GRAZ OPEN 2020 WITH 400 PLAYERS!

International Chess Open Graz 2020, which takes place from 13th-21st February opens today with a blitz tournament. The blitz tournament, a warm up event for the Open championship, gathered 79 participants. The top seeds are: Palac Mladen (CRO, 2610), Martinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo (PER, 2601), Fröwis Georg (AUT, 2550), Livaic Leon (CRO, 2537), Nagy Gabor (HUN, 2526). Starting… Read More »

PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL 2020

The second edition of Prague International Chess Festival starts, and takes place from 12th to 21st of February, in the capital of Czech Republic. The Festival comprises 7 different events: Master, Challengers, Futures, Open and E,F, G tournaments and gathered almost 400 players. Master, Challengers and Futures event opened yesterday, and the first round starts today at 15:00.… Read More »

GOLDEN YOUTH CUP 2020

The 2nd edition of the Golden Youth Cup 2020 will take place from 19th-25th July 2020 in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. The event will be played in 6 age categories: U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control: 1 hour and 30 minutes for the whole game with an addition of 30 seconds… Read More »

Boris Kutin awarded for Lifetime Achievement

Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sports awarded the highest national awards for current and lifetime success in sports. The ceremony took place on 4th February 2020. Mr. Boris Kutin was honoured for his decades-long career in chess, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Boris Kutin served as ECU President from 1998-2010, ECU Honorary President from 2011 till… Read More »

2nd SCHENGEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP – CHESS FOR PEACE

The 2nd Schengen Youth Championship Chess for Peace will be held from 8th-10th May in Echternach, Luxembourg. The event will be played in 6 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17, in two groups: A (for players regardless on their title or rating) and B (for players rated less than 1600). A event will be played… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE JANUARY 2020

ECU E-Magazine January 2020 is out! In the ECU Magazine January 2020 you may read about: – The 1st Quarter ECU Board Meeting for 2020– Invitations for European Youth Team Chess Championship 2020 & European Women Chess Championship 2020– FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2020– Tata Steel Masters 2020– Gibraltar Chess Masters 2020 – Portugal Open 2020 –… Read More »

Communique of the ECU Board Meeting – CL No.1

The European Chess Union 1st Quarter Board meeting for 2020, took place on 31st January and 1st February in Larnaca, Cyprus. The Cyprus Chess Federation hosted the Board under excellent conditions and a great hospitality. Mr. Andreas Christoforou, President of the Committee of Youth and Sports of the Municipality of Larnaca welcomed the Board members in Larnaca.  The… Read More »

PORTUGAL OPEN 2020

Three rounds have been already played at Portugal Open 2020, which takes place from 25th January-1st February in Lisbon, Portugal. The event gathered 216 players, coming from 33 federations, and after 3 played rounds, 13 players emerged on the top with the perfect score 3/3. Some of the top seeds, such as Motylev Alexander (RUS, 2640), Tari Aryan… Read More »

FRIDRIK OLAFSSON 85th BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY

European Chess Union congratulates to Fridrik Olafsson on his 85th birthday anniversary. Fridrik Olafsson is the first chess player from Iceland who accomplished the Grandmaster title. He was a six-time Icelandic Chess Champion and took a title of Nordic Chess Champion twice. Among his best tournament results were shared first place with Ljubomir Ljubojevic in Wijk aan Zee… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2020- Official Invitation

The European Chess Union (ECU) invites all National Chess Federations of ECU to participate in the European Youth Team Chess Championships 2020 organised from 9 July (arrivals) to 17 July (departures). The event will be held in the Conference Hall of the 5-star Lazart Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece. The European Youth Team Championship shall be held according to… Read More »