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R3 REPORT- EUROPEAN TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

Three rounds have been already played at European Team Chess Championship 2019 in Batumi, Georgia, and both sections (Open and Women) got 3 teams as emerged leaders. In Open section, top seeds suffered huge upsets in the first three rounds. Teams of Armenia, Ukraine and Netherlands are the only ones who scored perfect 6 match points, and share… Read More »

EUROPEAN TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 STARTS TOMORROW

European Team Chess Championship 2019, with participation of 72 teams coming from 40 European federations, opens today in Batumi, Georgia. The first round starts tomorrow, and the event will take place from 23rd October-3rd November. 40 teams registered for the Open section of the Championship, and the top seeds are: Russia (average rating of players 2722), England (average… Read More »

WANG HAO WINS FIDE CHESS.COM GRAND SWISS 2019

After 11 played rounds at FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament, Wang Hao (CHN, 2726) became the Winner of the event and qualified for the next World Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg. Wang Hao (CHN, 2726) defeated Howell David W L (ENG, 2694) in the last round to join Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2812) in the lead for the 1st place,… Read More »

ECU SCHOOL TEAM INTERNET CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019- Invitation

The European Chess Union (ECU), the Education Committee of ECU, Event Committee of ECU, and the International School Chess Union (ISCU) have the honour to invite all National Chess Federations, members of European Chess Union, and schools in Europe to participate in the Third ECU School Team Internet Championships 2019, which will be played on November 13 and… Read More »

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CHESS CHALLENGE 2019- Report

The International Youth Chess Challenge was organized by the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation for the first time in Budapest as a pre-event of the 5th Global Chess Festival. The event was supported by FIDE and European Chess Union. This chess tournament aimed at bringing kids together from different nations. The spirit of Chess Connects Us, which is developed… Read More »

FUTURE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE CONCLUDED IN BUDAPEST

“Future Champions of Europe”, organized by European Chess Union and Judit Polgar Chess Foundation as a part of the annual Global Chess Festival, took place on 12th October in Hungarian National Gallery, in Budapest, Hungary. 26 young chess talents coming from 11 European federations participated the event, which was organized for players born on 1st of January 2007… Read More »

ECU BRAND BOOK

European Chess Union published in June 2019 the ECU Brand Book with aim of standardization of ECU logos, banners, medals and certificates, which shall be used at all European Chess Union official events. The ECU Brand Book contains: 1. “Certificate” – editable two templates of Certificates, which are placed on the ECU website, and are available for downloading by… Read More »

EUROPEAN WOMEN RAPID&BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

European Women Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2019 takes place from 28th November -2nd December 2019 in Monte Carlo. The first on the schedule is European Women Blitz Chess Championship 2019 which will be played on 29th of November in Hotel Novotel, while European Women Rapid Chess Championship 2019 will be played on 30th November and 1st December. Registration deadline… Read More »

FIDE CHESS.COM GRAND SWISS TOURNAMENT 2019 STARTS IN TWO DAYS

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament 2019 starts in two days, and takes place from 10th-21st October at the Comis Hotel and Golf Resort, in Isle of Man. The Winner of the FIDE Grand Swiss event qualifies for the next 2020 Candidates Tournament. Top seeds are: World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2876), Caruana Fabiano (USA, 2812), So Wesley… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2020- Invitation

The European Chess Union (ECU) invites all National Chess Federations of ECU and eligible players to participate in the European School Championships 2020 organised in Hersonissos Crete, Greece from 2 April (arrivals) to 12 April (departures). The event will be held in the 5-star “Aldemar Knosssos Royal” conference resort on the seaside of Hersonissos, Crete. The event will… Read More »

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