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  • European Schools Championship 2015 round 5 report

    5 rounds of the European Schools Chess Championship 2015 in Konya have finished so far. The battles are heating up, and in some groups there are still players with perfect score.

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  • 1st ECU Congress and ECU General Assembly

    The European Chess Union announces the official invitation fot the 1st ECU Congress and the Annual ECU General Assembly.

    The host federation is Montenegro Chess Federation. The official venue will be Castle of King Nikola & Hotel Princess Bar.

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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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  • ECU Newsletter May 2015

    May 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out!

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  • Natalia Zhukova is the new European Women's Champion

    Ukrainian Grandmaster Natalia Zhukova (2456) became the 16th European Women’s Champion, silver went to IM Nino Batsiashvili, and IM Alina Kashlinskaya got bronze.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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

EUROPEAN SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 ROUND 5 REPORT

5 rounds of the European Schools Chess Championship 2015 in Konya have finished so far. The battles are […]

LEADERS EMERGE AT ESCC 2015 IN KONYA

In the youngest category, Open U7, the Azerbaijani player Emin Ahmadov, The Bulgarian player Svetlen Ivanov and the […]

EUROPEAN SCHOOLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTED

European Schools Chess Championship 2015 started in Konya/Turkey. Before the first round, on 25th June the brief opening […]

ECU News

IN MEMORIAM GAGUIK OGANESSIAN

Chess world got very painful news that the Executive Secretary of Armenian Chess Federation Gaguik Oganessian passed away at […]

ECU PRESS STATEMENT 22.06.2015.

Due to many press releases and articles in mass media, which involve and tarnish European Chess Union name […]

ECU BOARD MEETING IN BUCHAREST – REPORT

The Board meeting of the European Chess Union was held this weekend, 12-13 June, in the capital of […]

Federations News

AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY WIN MITROPA CUP 2015

The teams of Austria in the Open section, and Hungary in Women section are the winners of Mitropa […]

PROJECT ‘CHESS IN SCHOOLS’ IN POLAND

The project “Education through Chess in School” is organized and guided by Polish Chess Federation in cooperation with […]

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 […]

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