FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2022 – Nepomniachtchi in the lead

Six rounds have been played at the 2022 FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament in Madrid and Ian Nepomniachtchi is the sole leader with 4.5 points. In 6th round, Nepomniachtchi defeated Jan-Krzysztof Duda as he built a kingside majority and started a powerful attack on Duda’s king. The Polish grandmaster missed chances to fight for a draw and eventually resigned… Read More »

Stepan Avagyan Memorial “Jermuk-2022”

The 3rd edition of Stepan Avagyan Memorial “Jermuk 2022” takes place from 19-28 of June, 2022 in Jermuk, Armenia. The tournament is held in a 10-player GM norm round-robin format, in 9 rounds, and it is a FIDE category 16 event. After four played rounds, GM Tabatabaei M. Amin (IRI, 2650), GM Martirosyan Haik (ARM, 2656) and GM… Read More »

Hotels.nl is the Winner of European Corporate Chess Championship 2022

European Corporate Chess Championship 2022 took place over the weekend 18-19 June in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The event was played with the participation of 17 teams in the venue of the luxury cruise ship Royal Spido (named James Cook), while sailing in the Rotterdam harbour.  The Closing Ceremony of the event took place yesterday evening with attendance of the ECU… Read More »

European Corporate Chess Championship 2022 starts in Rotterdam

The 2022 European Corporate Chess Championship takes place on weekend 18-19 June in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The tournament is played on a luxury cruise ship of Royal Spido (named James Cook), while sailing in the Rotterdam harbour. 17 teams will participate in the event which will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control: 15 minutes for the whole… Read More »

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022

The FIDE Candidates Chess 2022 opens on Thursday 16th of June, and will be played from June 17th – July 5th in Madrid. The tournament is played in 14 rounds, with participation of eight players. The winner of the event will qualify for the World Championship match later this year. The magnificent Palacio de Santoña, a centrally located… Read More »

Women Chess Conference Prague 2022

The Women Chess Conference Prague 2022 will be held from 25th-27th August in Hotel Don Giovanni, during the European Women’s Chess Championship. The Conference is open to all ECU federations (representatives, players, officials, etc) aiming to support and promote women and girls in chess on a national and international level. Some of the Invited Guests and Speakers are:… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE MAY 2022

The ECU E-Magazine May 2022 is out!   In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2022 Grand Chess Tour events in Romania and Poland Norway Chess 2022 ECU General Assembly 2022 “Chess: a Game to be Spread in Schools” Conference ECU EDU Working visit to Slovenia ECU101 – The SMART… Read More »

4th ESNA European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship

The 4th ESNA European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship 2022 will be held from 24th September – 2nd October 2022 in the Principality of Liechtenstein with the support of European Chess Union. Federations participating in the event are as follows (alphabetical order): Andorra, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco and San Marino. Each federation shall… Read More »

Andorra Chess Grand Prix & Andorra Chess Open 2022

The 38th edition of the Andorra Chess Open will take place from 24th-31st July in Hotel Panorama Andorra. On Monday, July 25th, the Andorra Chess Grand Prix event will be played in Centre de Congressos d’Andorra la Vella.  The Andorra Open event will be played in 9 rounds, swiss system, with a total prize fund of 10.500 EUR.… Read More »