European Individual Chess Championship 2023 – Official regulations

The European Individual Chess Championship 2023 is organised by Serbian Chess Federation under the auspices of European Chess Union will take place from 2nd – 14th March 2023 in Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia. The event is open to all players representing Chess Federations that are members of the European Chess Union regardless of their title or rating. There is… Read More »

China clinches FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2022

The 2022 FIDE World Team Chess Championship took place from 17-26 November in Jerusalem, Israel. China clinched gold medal after defeating Uzbekistan in the finals. The finals were played over the two matches and China scored narrow 2.5-1.5 victories in both to win the event without the need for tiebreaks. 2022 Olympiad Champions Uzbekistan won silver medal. Spain… Read More »

European Women’s Chess Championship 2023 – Official invitation

Montenegro Chess Federation (MCF) in cooperation with European Chess Union (ECU) have the honor to invite all National Chess Federations members of the European Chess Union and eligible players to the 23rd EUROPEAN WOMEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP organized in Petrovac, Montenegro from 17th March (arrival) to 30th March (departure). The event is open for all women players from National… Read More »

European Cities & Towns Chess Championship to take place in January 2023

European Chess Union announces the 1st European Cities & Towns Chess Championship which will take place on Sunday, 29th January 2023, in hybrid cities venues. The event consists of four categories: Open, Women, Seniors, and Youth (U12). The first edition of the new European Competition is supported by the FIDE Development fund. Each City or Town has the… Read More »

Communique of the ECU Board Meeting – CL No.5/2022

The fourth quarterly meeting of the board of ECU was held on November 13-14 in Antalya, Turkey, during the 2022 European Youth Chess Championship. The Turkish Chess Federation hosted the event under excellent conditions and Mrs. Gulkiz Tulay, President of the Turkish Chess Federation, opened the meetings on Saturday, November 13. At the beginning, a minute of silence… Read More »

European Youth Chess Champions 2022 crowned in Antalya, Turkey

The 2022 European Youth Chess Championship concluded yesterday in Antalya, Turkey with an impressive closing ceremony. ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, ECU Deputy President Ms. Dana Reizniece-Ozola, President of Turkish Chess Federation Ms. Gulkiz Tukay and the ECU Board members attended the Closing ceremony and joined the awarding. The Awards ceremony started with impressive… Read More »

European Youth Chess Championship 2022 – Round 5 report

Five rounds have been already played at the 2022 European Youth Chess Championship in Antalya, Turkey. Many sections got the emerges sole leaders, but four rounds left to be played before the announcement of the Winners. Shogdzhiev Roman Sav (FIDE) is the sole leader of the U8 Open category scoring perfect 5/5 points, and Kokareva Sofya (FIDE) and… Read More »

ECU E-Magazine October 2022

ECU E-Magazine October 2022 is out!   In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Senior Team Chess Championship 2022 European Youth Chess Championship 2022 Upcoming European Open and Women Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2022 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship 2022 FIDE Women’s Candidates Tournament 2022/2023 Tournament of Peace 2022 ECU Commission for Women’s… Read More »

European Youth Chess Championship 2022 opens

The 2022 European Youth Chess Championship officially opened yesterday in Antalya, before the start of the first round. The impressive opening ceremony of the event was attended by Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu, the ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of Turkish Chess Federation Gulkiz Tulay, Turkiye Is Bankasi Deputy General Manager Suat Sozen,… Read More »

European Senior Team Chess Championships 2022 concluded in Dresden

The 2022 European Senior Chess Championships (50+ & 65+ age categories) concluded yesterday in Dresden, Germany. England 50-1 won the 50+ event with a round to spare and after nine played rounds scored convincing 17 match points. Berlin 1 and Germany tied for the second place scoring 14 match points, each. According to tiebreaks criteria (Olympiad-Sonneborn-Berger), Berlin 1… Read More »

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