MATCH CARLSEN-ANAND STARTS TOMORROW!

The most important chess event of the year – World Chess Championship Match 2014 starts on 7th November and will last until 28th November, 2014. The main actors of this match are the World Champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway and the winner of the Candidates Tournament 2014 and former World Champion Viswanathan Anand from India. The Russian Chess Federation… Read More »

ECU COMMISSIONS MEMBERS

At the meeting on 24th October in Batumi/Georgia, the ECU Board appointed the new ECU Commissions: Educational Commission, Events Commission, Arbiters Council and Women’s Commission. The Chairman of the Educational Commission is Jesper Hall from Sweden, and the Secretary is Alexander Kostyev from Russia. Other members of the Educational Commission are Ferenc Maurer (HUN), Pigasios Hatzinikolaou (CYP), John Foley (ENG),… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER – EDITION OCTOBER 2014

The European Chess Union has published the second edition of the monthly Newsletter, with a brand new design. In the October 2014 edition you will find: 24th European Youth Chess Championship 2014 in Batumi – report about the EYCC; the report about the ECU Board and ECU Extraordinary General Assembly in Batumi; 8th International Aquaprofit – Polgar Chess Festival –… Read More »

12 NEW EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONS FOR 2014

The 24th European Youth Chess Championship 2014 finished today and Europe got 12 new Youth Champions for 2014. In the Open group U18 GM Avital  Boruchovsky (ISR) 2501 became the Champion with 7.5 points. IM Daniil Yuffa (RUS) 2449 with 7.0 points. Four players with 6.5 points tied for the 3rd place, but bronze medal went to Valerii… Read More »

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CHESS IN SCHOOLS IN YEREVAN

Last week, from 16th to 18th October, 2014, the International Conference “Chess in Schools” was held in Yerevan, Armenia. The Conference was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, the World Chess Federation (FIDE), as well as the Armenian Chess Federation and the Chess Academy of Armenia, in cooperation with the Armenian… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 IN BATUMI OFFICIALLY OPENED

The 24th European Youth Chess Championship has officially started. The competition gathered 989 young chess players from 45 European countries, divided in 12 categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, boys and girls separately. The Championship takes place in Batumi, costal town in Georgia, 18-29 October, 2014 in hotel Sheraton Batumi, and is organized by the European… Read More »

DOMINIC LAWSON – NEW PRESIDENT OF ENGLISH CHESS FEDERATION

On Saturday, 11th October, 2014 in Birmingham the Annual General Meeting of the English Chess Federation was held. The European Chess Union congratulates the new elected President of the English Chess Federation, Mr. Dominic Lawson.  The new elected FIDE delagate is Mr. Malcolm Pein. More information at the official website of the ECF

ECU EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2014

On 25 October, 2014 in Batumi/Georgia the ECU Extraordinary General Assembly will take place. The venue of the General Assembly will be Congress Center and Hotel Radisson Blu Batumi. The General Assembly is scheduled at 10.30 am. The Agenda and the Invitation can be downloaded below. Agenda of Extraordinary GA 2014 Annex 1 – GA invitation

ECU CONGRATULATES THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF IRISH CHESS UNION

Dear Friends in Chess At the Glorney, Gilbert junior international competitions in Scotland in early August, I announced my intention to seek election to the role of Chairperson of the Union. Since then, I have received a huge level of support, encouragement and good wishes from right across the Irish Chess community. The overwhelming vote of support that… Read More »