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  • Magnus Carlsen retains the title of the World Chess Champion

    Magnus Carlsen defended the FIDE World Chess Champion title after defeating the challenger Fabiano Caruana in the tiebreak match with 3 consecutive victories and result 3-0.

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  • Ju Wenjun defends the title of FIDE Women's World Chess Champion

    Ju Wenjun defended the title of FIDE Women’s World Chess Champion after defeating Lagno Kateryna in the tiebreak match which ended with result 3-1 in favour of Chinese player. Ju Wenjun became the only player who defended the title by winning the knockout championship.

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  • European Amateur Chess Championship 2018- Official Regulations

    The European Amateur Chess Championship 2019 will be held in the island of Rhodes, Greece, from 5th-15th April, simultaneously with European Senior Chess Championship 2019.The events will be held in the Conference center of Olympic Palace Hotel, as the official hotel of the Championship.

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  • European Senior Chess Championship 2018- Official Regulations

    The European Senior Chess Championship 2019 will be held in the island of Rhodes, Greece, from 5th-15th April, simultaneously with European Amateur Chess Championship 2019. The events will be held in the Conference center of Olympic Palace Hotel, as the official hotel of the Championship.

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  • European School Chess Championship 2019- Official Regulations

    European Chess Union and Romanian Chess Federation have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate in the European School Championship which will take place from 30th May- 9t June 2019 in the Mamaia resort, Romania.

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  • European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 5th-9th December in Hotel Aleksandar Palace, in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia.

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  • European Chess Club Cup champions crowned!

    After very intense finish of European Club Cup 2018, teams of Mednyi Vsadnik Saint Petersburg and team of Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo have become the Winners of 34th European Chess Club Cup and 23rd European Chess Club Cup, respectively.

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  • European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championship 2018 concluded

    European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 took place from 31st June-5th August in Oradea, Romania, with participation of almost 300 players from around 20 European federations who competed in different sections of 4 events.

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  • European Youth Team Chess Championship 2018 concluded

    European Youth Team Chess Championship 2018 which took place from 11th-19th July in Bad Blankeburg, Germany, with participation of 44 teams concluded. Teams of Romania, Poland, Israel and Germany became the European Youth Team Champions in sections U18, G-U18, U12 and G-U12 respectively.

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  • European School Chess Champions crowned!

    The European School Chess Championship 2018 finished yesterday in Krakow, Poland, with the participation of more than 300 players from over 20 European federations divided in 6 age categories open and girls: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17. 12 European School Champions were crowned on the Closing ceremony.

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  • European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 concluded

    European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 concluded and European Amateur Chess Champions 2018 are crowned! The event took place from 13th-21st June, in Niksic, Montenegro, with participation of 180 players from 18 federations, which is the new record of the event.

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  • Shevchenko Kirill wins European Youth Grand Prix 2017/2018

    After the last stage of European Youth Grand Prix Series 2017/2018, held under the name "World Youth Stars" in the memory of Vanya Somov, Shevchenko Kirill, was crowned as the Winner of series of 3 tournaments which gathered the best young and talented players within Europe.

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  • European Union Youth Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    The 16th European Union Youth Chess Championship will take place from 6th-15th August 2018 in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic. The event will be played in 4 age categories: U8, U10, U12 and U14.

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  • European Senior Team Chess Championship 2018 concluded

    Teams of Italy and Russia became the Winners of Euoropean Senior Team Chess Championship 2018, in sections 50+ and 65+, respectively. Both teams finished the event unattainable with perfect result and 9 consecutive victories. Congratulations to Winners!

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  • Valentina Gunina wins European Women Chess Championship 2018

    Valentina Gunina convincingly won the European Women Individual Chess Championships 2018, which took place from 7th-20th April, in Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia. Silver medal went to Dzagnidze Nana, while Ushenina Anna took the bronze medal and the third place.

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  • European ACP Women's Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 concluded

    European ACP Women's Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 concluded in Tbilisi, Georgia. Elizabeth Paehtz became new European ACP Women's Rapid Champion and Anna Muzychuk is new European ACP Women's Blitz Champion!

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  • Ivan Saric new European Champion

    Ivan Saric (CRO, 2657) triumphed at the 18th European Individual Chess Championship with 8.5 points after winning in the last round of Championship. Second place went to Wojtaszek Radoslaw (POL, 2738) and the bronze came to Sjugirov Sanan (RUS, 2652). Congratulations to the Winners!

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  • European Team Chess Champions for 2017 are crowned!

    Teams of Azerbaijan and Russia became the European Team Chess Champions for 2017 in Open and Women’s section respectively. The event took place in Hersonissos, Greece from 27th-7th November.

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  • ECU Advisory Board- ECU School Chess Teacher Certificate

    The ECU Education Commission launched its activities in late 2014. The main reason was a need of an organization representing the growing movement of using chess as a pedagogic tool to develop social and intellectual skills to children.

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  • Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU becomes independent, strong, leads fight against corruption

    Interview with the ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili

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  • Bank of Georgia official Sponsor of ECU

    European Chess Union announces the official launch of the sponsorship program by the Bank of Georgia, a private Bank, belonging to the UK Company Bank of Georgia Holdings plc., based in London.The Bank will financially support direct the European Chess Union in a 4 years-program.

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EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019- Official Regulations

The European Individual Chess Championship 2019 will take place from 17th March (Arrival day)- 30th March (Departure day) […]

EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL RAPID&BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 CONCLUDED

The European Individual Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2018 took place from 5th-9th December in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia. After […]

EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL BLITZ&RAPID CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 STARTED

European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 has been opened on 5th December with Opening ceremony, and has officially started […]

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ECU NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2018

ECU Newsletter December 2018 is out!   In this edition of the ECU Newsletter you may read about: […]

ECU COMMISSIONS 2019-2022 AND NOMINATIONS TO FIDE COMMISSIONS

The ΕCU Board welcomed the expression of interest by a large number of applicants and appointed the members […]

CIRCULAR LETTER No4- 12.12.2018.- COMMUNIQUE OF THE ECU BOARD

Circular Letter No. 4/12.12.2018 Communique of the ECU Board The European Chess Union Board meeting took place on […]

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TATA STEEL CHESS 2019 STARTS

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament, one of the most prestigious events in the international chess calendar, starts in two […]

MAGNUS CARLSEN AND LAGNO KATERYNA ARE FIDE WORLD BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONS 2018

Reigning World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2939 blitz rtg) and current Women’s World Chess Vice Champion, Lagno […]

DUBOV DANIIL AND JU WENJUN WON FIDE WORLD RAPID CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Dubov Daniil (RUS, 2723 rapid rtg) and Ju Wenjun (CHN, 2584 rapid rtg) became the World Rapid Chess […]

MAGNUS CARLSEN RETAINS THE TITLE OF THE WORLD CHESS CHAMPION

Magnus Carlsen defended the FIDE World Chess Champion title after defeating the challenger Fabiano Caruana in the tiebreak […]

FIDE WORLD CHESS CHAMPION 2018 TO BE DETERMINED IN TIEBREAK MATCH

After twelve rounds fulfilled with fights and harsh struggles, the reigning World Chess Champion, world number one, Magnus […]

ADHIBAN B. WINS THE TOURNAMENT OF PIECE- ZAGREB 2018

After eleven played rounds at the historical Tournament of Piece which took place from 12th-23rd November in Zagreb, […]

JU WENJUN DEFENDS THE TITLE OF WOMEN’S WORLD CHESS CHAMPION

Ju Wenjun defended the title of FIDE Women’s World Chess Champion after defeating Lagno Kateryna in the tiebreak […]