Category Archives: ECU

EUROPEAN GOLDEN PAWN AWARD CEREMONY

The President of the European Chess Union, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, held a press conference together with the President of the Monaco Chess Federation Jean-Michel Rapaire on July 31st in Monte Carlo (Monaco). At the press conference , it was announced the launch of the European Golden Pawn Award Ceremony to be held for the first time on November 30th 2019. … Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

European Chess Union is delighted to announce “AiGroup”, as the General ECU sponsor and also as Diamond sponsor of the “European Golden Pawn”. On July 24 in Tbilisi (Georgia) a sponsorship agreement was signed, according to which the Georgian industrial company AiGroup has been announced as the General Sponsor of the European Chess Union and at the same… Read More »

DEAD POSITION

Everybody knows that the game immediately ends with checkmate or stalemate, provided that the move producing it was legal (see 5.1.1, 5.2.1). The so called dead position doesn’t get nearly as much attention, but it should be quite familiar to all arbiters, because its identification can change a result of a game. Article 5.2.2 states The game is… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE JUNE 2019

ECU E-Magazine June 2019 is out! June edition of the ECU E-Magazine may be read online on the following link, together with interactive videos, but also can be downloaded as a PDF file bellow. ECU E-Magazine June 2019 can be downloaded here.

#Development FA and IO Seminars in Trieste

The European Chess Union, with the cooperation of the Italian Arbiters’ Commission on behalf of Italian Chess Federation and the FIDE Development Commission, organises a multiple-field training event specially dedicated to female participants, from 1st-7th September in the city of Trieste, Italy. The objective of the event is to develop women’s activity in Chess as per the priorities… Read More »

Travel Subsidy for Teams’ Captains/Trainers

By the request of the European Chess Union and approval by the FIDE Development Commission, support of 25,000 euro will be distributed to 10 European  Federations which will take part in the European Team Chess Championship 2019, in Batumi, Georgia (23rd October – 3rd November 2019). The subsidy will amount 2500 euros for each federation application approved by… Read More »

@ ChessWhere.com the Chess Global Map

ECU is pleased to announce the new web-based project Chesswhere.com.  Chesswhere.com is an online platform & Google maps application which presents the main Chess locations in Europe, and later in all world, (federations, museums, historical places, clubs, pubs & cafes). Through Chesswhere.com the user has the opportunity to find a location, use a GPS system to visit it… Read More »

ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2019

      To: European National Chess Federations Re: Invitation to the ECU General Assembly 2019 Dear Ladies and Sirs, I have the pleasure to invite you to the ECU General Assembly 2019 to be held in Batumi, Georgia on Saturday 26th October 2019.  The official venue of the ECU GA will be Batumi Hilton Hotel. Proposals from… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE MAY 2019

New edition of ECU E-Magazine, the continuation of ECU monthly Newsletter, is out! May edition of ECU Digital Magazine comprises 24 pages and includes information about ECU championships and activities, as also articles for European events. The ECU E-Magazine May 2019 can be read online together with ECU videos, or can be downloaded in pdf format below. ECU-Magazine_May-2019

COMMUNIQUE OF THE 2nd ECU BOARD MEETING 2019

The European Chess Union 2nd Board meeting for 2019, took place on the 1st of June in Mamaia, Romania. The main areas under discussion and decisions made were the following: Funding – Sponsorship ECU Board discussed proposals for partnership in sponsorships programs. A further announcement will be made in due time. The program of the FIDE development fund… Read More »

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