TATA STEEL CHESS 2022 Starts in Wijk aan Zee

The 84th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament opens tomorrow and takes place in Wijk aan Zee from 14 – 30 January 2022. This year, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022 features Masters and Challengers events, taking place in the traditional Wijk aan Zee venue, while the annual Tata Steel Chess for children will take place Online… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine December 2021 is out! In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: FIDE World Chess Championship 2021 European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2021 European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2021 FIDE World Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2021 European Online Rapid School Chess Championship 2021 European Individual Chess Championship 2022 – Invitation The 2022 – The “Year… Read More »

European Youth Blitz Chess Champions 2021 crowned

The 2021 European Youth Blitz Chess Championships 2021 took place form 29th-30th December in Novi Sad, Serbia, with participation of more than 400 kids coming from 29 European federations. The event was played within 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, open and girls sections separately, in 9 double rounds, Swiss system. Winners of the… Read More »

European Youth Rapid Chess Champions 2021 announced

European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2021 currently are ongoing in Novi Sad, Serbia. The 2021 European Youth Rapid Chess Championship took place from 27th-28th of December, being played in 6 age categories, open and girls separately. The President of Serbian Chess Federation Mr. Dragan Lazic and Vojvodina Province secretary for Youth and Sports Mr. Dane Basta made the… Read More »

Tamir Nabaty wins the Israel open championship 2021

The Israel open championship was held on December 8-16 2021 in the old northern city of Tzfat (Safed) by the Israel chess federation, under the auspices of the local municipality and Mifal Hapais (the national lottery). 102 players, including 9 GMs and 9 IMs competed in 9 Swiss rounds  for the top honours as well as for the… Read More »

FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2021 start in Warsaw, Poland

The FIDE Women’s and Open Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2021 start in Warsaw, Poland. More than 180 players from 46 federations registered for the 3Open event and more than 100 players coming from 30 different federations will participate in Women’s events. FIDE World Rapid Chess Championships 2021 are first on the schedule, taking place from 26th-28th December. The 2021… Read More »

European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2021 start

The 2021 European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships take place from 27th to 30th December in Novi Sad, Serbia. Almost 500 players coming from 29 European federations registered for the event which will be played within 4 different Championships: 20th European Youth Individual Rapid Chess Championship (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, open and girls sections separately) taking place… Read More »

Alexander Motylev wins European Rapid Chess Championship 2021

European Rapid Chess Championship 2021 concluded on Sunday, 19th of December after two days of play in Katowice, Poland. After 11 played rounds three players were in a tie for the top, scoring 9.5 points each. Tiebreak criteria determined the Winner of the event and the medalists. Alexander Motylev (RUS, 2703) had the best additional criteria to claim… Read More »

Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2021

The 7th edition of the Vugar Gashimov Memorial kicked off today in Baku, Azerbaijan. The event is played from 18th-24th December and consists of Rapid and Blitz tournaments with a double round-robin system for each. Eight Super Grandmasters participate in the event: Fabiano Caruana, Mamedyarov Shakhriyar, Rapport Richard, Viswanathan Anand, Karjakin Sergey, Navara David, Mamedov Rauf and Asadli… Read More »