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 »

SURVEY ON WOMEN’S CHESS

To: European Chess Federations Dear Chess Friends, I kindly ask you to complete the attached surveys on behalf of your federation to the best of your ability. These surveys are being conducted by the European Chess Union to collect data on women’s chess throughout Europe and being sent to representatives of all the federations in Europe. There are… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONS 2019 ANNOUNCED

European Youth Chess Championship 2019 concluded in Bratislava, Sloakia and 12 players out of 1306 participants coming from 48 European federations awarded the title of European Youth Chess Champion. The Closing Ceremony of the event took place on Saturday evening, at 17:00, where the Winners were awarded with trophies and medals, and the event was officially declared closed.… Read More »

R6 REPORT: EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

Six rounds have been played at European Youth Chess Championship 2019 and many sections got the sole leaders with only three rounds to go before the announcement of European Youth Chess Champions in Bratislava, Slovakia. IM Kaasen Tor Fredrik (NOR, 2373) is the sole leader of Open U18 section with score of 5.5 points. IM Zarubitski Viachaslau (BLR,… Read More »

R3 REPORT: EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

Three rounds have been already played at European Youth Chess Championship 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia, and only 88 players out of 1306 participants coming from 48 European federations emerged on the top of their sections with perfect score of 3 points. In Open section U18 five players tie for the top, each with maximum score: IM Kaasen Tor Fredrik… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE JULY 2019

ECU E-Magazine July 2019 is out! ECU E-Magazine July 2019 may be read online together with interactive links or can be downloaded as pdf file down bellow. Download: ECU-Magazine_July-2019 Read online: https://madmagz.com/magazine/1651015#/ Meeting chess legends-cbv

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 »

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 STARTS

European Youth Chess Championship 2019, with the participation of 1347 players coming from 47 European federations, starts in two days and will take place from 1st (arrival)  to 11th August (departure) in Bratislava, Slovakia.  The 1347 registered players, if confirmed by the 1st round, set a new record of participation since the previous highest number of participants was… Read More »

“Rencontres Internationales des Echecs Francophones” 2019

The 7th edition of the “Rencontres Internationales des Echecs Francophones” will take place from 4th-12th of August 2019 in Paris, in partnership with the “Fondation de la Maison de Tunisie”, the league “Île de France des Echecs”, the French Chess Federation and FIDE. The tournament will attribute several 2019 Champions of La Francophonie titles: female & open champions,  senior… Read More »