Category Archives: Federations

MINSK PLAYS CHESS

The capital of Belarus simultaneously hosted FIDE World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Championship 2019 and Viktor Kupreichik Memorial with the participation of  720 cadets coming from 35 countries and 92 players who participated the Viktor Kupreichik Memorial. FIDE World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2019 took place from 15th-17 of August, while blitz championship starts today. After… Read More »

21st VIENNA CHESS OPEN

The 21st edition of Vienna Chess Open starts today and takes place from 17th to 24th August 2019 in the City Hall of Vienna, in the capital of Austria. More than 900 chess players from 53 different countries, including 20 Grandmasters (GMs) and more than 30 International Masters (IMs) , are going to battle in the Festival Hall of the… 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 »

INTERNATIONAL CHESS DAY

Message by European Chess Union President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili Dear Chess Friends, FIDE is 95 years old. It honestly is a great age for the organization that was founded in Europe and by Europeans. Numerous developments have indeed taken place since 1924 till today. Indeed, the union of chess players has come a long way from Europe to… Read More »

CZECH OPEN- Press release

PARDUBICE – The 30th International Chess and Games Festival Czech Open started on July 11th. As usually it takes place in hockey ČSOB Pojišťovna Arena in Pardubice. After seven years, the European Youth Team Chess Championship finally takes place in Pardubice, the championship is prestigious, being filled with top players from Europe. The number of participants is higher… Read More »

ST. PETERSBURG SUMMER 2019

International chess festival St. Petersburg Summer will take place from 13th-26th August 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at Azimut Hotel. The festival contains three events: Viktor Korchnoi Memorial (13th-23rd August), Russian Children’s Cup Tournament (13th-23rd August) and Russian Rapid Grand Prix Stage (24th-26th August). Viktor Korchnoi Memorial, one of the main events of the festival, will be played… Read More »

SCHENGEN YOUTH “CHESS FOR PEACE” TOURNAMENT

International Youth tournament “Chess for Peace” took place in Luxembourg from 8th-12th of May in order to promote cooperation between European countries. The Chess tournament took place in the Youth Hostel Luxembourg City and 141 children from 16 countries (Luxembourg, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Roumania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Liechtenstein , even USA and… Read More »

CROATIA GRAND CHESS TOUR 2019

The second stop of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour and one of the first two classical events takes place from 26th June-8th July in Zagreb, Croatia. The Mimara Museum in Zagreb hosted the opening ceremony, while the tournament games will be played at the historical Novinarski Dom building, permanent head office of the Croatian Journalists Association. The Opening… Read More »

International Arbiter Workshop in Baku, Azerbaijan

The second workshop within the framework of the FIDE Pilot Project for Training and Certification of the International Arbiters for the 2020 Chess Olympiad was organized in Baku, Azerbaijan by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and the Chess Federation of Azerbaijan. The objective was to train and to certify a cadre of IAs who are on top of all… Read More »

ANDORRA CHESS GRAND PRIX 2019

Andorra Chess Grand Prix 2019 will take place on 28th July 2019, in Antiga Casa Pairal d’Andorra la Vella, simultaneously with the 37th edition of Andorra Open. Andorra Grand Prix will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 3 minutes+ 2 seconds of an increment per each move, starting from the move one. The number of… Read More »

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