20th European Union Youth Chess Championship U8-U14

The 20th edition of the European Union Youth Chess Championship U8-U14 will take place from 21st – 30th August 2022 in Prague, Hotel STEP. The event is open for citizens of a member state of the European Union or of a Schengen state. Each federation can register one player, a boy or a girl, in each of the… Read More »

Superbet Rapid&Blitz Warsaw 2022 opens tomorrow

The series of the Grand Chess Tour 2022 events continues from 17th -23th May with the Superbet Rapid&Blitz in Warsaw, Poland. The event opens tomorrow and kicks off with the Round 1 on Thursday, 19th May. Ten players will compete for the total prize fund of 175.000$, playing 9 Rapid games (round robin system) and 18 Blitz games (double round robin system).… Read More »

ECU General Assembly 2022 – Thessaloniki, Greece 23 July

As we have already informed by the CL -2/2022 following the decision- CM1-2022/44 ofFIDE Council on April 28,  ECU Board taking in account the special circumstances, has finalised the place and the dates of the ECU General Assembly and elections 2022 in Thessaloniki, Greece on Saturday July 23.  Venue:  Porto Palace, Hotel Thessaloniki. – https://www.portopalace.gr Schedule: Friday,       22  July: Arrival of Delegates – Welcome Reception  Saturday,   23  July : ECU General Assembly 2022… Read More »

ECU E-Magazine April 2022

The ECU E-Magazine April 2022 is out! The May 2022 edition of the ECU Magazine can be read online together with interactive links on the following link, or it can be downloaded in PDF format down bellow. In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European School Chess Championship 2022 Mitropa Chess Cup 2022 ECU… Read More »

“Chess: a Game to be Spread in Schools”Conference

Chess in School conference and Erasmus+ meetings will take place from 11th-14th May 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Chess in school conference under the “Chess: a Game to be spread in Schools” (CGS) will be held on 14th of May, in Dorint Airport Hotel. The Conference will be held in the English language and it will be open… Read More »

Circular Letter No.2/2022

Dear Chess Friends, The following valid nominations have been received within the deadline of the 6th May 2022, for the ECU Board elections 2022. . A – Ticket of  Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili: President: Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili (GEO) Deputy President: Mrs. Dana Reizniece-Ozola (LAT) Vice President: Mr. Malcolm Pein. (ENG) Vice President: Mr. Gunnar Bjornsson (ISL) Secretary General: Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou (GRE)… Read More »

France wins historical double gold at Mitropa Cup 2022

The 2022 Mitropa Chess Cup took place from 27th April – 8th May in Corti, Corsica France. The traditional event for teams from Central Europe was played in 9 round-robin rounds within Open and Women’s sections. French teams won the historical double gold , winning both Mitropa Cup events. French team in the Open section scored convincing 16… Read More »

100 years old Legendary Grandmaster Yuri Averbakh passed away

Only Grandmaster, who reached 100 years passed away in Moscow. When I was twelve  I was lucky to buy one of the best endgame books! It was Yuri Averbakh three volumes endgame manual. I studied every position from the books! It was his main endgame evergreen work. I could never imagine in that moment ., that after 10… Read More »

Queens’ Online Chess Festival 2022

The Queens’ Online Chess Festival 2022, a series of continental women’s online blitz tournaments, starts on June 05, 2022. The event organized by FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess in cooperation with FIDE Events Commission, is supported by the Asian Chess Federation, the African Chess Confederation, the European Chess Union, and the Confederation of Chess for Americas. Female players from… Read More »

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