not respond to the message or provide any… Read More »

#DEVELOPMENT IO SEMINAR IN TRIESTE CONCLUDED

The #Development International Organisers Seminar concluded today in Trieste. 25 participants, 23 of which were female, from 13 federations, attended the Seminar and took a high-demanding exam for the acquisition of the IO norm. The seminar was supported by the FIDE Development fund. The main Lecturer of the IO Seminar, the Chairman of the ECU Arbiters Council, IO Mr.… Read More »

#DEVELOPMENT FA SEMINAR IN TRIESTE CONCLUDED

The European FIDE Arbiters Seminar and the International Arbiters Workshop concluded on the 4th of September in Trieste, Italy. FA Seminar was attended by 17 female participants from 8 different federations and was concluded with the exams to acquire the FIDE Arbiter norm. The Lecturers of the FA Seminar were Franca Dapiran (ITA) and Panagiotis Nikolopoulos (GRE), and… Read More »

EUROPEAN OPEN & YOUTH RAPID AND BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2019 will take place from 30th November-4th December, and European Rapid&Blitz Open Chess Championship 2019  starts immediately after, from 4th-8th December. Both events will take place in 4 stars Hotel Sokos Viru, in city of Tallinn. The European Individual Rapid Chess Championship will be played in the Swiss system, 13 rounds, with the… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019

ECU E-Magazine August 2019 is out! ECU E-Magazine August 2019 may be read online together with interactive links and videos, or can be downloaded in PDF format. ECU E-Magazine August 2019- PDF Download ECU E-Magazine August 2019- Online reading   Educational – Training lesson by Adrian Mikhalchishin Analized game: Korchnoi Viktor- Tukmakov Vladimir

90th BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY OF PROF. KURT JUNGWIRTH

European Chess Union congratulates the 90th birthday anniversary to Professor Kurt Jungwirth, one of the initiators and co-founders of the European Chess Union in 1985. Prof. Kurt Jungwirth served as President of European Chess Union for 12 years, from 1986 to 1998. He has retired in 2017 after his 46-years presidency of the Austrian Chess Federation. Two years ago,… Read More »

FIDE ONLINE TRAINER SEMINAR

FIDE’s Trainers Commission invites, with the cooperation with the European Chess Union (ECU), to participate in a 24-hour FIDE Online Trainer Seminar with some of the most experienced chess coaches available. This course is aimed at trainers seeking the license for the FIDE Instructor title and the FIDE Trainer title and thus aimed at a rating over 1900,… Read More »