44th Chess Olympiad opens in Chennai

The 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 opens today in Chennai, India gathering 350 teams from 190 countries. The Opening ceremony of the event starts today at 19:00 (local time) and the first round starts tomorrow at 15:00 (local time). The Opening press ceremony was held today in the presence of FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, AICF President Dr Sanjay Kapoor,… Read More »

Communique of the ECU General Assembly and Elections 2022

The ECU General Assembly and Board elections 2022 took place at the Porto Palace hotel in Thessaloniki on the 23rd of July 2022 with the participation of 50 European National Chess federations.  ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, FIDE President Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich, President of Greek Chess Federation Mr. Stathis Efstathopoulos, and Greek Chess Federation Vice President Mr. Georgios… Read More »

European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Champions crowned in Thessaloniki

European Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2022 took place from 20-22 July in Hotel Lazart Thessaloniki, Greece. 250 players from 28 European federations participated in the events which were played within 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18, open and girls separately. The first event on the schedule was European Youth Rapid Chess Championship… Read More »

The ECU Board Meeting held in Thessaloniki, Greece

The ECU Board Meeting took place today, Friday, 22nd of July 2022 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The board discussed the final preparations for the ECU General Assembly 2022 which will be held tomorrow at 09.30 in the same venue. ECU Board discussed the bids received by the deadline of the 29th of April 2022. The ECU received three solo… Read More »

ECU General Assembly 2022 to be broadcasted live

The 2022 ECU General Assembly will take place on Saturday, 23rd July 2022 in Hotel Porto Palace Thessaloniki, Greece. The ECU Board meeting will be held a day before, on Friday, 22nd July 2022, in the same venue. 50 European federations and more than 80 delegates, officials, councillors will be present in Thessaloniki for the ECU General Assembly… Read More »

European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2022 starts tomorrow

After the European Youth Team Chess Championship 2022, Hotel Lazart Thessaloniki, Greece hosts the European Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2022. The events take place from 20-22 July with European Youth Individual Rapid Championships first on the schedule. The Rapid Championship will be played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18, open and… Read More »

Poland wins three gold medals at European Youth Team Chess Championship 2022

European Youth Team Chess Championship 2022 concluded yesterday in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event was played from 12-18 July and broke the participation record with 53 teams competing in two age categories: U12 and U18, open and girls sections separately. Poland won three gold medals in the Championship, conquering the top of U12, GU12 and U18 sections. The Closing… Read More »

European Youth Team Chess Championship 2022 – R3 report

Three rounds have been already played at the European Youth Team Chess Championship 2022 which is ongoing in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event broke the participation record with 53 teams and 196 players from 16 European federations. ECU Secretary-General Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou opened the event shortly before the start of the first round, addressing the players and captains and… Read More »

European Senior Chess Champions 2022 crowned in Lublin, Poland

European Senior Chess Championship 2022 concluded yesterday in Lublin, Poland. The event took place from 4th-14th July, 2022, being played in two age categories 50+ and 65+, with separate prizes for female players. The Closing Ceremony of the event took place yesterday evening, with Chief Arbiter Tomasz Delega announcing the Winners. Paweł Zaskalski – Vice President of the… Read More »