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  • Seven players emerged on the top of EICC 2019

    After 3 played rounds of the 20th edition of European Individual Chess Championship seven players emerged on the top with perfect score! Round 4 brings the clash of the leaders and the opportunity for the top seeders to improve their standings.

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  • European Chess Club Cup champions crowned!

    After very intense finish of European Club Cup 2018, teams of Mednyi Vsadnik Saint Petersburg and team of Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo have become the Winners of 34th European Chess Club Cup and 23rd European Chess Club Cup, respectively.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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NONE REMAINS PERFECT AT EICC 2019 – 4TH ROUND REPORT

After four played rounds at European Individual Chess Championship, none remains with a perfect score, but 19 players […]

SEVEN PLAYERS EMERGED ON THE TOP OF EICC 2019

Only seven players emerged on the top with perfect score after three played rounds of the 20th edition […]

MORE SURPRISES IN THE SECOND ROUND OF EICC 2019

The second round of European Individual Chess Championship 2019 brought harsh struggles and more upsets for the top […]

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ECU EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY- SKOPJE, FYR OF MACEDONIA

The ECU Extraordinary Assembly will take place on 23rd of March 2019 in Conference Centre of Double Tree […]

ECU PRESIDENT BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY

European Chess Union congratulates its President Zurab Azmaiparashvili on his 59th birthday anniversary! We congratulate him for all […]

ECU E-MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2019

The first edition of ECU E-Magazine, the continuation of ECU monthly Newsletter, is out! ECU Digital Magazine includes information […]

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RUSSIA AND CHINA WON FIDE WORLD TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

Teams of Russia and China became the Winners of FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2019 in open and women’s […]

ANDORRA CHESS OPEN 2019

The 37th edition of the Andorra chess open will take place from 27th July-4th August 2019  in 4* […]

FIDE WORLD TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 OPENED

FIDE World Team Chess Championship takes place from March 4th -15th, 2019 in Astana, in which the strongest […]

The Student Chess Cup 2019 of the Koper Branch of MGU Lomonosov

The University of MGU Lomonosov Moscow, in cooperation with the University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia and the […]

9th RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OPEN

Riga Technical University and Latvian Chess Federation are honoured to invite all chess friends to participate in the […]

IRISH INTERNATIONAL CHESS OPEN 2019

The Irish International Chess Open 2019, organized by Irish Chess Federation, will take place from 17th-22nd April 2019, […]

OPEN PORTUGAL 2019

Five rounds have been already played at Portugal Open 2019, which was opened on 2nd of February and […]