Category Archives: Federations

FIDE WORLD CHESS CUP 2019 STARTS TOMORROW

The FIDE World Chess Cup 2019 takes place from 9th September-4th October in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, with participation of 128 players coming from 47 federations. FIDE World Chess Cup is a part of the World Championship cycle and is a 7-round elimination (knock-out) tournament. Finalists of the World Cup 2019 qualify to the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020. Pairings and tournament tree are available… Read More »

Future Champions of Europe & International Youth Chess Challenge at Global Chess Festival 2019

European Chess Union and Judit Polgar Chess Foundation partner to organise the tournament “Future Champions of Europe” as a part of the annual Global Chess Festival. The event will take place on 12th October 2019 in Hungarian National Gallery, in Budapest, Hungary. So far, 23 players coming from 12 countries registered for the event dedicated to chess players born 1st… Read More »

IN MEMORIAM: PAL BENKO

European Chess Union expresses the sincere condolences to family, friends, colleagues the Hungarian Chess Federation and the whole chess world who suffered a huge loss yesterday, when Pal Benko passed away. Pal Benko (1928-2019) was a Grandmaster, author of chess books, and a creator of endgame studies and chess problems. Two openings are named after him: The Benko… Read More »

MINSK PLAYS CHESS

The capital of Belarus simultaneously hosted FIDE World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Championship 2019 and Viktor Kupreichik Memorial with the participation of  720 cadets coming from 35 countries and 92 players who participated the Viktor Kupreichik Memorial. FIDE World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2019 took place from 15th-17 of August, while blitz championship starts today. After… Read More »

21st VIENNA CHESS OPEN

The 21st edition of Vienna Chess Open starts today and takes place from 17th to 24th August 2019 in the City Hall of Vienna, in the capital of Austria. More than 900 chess players from 53 different countries, including 20 Grandmasters (GMs) and more than 30 International Masters (IMs) , are going to battle in the Festival Hall of the… Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

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 »

INTERNATIONAL CHESS DAY

Message by European Chess Union President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili Dear Chess Friends, FIDE is 95 years old. It honestly is a great age for the organization that was founded in Europe and by Europeans. Numerous developments have indeed taken place since 1924 till today. Indeed, the union of chess players has come a long way from Europe to… Read More »

CZECH OPEN- Press release

PARDUBICE – The 30th International Chess and Games Festival Czech Open started on July 11th. As usually it takes place in hockey ČSOB Pojišťovna Arena in Pardubice. After seven years, the European Youth Team Chess Championship finally takes place in Pardubice, the championship is prestigious, being filled with top players from Europe. The number of participants is higher… Read More »

ST. PETERSBURG SUMMER 2019

International chess festival St. Petersburg Summer will take place from 13th-26th August 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at Azimut Hotel. The festival contains three events: Viktor Korchnoi Memorial (13th-23rd August), Russian Children’s Cup Tournament (13th-23rd August) and Russian Rapid Grand Prix Stage (24th-26th August). Viktor Korchnoi Memorial, one of the main events of the festival, will be played… Read More »

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