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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 »

European Club Cup 2021 starts

The 36th European Club Cup and the 25th European Club Cup for Women open tomorrow in Struga, Ohrid Lake, North Macedonia. The events will simultaneously take place from 17th-25th September in two different venues: Hotel Drim (Women’s event) and Hotel Izgrev (Open event). 38 teams will participate in the 36th European Club Cup and the battlefield is led… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine August 2021 is out! In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Individual Chess Championship 2021 European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2021 European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 Upcoming European Club Cup 2021 Upcoming European Senior Chess Championship 2021 Invitation for European Youth&Junior Chess Championships 2021 Upcoming Seminars in September Arbiters Corner… Read More »

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 concluded

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 concluded yesterday in Prague, Czech Republic. The event was played in two sections: 50+ and 65+. The Winner of 50+ category became the domestic team, team of Czech Republic with score of 17 match points. Team of Slovakia was second, lagging behind the Winners for only one match point. With 16 match… Read More »

Work4Chess – Conference

An online conference with a focus on restarting chess in leagues, clubs and schools, titled Work4Chess, is held on Saturday, 18 September 2021, in English. The meeting also has sessions on hybrid chess and preventing cheating through education, workshops on marketing and improving the user experience, and exhibitor presentations by Tornelo, Play Magnus Group and others. All recordings… Read More »

Anton Demchenko is the European Chess Champion for 2021

After 11 played rounds at the 2021 European Individual Chess Championship 2021, Russian Grandmaster Anton Demchenko (RUS, 2597) triumphed the event to claim the title of European Champion. Demchenko drew as black in the last round against Deac Bogdan-Daniel to score 8.5 points. Meanwhile, 17 years old Keymer Vincent (GER, 2602) managed to build a winning position against… Read More »