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  • European School Chess Championship 2016 started

    The European School Chess Championship 2016 started yesterday in Kallithea, Halkidiki/Greece, in organization of the European Chess Union and the International School Chess Union.

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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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  • R7 report: European Senior Chess Championship 2016

    The President of Armenia who doubles as President of the Armenian Chess Federation Mr. Serzh Sargsyan visited Tigran Petrosian Chess House and observed matches of the 7th round of the 16th European Senior Chess Championship 2016.

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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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  • ECU Newsletter May 2016

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

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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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  • EU Youth Chess Championship 2016

    14th European Union Youth Chess Championship will be held in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic, 5-14 August 2016, in the Cultural Hall of Hotel Dlouhe Strane Kouty nad Desnou.

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  • European Youth Team Championship 2016

    Slovenian Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union organizes the European Youth U18 Team Chess Championship, which will be held in Celje/Slovenia, 9-17 July, 2016, in Hotel Celeia.

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  • ECU Board meeting in Lviv

    The first European Board meeting for 2016 was organized in Lviv, Ukraine on 1st and 2nd March, after the kind invitation by the Ukrainian and Lviv Regional Chess Federations.

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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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  • European Youth Chess Championship 2016

    The European Youth Chess Championship 2016 is organized by AVE-KONTAKT Pardubice agency, Czech Chess Federation and the European Chess Union in Prague/Czech Republic, from 17th August (arrival) to 28th August (departure) 2016.

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  • European Chess Universities Games in Rijeka and Zagreb 2016

    The largest university sport event in Europe, the European Universities Games, also feature chess tournament next year.

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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

R5 REPORT: EUROPEAN SCHOOLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Five rounds have been played so far at the European Schools Chess Championship 2016, which takes place in […]

EUROPEAN SCHOOLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 STARTED

The European School Chess Championship 2016 started yesterday in Kallithea, Halkidiki/Greece, in organization of the European Chess Union and the […]

ANATOLY BORODAVKIN WINS EUROPEAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

After Anna Ushenina winning the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016, another European title goes to Ukraine, as […]

ECU News

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS IN 3 DAYS

The European School Chess Championship starts in 3 days in Halkidiki/Greece, with participation of more than 250 players […]

IN MEMORIAM VIKTOR KORCHNOI

We have been sadly informed that the legendary Grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi passed away on 6th June 2016 at […]

ECU NEWSLETTER MAY 2016

ECU Newsletter May 2016 is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Ernesto Inarkiev new European Chess […]

Federations News

MITROPA CUP 2016

The traditional event Mitropa Cup 2016 started yesterday in Prague/Czech Republic. The tournament is organized by the Czech […]

SUMMER CHESS FESTIVALS ON THE ROMANIAN BLACK SEA COAST

More than 800 players are expected to participate in the traditional chess festivals in Romania. “FISCA” XX edition […]

3rd VUGAR GASHIMOV MEMORIAL – SHAMKIR CHESS 2016

Shamkir Chess 2016 super tournament in the memory of Azerbaijani Grandmaster Vugar Gashimov starts on Thursday 26th May […]

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