Category Archives: ECU


To: European National Chess Federations Re: Invitation for the ECU General Assembly and the ECU Elections 2022 Dear Ladies and Sirs, I have the pleasure to invite you to the ECU General Assembly and the ECU Elections to be held in Chennai, India on 6th  of August 2022. According to the published schedule of the FIDE Congress 2022 in Chennai,… Read More »


The 4th ECU Board Meeting in 2020 took place on Saturday 12th of September 2020 through teleconference, with full house and special guests including FIDE Deputy President Mr. Bachar Kouatly and Mrs Laura Barnaba representative of  C.S.E.N. the largest Sports Promotion Body in Italy, which partners with ECU for Erasmus+ projects. The main areas under discussion and decisions… Read More »

ECU Online Training Series – V2 27.08-28.09

ECU and European Chess Academy organise the second volume of the Lectures program “Improve Your Chess” with leading Chess Trainers worldwide from 27th of August to 28th of September. The lectures are twice a week every Monday and Thursday. You can follow from min 5 lecturers ( entry fee 50 euros), 6, 7 or all 10 lecturers (… Read More »

INTERNATIONAL CHESS DAY- ECU President in Georgian Mega Show

Today, 20th of July, World celebrates the #InternationalChessDay. The International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded, 96 years ago on 20th July 1924. The idea to celebrate this day as the International Chess Day was proposed by UNESCO, and it has been celebrated as such since 1966. On December 12, 2019, the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution recognising the World Chess Day.… Read More »

ESET an Official ECU Partner

European Chess Union is delighted to announce ESET as a new ECU partner and also as a sponsor of the European Online Chess Championship (16-31 May 2020).   ESET is a pioneer of antivirus protection, creating award-winning threat detection software.  ESET’s goal is to make sure that everybody can enjoy the breathtaking opportunities that technology offers. ESET security solutions allow… Read More »

European Open Chess Championship postponed to 8-21 December

The European Open Chess Championship 2020 was scheduled from 17th to 30th of May 2020 in Podčetrtek, Slovenia   Due to the Pandemic and the Force majeure situation , Slovenian Chess Federation and European Chess union have decided to postpone the Championship to 8-21 December 2020. Venue and conditions remain the same. Bookings have been already made and deposits will be transferred to the new… Read More »

European Senior Chess Championship postponed

The European Senior Chess Championship 2020 was scheduled for 17th to 27th of April in Jastrzebia Gora, Poland.   The event involve the travel and presence of about 200 players and others at the venue. Given the current health with the declared pandemic of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), instruction of WHO, sports and National Health authorities for people over age 60 to avoid travels and crowed places, as also concerns expressed by many participants, European Chess Union and Polish Chess Federation set as… Read More »


European Chess Union published in June 2019 the ECU Brand Book with aim of standardization of ECU logos, banners, medals and certificates, which shall be used at all European Chess Union official events. The ECU Brand Book contains: 1. “Certificate” – editable two templates of Certificates, which are placed on the ECU website, and are available for downloading by… Read More »


The 1st Workshop “Equal Opportunities” took place on the 20th and 21st of September in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event was organised by the FIDE DIS Commission, European Chess Union, Greek Paralympic Committee, and the Hellenic Sport Association for Persons with Disabilities. The Organisers, Trainers and Arbiters Workshops were attended by 30 participants, who had the opportunity to discuss… Read More »


On the 9th of September, ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili visited Graz, the city the ECU was founded in 1985, to  congratulate Professor Kurt Jungwirth for his 90th birthday anniversary on 3rd of September. ECU President accompanied by the President of Austrian Chess Federation, Mr. Christian Hursky and Mr. Boris Kutin, President of European Chess Union from 1998… Read More »