ECU E-MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019

ECU E-Magazine August 2019 is out! ECU E-Magazine August 2019 may be read online together with interactive links and videos, or can be downloaded in PDF format. ECU E-Magazine August 2019- PDF Download ECU E-Magazine August 2019- Online reading   Educational – Training lesson by Adrian Mikhalchishin Analized game: Korchnoi Viktor- Tukmakov Vladimir

90th BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY OF PROF. KURT JUNGWIRTH

European Chess Union congratulates the 90th birthday anniversary to Professor Kurt Jungwirth, one of the initiators and co-founders of the European Chess Union in 1985. Prof. Kurt Jungwirth served as President of European Chess Union for 12 years, from 1986 to 1998. He has retired in 2017 after his 46-years presidency of the Austrian Chess Federation. Two years ago,… Read More »

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 »