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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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  • ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2018

    ECU General Assembly and ECU elections will take place from 2nd-3rd October in Batumi, Georgia, during the 43rd Olympiad and 89th FIDE Congress. In accordance with ECU Statutes, proposals from Members to be included in the agenda must reach the ECU Secretariat, by email, not later than 2nd July 2018.

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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 Youth Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    The European Youth Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 19th-30th August, in Riga, Latvia. The event will be played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, open section and girls section separately.

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  • European School Chess Individual Cup 2018

    The 1st European School Chess Individual Cup 2018 will take place from 3rd-12th October, in Budva, Montenegro. The event will be played in 5 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13 and U15 in combined system, boys and girls separately. The event will be tested through 2018-2020 and in case of success will be included in ECU regulations.

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  • European Youth Team Chess Championship 2018

    European Youth Team Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 11th-19th July in Bad Blankenburg, Germany. The event will be played in two age categories: U12 and U18, boys and girls separately.

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  • European Club Cup 2018- Regulations

    34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup will be simultaneously held from 11th-19th October 2018 in Porto Carras, famous Greek seaside resort in Halkidiki.

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  • European Senior Chess Championship 2018- Regulations

    The 18th European Senior Chess Championship will take place from 3rd-13th August in Drammen, Norway.

    The event will be played in 2 age categories, men and women separately, 50+ and 60+.

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  • European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championship 2018- Regulations

    European Chess Union (ECU) and Romanian Chess Federation have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to ECU to participate in the European Youth Rapid&Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship which will be held from 31st July-5th August 2018 in Oradea, Romania.

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  • 2nd ECU Congress concluded

    2nd ECU Congress took place in Creta Maris Conference Center, Hersonissos, Crete/Greece, from 2nd-4th November. The main decisions of the ECU Board and General Assembly can be read on the ECU Website.

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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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R3 REPORT EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

European Youth Team Chess Championship 2018 has started in Bad Blankenburg, Germany, with participation of 44 temas. Boys […]

EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 STARTS

European Youth Team Chess Championship 2018, which will be played in two age categories (open and girls) U12 […]

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 […]

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OLYMPIAD TRAVEL SUBSIDY – CALL OF INTEREST

By the decision of the FIDE Presidential Board, which took place in Bucharest Romania on 9th, and 10th […]

ECU BOARD MEETING BUCHAREST 2018 – INFORMATION AND DECISIONS

The 2nd European Chess Union Board meeting in 2018 took place on the 7th of July in Bucharest, […]

ECU NEWSLETTER JUNE 2018

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

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NEPOMNIACHTCHI WON GIDEON JAPHET CUP

The fourth edition of the biennial tournament in memory of Gideon Japhet – a lawyer, Jerusalem man and […]

Jerusalem Hosts the 4th Japhet Tournament

The Israeli capital has hosted over the years quite a few major International chess events. The fourth edition […]

TEAMS OF ITALY AND GERMANY WON MITROPA CUP 2018

Teams of Italy and Germany won Open and Women section of the 36th edition of Mitropa Cup, respectively. […]

MITROPA CUP 2018

The 36th edition of the traditional event Mitropa Cup will take place from 30th May- 9th June in a […]

ALTIBOX NORWAY CHESS 2018 STARTS

The 6th edition of one of the strongest world chess tournaments starts tomorrow and takes place from 26th […]

CZECH TOUR 2018-2019

The 18th edition of International Chess Festivals Series will be held through years 2018 and 2019 in 10 different […]

KACPER PIORUN WINS 6TH EDITION POLISH-HUNGARIAN FRIENDSHIP CHESS TOURNAMENT IN KATOWICE

Polish-Hungarian friendship chess championship was held on the week-end of 5-6 May 2018. The 600 players from ten […]