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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.


The 2nd European Corporate Chess Championship will take place from 29th August to 1st September at Marriott Hotel, in Minsk, Belarus. Any corporate entity is allowed to register up to two teams. Chess Clubs, Chess Associations, and Chess Federations are not allowed to participate in the championship. A team is composed of 4 players main players and 1… Read More »


The 1st Workshop named “Equal opportunities” will take place from 19th-22nd September in Thessaloniki, Greece. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce and explore important information about chess players with disabilities. The participants will analyse the situation in chess and reach basic skills for interacting with and accommodating people with disabilities acting as Organiser, Trainer and Arbiter.… Read More »


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 »

#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 »

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 »


The European Chess Union (ECU), International School Chess Union (ISCU) and Montenegro Chess Federation (MCF), have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the European Chess Union and eligible players in the EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS INDIVIDUAL CUP 2019 on combined system (classic, rapid, blitz) organised in Ulcinj, Montenegro from 11 October (arrivals) to 20 October 2019… Read More »

@ the Chess Global Map

ECU is pleased to announce the new web-based project 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 the user has the opportunity to find a location, use a GPS system to visit it… Read More »


      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 »