Category Archives: ECU

#Development FA and IO Seminars in Trieste

Development FA and IO Seminars, especially dedicated to female participants, will take place from 1st-7th September, in Trieste, Italy. 31 female participants, coming from 14 European federations. To all female participants, full board accommodation and FIDE exam fee is fully covered through the funding program. The main aim of the Seminars is to develop women’s activity in Chess as… Read More »

3rd ECU Congress – Program

As have been already announced the 3rd ECU Congress will be held in Batumi Georgia from 24th to 26th of October 2019. The full working schedule is as follows: 24th October           10.00-  19.00            ECU Board Meeting 25th October            09.30 –  13.00    … Read More »


To: European Chess Federations Dear Chess Friends, I kindly ask you to complete the attached surveys on behalf of your federation to the best of your ability. These surveys are being conducted by the European Chess Union to collect data on women’s chess throughout Europe and being sent to representatives of all the federations in Europe. There are… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine July 2019 is out! ECU E-Magazine July 2019 may be read online together with interactive links or can be downloaded as pdf file down bellow. Download: ECU-Magazine_July-2019 Read online: Meeting chess legends-cbv 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share


The President of the European Chess Union, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, held a press conference together with the President of the Monaco Chess Federation Jean-Michel Rapaire on July 31st in Monte Carlo (Monaco). At the press conference , it was announced the launch of the European Golden Pawn Award Ceremony to be held for the first time on November 30th 2019. … Read More »


European Chess Union is delighted to announce “AiGroup”, as the General ECU sponsor and also as Diamond sponsor of the “European Golden Pawn”. On July 24 in Tbilisi (Georgia) a sponsorship agreement was signed, according to which the Georgian industrial company AiGroup has been announced as the General Sponsor of the European Chess Union and at the same… Read More »


Everybody knows that the game immediately ends with checkmate or stalemate, provided that the move producing it was legal (see 5.1.1, 5.2.1). The so called dead position doesn’t get nearly as much attention, but it should be quite familiar to all arbiters, because its identification can change a result of a game. Article 5.2.2 states The game is… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine June 2019 is out! June edition of the ECU E-Magazine may be read online on the following link, together with interactive videos, but also can be downloaded as a PDF file bellow. ECU E-Magazine June 2019 can be downloaded here. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share

#Development FA and IO Seminars in Trieste

The European Chess Union, with the cooperation of the Italian Arbiters’ Commission on behalf of Italian Chess Federation and the FIDE Development Commission, organises a multiple-field training event specially dedicated to female participants, from 1st-7th September in the city of Trieste, Italy. The objective of the event is to develop women’s activity in Chess as per the priorities… Read More »

Travel Subsidy for Teams’ Captains/Trainers

By the request of the European Chess Union and approval by the FIDE Development Commission, support of 25,000 euro will be distributed to 10 European  Federations which will take part in the European Team Chess Championship 2019, in Batumi, Georgia (23rd October – 3rd November 2019). The subsidy will amount 2500 euros for each federation application approved by… Read More »