International Chess Federation FIDE organises the Online Olympiad in period from 22nd July to 30th August 2020. National teams of all federations affiliated to FIDE have the right to participate in FIDE Online Olympiad. The event will be separated in 5 divisions ranked from “BASE DIVISION” to “TOP DIVISION” in accordance with the final standings of the Gaprindashvili… Read More »

Communique of the ECU Board Meeting- CL No.3

The European Chess Union 3rd  Board meeting for 2020, took place on the 27th of June through teleconference. The main areas under discussion and decisions made were the following:  European Championships 2020 & 2021 European Chess Union will not hold any official over the board European Championship till September 2020. Affiliated events are full responsibility of respective organisers.… Read More »


European Chess Union organise the ECU FIDE International Organizers Webinar, in period from 27th-30th July, in cooperation with FIDE Events Commission, FIDE Women’s Commission. The Webinar is co-funded by FIDE Development Fund. The Webinar features up to 60 participants seats: 20 female participants from European federations member supported by FIDE DEV fund 10 participants from European Small Nations… Read More »

International Chess Tournamemts in Europe, from June to July!

After the pause of the over-the-board chess activities due to health reasons, National Chess Federations throughout Europe have announced the continuation of the over-the-board Open chess festivals and individual events. The upcoming events in June and July are: Panevėžys Open 2020 , 26th June-3rd JulyLocation: Panevezys, Lithuania 16th Baltic Pearl Open 2020– 28th June- 7th July, Location: Lazy,… Read More »


European Chess Union organised a webinar on women in leadership roles on the 12th of June. It was a follow on from the previous webinar on women in chess. The Webinar was organised by Mrs. Eva Repkova, ECU Vice-President and Chair of Fide Women’s Commission and Alice O’Gorman, secretary of ECU Women’s Commission who was and the main… Read More »


European Chess Academy organises Online summer chess camp in period from 29th June- 21st August. The lectures of the Online Summer Chess Camp will be scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, within two groups: for participants aged U10 and for participants born before 2010. The lecturers of the camp will be: GM, FIDE Senior Trainer, Adrian Mikhalchishin IM,… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine May 2020 is out! In May 2020 edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Online Chess Championship 2020 Simultaneous exhibitions with Top Grandmasters Online Chess Camps ECU and ECU Educational Commission upcoming events How to restart “Over the board” Chess activities? FIDE Online Nations Cup Arbiters Corner Upcoming events in June Fun… Read More »


100 players, the Winners of a Simultaneous exhibition prize at European Online Chess Championship, will participate in simul exhibition with Top Grandmasters. All the players will have time control of 10 minutes + 5 seconds of an increment per move, starting from move one. The simultaneous exhibitions will be LIVE broadcasted through European Chess Union Facebook page. 25… Read More »

Judit Polgar received Honorary Doctorate from the Budapest University of Physical Education

Based on the opinion of the University’s Doctoral Council, Caissa award-winning Judit Polgár, the best female chess player in the history of chess was granted the title of “Doctor Honoris Causa” by the Senate of the Budapest University of Physical Education. Operating as an independent entity since 2014, the educational establishment has been awarding honorary doctorates to outstanding… Read More »

Alexey Sarana wins European Online Chess Championship 2020

European Online Chess Championship 2020, the largest European chess Championship ever held with participation of almost 4500 players coming from all European federations, concluded yesterday on 20 years old Russian Grandmaster, Alexey Sarana (RUS, 2618 rapid rtg) became the European Online Chess Champion after defeating Navara David (CZE, 2707) with score 2:0 in the Superfinals of Top16… Read More »