FIDE ONLINE TRAINER SEMINAR

FIDE’s Trainers Commission invites, with the cooperation with the European Chess Union (ECU), to participate in a 24-hour FIDE Online Trainer Seminar with some of the most experienced chess coaches available. This course is aimed at trainers seeking the license for the FIDE Instructor title and the FIDE Trainer title and thus aimed at a rating over 1900,… Read More »

SBERBANK WINS EUROPEAN CORPORATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

After nine played rounds at 2nd edition of European Corporate Chess Championship 2019, team of Sberbank from Russia triumphed the event with all the victories and perfect score of 18 match points. Composition of the Winning team: 1. GM Esipenko Andrey (RUS, 2623, score of 7 points) 2. Sviridov Valery (RUS, 2489, score of 7 points) 3. IM… Read More »

EUROPEAN CORPORATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 STARTED

The 2nd European Corporate Chess Championship kicked off yesterday in Minsk, Belarus, with participation of 14 teams. The Opening ceremony of the event took place yesterday with attendance of President of European Chess Union, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Georgian Ambassador in the Republic of Belarus, Mr.  Valery Kvaratskhelia, and FIDE Vice-President, Mrs. Anastasia Sorokina. The event is played in… Read More »

Future Champions of Europe & International Youth Chess Challenge at Global Chess Festival 2019

European Chess Union and Judit Polgar Chess Foundation partner to organise the tournament “Future Champions of Europe” as a part of the annual Global Chess Festival. The event will take place on 12th October 2019 in Hungarian National Gallery, in Budapest, Hungary. So far, 23 players coming from 12 countries registered for the event dedicated to chess players born 1st… Read More »

#Development FA and IO Seminars in Trieste

Development FA and IO Seminars, especially dedicated to female participants, will take place from 1st-7th September, in Trieste, Italy. 31 female participants, coming from 14 European federations. To all female participants, full board accommodation and FIDE exam fee is fully covered through the funding program. The main aim of the Seminars is to develop women’s activity in Chess as… Read More »

3rd ECU Congress – Program

As have been already announced the 3rd ECU Congress will be held in Batumi Georgia from 24th to 26th of October 2019. The full working schedule is as follows: 24th October           10.00-  19.00            ECU Board Meeting 25th October            09.30 –  13.00    … Read More »

IN MEMORIAM: PAL BENKO

European Chess Union expresses the sincere condolences to family, friends, colleagues the Hungarian Chess Federation and the whole chess world who suffered a huge loss yesterday, when Pal Benko passed away. Pal Benko (1928-2019) was a Grandmaster, author of chess books, and a creator of endgame studies and chess problems. Two openings are named after him: The Benko… Read More »

EUROPEAN UNION YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019- Final report

European Union Youth Chess Championship 2019 concluded in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic. The Winners of the event have been announced on 24th of August at the Closing ceremony. In category Open U8, Ochedzan Filip (POL) took the first place , the second place came to Karaszewski Gabriel (POL) and the bronze medal went to Negrean Andrei (ROU). In… Read More »

EUROPEAN UNION YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019- Press release

European Union Youth Chess Championship 2019 is currently ongoing in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic. The level of the event is in good standards – in category U8 is leading Ochedzan Filip (POL, 6 points out of 6 rounds!), in U10 with  4,5 points Haasova Timea (SVK) and Grabs Peter (GER), in U12 with 5 points Finek Vaclav and… Read More »

EUROPEAN UNION CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019- Press release

On Friday August 16th, at the Hotel Dlouhe Strane in Kouty nad Desnou in the Czech Republic, the 17th European Union Youth Chess Championship U8, U10, U12 and U14 had started. European Union Youth Chess Championship 2019 under the patronage of the European Chess Union is organized by the Sachovy klub Svetla nad Sazavou in cooperation with the Czech… Read More »