COMMUNIQUE OF THE ECU BOARD MEETING – CL No1/2021

The first ECU Board meeting in 2021 took place on Saturday 16th of January 2021 through teleconference. The main areas under discussion and decisions were the following: European Championship/World Championship Qualifications The European Open Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland is rescheduled for 22nd May to 2nd June 2021 as the final dates to be held to be included in… Read More »

ECU MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2020

ECU E-Magazine December 2020 is out! In December 2020 edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Online Blitz Chess Championship 2020 European Online Women’s Club Cup 2020 ECU Online Awarding Ceremonies Communique of the ECU General Assembly 2020 Austrian Chess Federation – 100 years anniversary Belgium Chess Federation – 100 years anniversary ChessTech2020 Conference ECU102… Read More »

TATA STEEL CHESS 2021

The 83rd edition of the prestigious chess tournament, often called “Wimbledon of Chess”- Tata Steel Chess 2021 – this year will comprise only Masters event, which will take place from 15-31 January in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. Fourteen top Grandmasters will participate the event which will be played in 13 rounds, Round Robin system of play.Reigning World… Read More »

COMMUNIQUE OF THE ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2020

The annual ECU General Assembly 2020 took place online on 19th of December with representatives and officials from 40 European Chess Federations. The meeting was interactive with video presentations and productive discussion. FIDE President, Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich joined the ECU General Assembly and congratulated ECU for the good work organizing online activities and for the fruitful cooperation in… Read More »

Report Arbiters’ Seminar for female participants.

From 7 to 12 December 2020 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized on the Internet, by the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess and the European Chess Union by the support of FIDE Development fund. The Seminar was held in the Zoom platform. The Technical Organizer was IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE). The Lecturer was IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE), FIDE… Read More »

Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo wins Club Cup

European Online Women’s Club Cup took place from 19th-22nd December 2020 and was played through Tornelo online platform with the participation of 42 teams. Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo (Monaco) convincingly won the event and the prestigious European Cup with a round to spare, and despite the draw in the last round, scored 14 match points. The last round… Read More »

JONES GAWAIN WINS EUROPEAN ONLINE BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

European Online Blitz Chess Championship 2020 concluded yesterday after three days of play within three stages: Qualification, Top16 and Top4 Final stage. British Chess Champion (2012, 2017) Jones C B Gawain (ENG, 2670) won the event after he convincingly defeated Shirov Alexei (ESP, 2662) in the Final match, with result 2.5-0.5. The match for the third place was… Read More »

EUROPEAN ONLINE BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS TODAY

Europan Online Blitz Chess Championship starts today and will be played till Sunday 20th of December 2020, through Tornelo platform. More than 350 players from 40 European federations registered for the event, among whom are 327 titled players! The battlefield is led by: Duda Jan-Krzysztof (POL, 2743), Wojtaszek Radoslaw (POL, 2705), Navara David (CZE, 2697), Sargissian Gabriel (ARM,… Read More »

EUROPEAN ONLINE WOMEN’S CLUB CUP STARTS ON SATURDAY

European Online Women’s Club Cup starts on Saturday 19th of December and will be played till 22nd of December 2020, through playing platform Tornelo. 42 teams will participate the event, separated to 5 groups: A, B, C, D and E, according to the average classic rating of 4 basic players with December 2020 FIDE rating list taken in… Read More »