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European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2021 starts in Sliema, Malta

The 7th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2021 opens today in Sliema, Malta, taking place from 27th November – 5th December in the AX Victoria Hotel. The event is supported by European Chess Union and will be opened by the ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili. Nine federations (Andorra, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, and… Read More »

FIDE World Championship Match preview- Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi

The FIDE World Championship Match between reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and the challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi starts tomorrow at Dubai Exhibition Centre. The Match consists of 14 games, played with the time control of 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest… Read More »

London Chess Classic 2021

Chess in Schools and Communities is happy to announce that the London Chess Classic will be going ahead this year, with a varied programme of events taking place from 3-12 December at the Cavendish Centre in central London. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we will be welcoming a smaller number of participants than usual, and entry will be on… Read More »

Ukraine (Open) and Russia (Women) win European Team Chess Championships 2021

The European Team Chess Championship 2021 successfully concluded today in Terme Catez, Slovenia. The Closing ceremony of the event took place on Sunday, 21st of November, with the attendance of the ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, ECU Honorary President Mr. Boris Kutin, President of Slovenian Parliament Mr. Igor Zorcic, President of Slovenian Chess Federation Mr. Milan Brglez, and… Read More »

European Team Chess Championship 2021 – R7 Report

After seven played rounds at the European Team Chess Championship 2021 in Terme Catez, Slovenia, the Russian Women’s team holds the sole lead, while Azerbaijan and Ukraine tie for the top of the Open section. With a convincing 3-1 victory over Azerbaijan, Russian Women improved their lead scoring the absolute 14 match points. Valentina Gunina was the first… Read More »

Liechtenstein Chess Federation celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Liechtestein Chess Federation celebrated its 50th anniversary since its founding on Sunday, November 14. An impressive gala dinner with many presentations and performances and a simultaneous exhibition with world chess champion Anatoly Karpov were the main components of the festive program In addition to many guests and dignitaries, the celebrations were attended by the Minister of Foreign… Read More »

European Team Chess Championship 2021 – R5 report

After five played rounds at the European Team Chess Championship 2021 in Terme Catez, Slovenia, six teams of the Open section and the Russian Women’s team go to the resting day heading the crosstables. The top two matches of the European Team Chess Championship 2021 ended in a draw 2-2 result. All four games of the Azerbaijan –… Read More »

ECU Board Meeting & General Assembly press release

The ECU Board meeting and the General Assembly took place on 12 and 13 November respectively at the Terme Hotel in Terme Čatež, Slovenia, during the 2021 European Team Chess Championship with the generous hospitality of the Slovenian Chess Federation. The President of the Slovenian Chess Federation, Milan Brglez, welcomed all delegates and informed about the special conditions… Read More »

European Team Chess Championship 2021 – R3 report

Three rounds have been already played at the European Team Chess Championship 2021 in Terme Catez, Slovenia. Only two teams emerged on the top of the Open section with perfect 6 match points: Hungary and Azerbaijan. With a narrow 2.5-1.5 victory in the 3rd round, Hungary defeated better-rated players of France, while Azerbaijan was victorious against the German… Read More »

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