GORYACHKINA ALEXANDRA WINS FIDE WOMEN’S CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT

Twenty years old Russian Grandmaster, Goryachkina Alexandra (RUS, 2522), convincingly won the FIDE Women’s Candidates tournament 2019 and qualified for the FIDE World Chess Champion match, where she will meet reigning World Champion, Ju Wenjun (CHN, 2592). Goryachkina scored impressive 9.5 points out of 14 played games and won the event with 2 rounds to spare. Even though she… Read More »

#DEVELOPMENT CIS SEMINARS

European Chess Union organizes two Development School Chess Teacher Seminars in June and August, which are providing a certificate recognizing that participants have met the required level of chess knowledge and understanding of didactical methods for teaching chess in schools. The seminars are supported by the FIDE development fund. ECU School Chess Teacher Seminars will take place from 22nd-23rd… 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 »

FUTURE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE – 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. Talented chess players born 1st January 2007 or later with a FIDE rating of 1800 or higher… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCED

After 10 days of harsh struggles at the European School Chess Championship 2019, the event was declared closed on the Closing ceremony, and the European School Chess Champions were announced. The Closing Ceremony of the event was attended by the President of European Chess Union, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, and ECU Treasurer, Mr. Ion Dobronauteanu. In Open section for… Read More »

NAJDORF MEMORIAL WARSAW 2019

The 19th edition of International Najdorf Chess Festival will take place from 6th-14th July 2019, in Warsaw, Poland. The event contains three open tournaments: A, B and C. The A tournament is opened to all players rated over 2000, B event is open to players rated 1600-1999, while the C competition is open to players rated under 1600.… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE MAY 2019

New edition of ECU E-Magazine, the continuation of ECU monthly Newsletter, is out! May edition of ECU Digital Magazine comprises 24 pages and includes information about ECU championships and activities, as also articles for European events. The ECU E-Magazine May 2019 can be read online together with ECU videos, or can be downloaded in pdf format below. ECU-Magazine_May-2019

COMMUNIQUE OF THE 2nd ECU BOARD MEETING 2019

The European Chess Union 2nd Board meeting for 2019, took place on the 1st of June in Mamaia, Romania. The main areas under discussion and decisions made were the following: Funding – Sponsorship ECU Board discussed proposals for partnership in sponsorships programs. A further announcement will be made in due time. The program of the FIDE development fund… Read More »

R3 REPORT: EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

Three rounds have been played at the European School Chess Championship 2019 and the fourth round is currently ongoing in Mamia, Romania. Many players emerged on the top of their sections with a perfect score of 3 points. In section Girls U7, Uvgun Alara (TUR) and Leca Andrei Anastasia (ROU) share the top with 3 points each, while… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 STARTS

European School Chess Championship 2019 launches today in Mamaia, Romania, and takes place from 30th May-9th June. The event will be opened during the Opening ceremony, which starts at 14.30, and the battles start with the first round at 15:30 (local time). Besides the main event, the blitz competition will be organized on the 4th of June with… Read More »