European Youth & Junior Chess Championships 2021 starts

The European Youth&Junior Hybrid Chess Championships 2021 kicked off on Friday, 15th of October. ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili sent a welcome message for the 900 players, coming from 32 European federations. The event is played in 7 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 and U20, open and girls sections separately, through Tornelo playing platform, in… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine September 2021 is out! In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Chess Club Cup 2021 FIDE Women’s World Team Chess Championship 2021 European Senior Chess Championship 2021 “Chess Ambassadors for the Environment” – special event of 2021 Global Chess Festival ECU Online Trainers Conference Historical Tournament of Peace Invitation – European… Read More »


The European Chess Union, the Georgian Chess Federation & the Georgian Chess Club “64” invite all ECU member national federations to participate in the ECU Online Rapid School Championships, under 10 – 17. The European Online Rapid School Championships will be played in 5 different age groups – under 10, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 2 sections –… Read More »

FIDE Arbiters Seminar in Terme Catez, Slovenia

With the cooperation of the Slovenian Chess Federation and FIDE Development Commission, the European Chess Union organizes a “Mixed” FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in the English language. The venue will be the city of Terme Čatež, Slovenia, concurrently with the European Team Championship. The event will take place from Sunday, Nov. 14th, to Thursday, Nov. 18th, 2021. The lecturer… Read More »

Tournament of Peace 2021

The historical chess event, Tournament of Peace 2021, takes place from 5th-10th October 2021, in Zagreb, Croatia. The tournament is played in the National and University Library, with participation of 10 Grandmasters playing a round-robin event in 9 rounds. The participants are: Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS, 2668), Etienne Bacrot (FRA, 2658), Igor Kovalenko (LAT, 2647), Sergei Movsesian (ARM, 2627),… Read More »

European Senior Chess Championship 2021 concluded

European Senior Chess Championship 2021 concluded today in Budoni, Sardinia/Italy. After intense fights for the medals till the last round, IM Bellia Fabrizio (ITA, 2431) emerged as the sole Winner of 50+ section with score of 7.5/9 points, after defeating Cafolla Peter in the last round of the event. GM Bischoff Klaus (GER, 2495) drew the last round… Read More »

European Senior Chess Championship 2021 starts

European Senior Chess Championship 2021 kicks off today in Budoni, Sardinia, Italy. The event is played within two age categories: 50+ and 65+ with Open and Women’s results evaluated separately. Women’s both age categories will be merged with Open sections with separate prizes. 36 players from 17 European federations registered for 50+ section of the European Senior Chess… Read More »

Mednyi Vsadnik and South Ural win European Open and Women Chess Club Cup 2021

The 36th European Chess Club Cup and the 25th European Women’s Chess Club Cup concluded yesterday in Struga, North Macedonia. The Awarding ceremony attended FIDE President Mr Arkady Dvorkovich, ECU President Mr Zurab Azmaiparashvili, ECU Vice President and FIDE Managing Director Mrs Dana Riezniece-Ozola , ECU Secretary General Mr Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, and on behalf of the organisers, President… Read More »

European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2021 – Official regulations

The 20th edition of the European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2021 will take place from 26th-31st December in Novi Sad, Serbia. The events will be played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, open and girls sections separately. The event features 4 Championships: European Youth Individual Chess Championship, European Youth Individual Blitz Chess Championship, European… Read More »

Chess Ambassadors for the Environment

European Chess Union and Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival invite one player U12 from each European Chess federation to take part in the special chess and social event “Chess Ambassadors for the environment”.  The event will take place on Saturday 9th of October with the following program. 11:30  CEST  Lecture & Q&A session for the Environment & the Climate Change              Eleni… Read More »