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AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY WIN MITROPA CUP 2015

The teams of Austria in the Open section, and Hungary in Women section are the winners of Mitropa Cup 2015, which was held in Mayrhofen/Austria, 14-22 June, 2015. The host Austria triumphed despite the loss in the final round of 3.5-0.5 against Croatia, thanks to the good games shown during the whole tournament. Second place went to Slovakia… Read More »

ECU PRESS STATEMENT 22.06.2015.

Due to many press releases and articles in mass media, which involve and tarnish European Chess Union name in tournaments, transactions and contracts, European Chess Union by Board decision makes the following press statement: The official ECU tournament calendar is published each year by the ECU Secretariat and includes European Championships organized annually according the ECU Statutes and… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS IN 2 DAYS

The European School Chess Championship 2015 starts in 2 days in Konya/Turkey. The event will be held in the Rixos Konya Hotel from 24th June until 3rd July. The organizer of the Championship is Turkish Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The Championship is organized in 12 different categories: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15… Read More »

ECU BOARD MEETING IN BUCHAREST – REPORT

The Board meeting of the European Chess Union was held this weekend, 12-13 June, in the capital of Romania – the city of Bucharest. The ECU Board meeting concluded with important decisions, which will be communicated by the next ECU Circular Letter. Mr. Azmaipairashvili and the ECU Deputy President, Mr. Ion Dobronauteanu had a number of meetings in Bucharest… Read More »

ECU BOARD MEETING

The ECU Board Meeting will take place this week on 12-13 June, in the city of Bucharest, after the kind invitation of the Romanian Chess Federation. The meeting will take place in RIN Grand Hotel in Bucharest. ECU Board agenda includes administrative matters, tournaments reports, proposals for the tournaments regulations, the preparation of the 1st ECU Congress &… Read More »

1ST ECU CONGRESS STARTS IN 2 DAYS

The 1st ECU Congress and the Annual ECU General Assembly will be held in Bar/Montenegro, 7-11 October, 2015. The host is Montenegro Chess Federation, and the official venue will be Castle of King Nikola. Schedule: Hosting Hotel is Hotel Princess, Bar (4 stars). Transfers from and to the airport of Podgorica will be free of charge for the congress participants.… Read More »

ECU AND EU READY FOR JOINT PROJECTS

ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and chess legend GM Judit Polgar visited Brussels on 2nd and 3rd June, 2015 for important meetings with the European Commission (Education, Culture & Sports) and the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education. ECU Deputy President Ion Dobronauteanu, ECU Treasurer Martin Huba and the Delegate of the Hungarian Chess Federation Gusztav Font also… Read More »

ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK WINS EUROPEAN-ACP WOMEN’S RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP

Russian Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk won the 2015 European-ACP Women’s Rapid Chess Championship with 8.5/11 points. Kosteniuk took the gold despite the loss in the final round, thanks to the previous row of six consecutive victories. GM Valentina Gunina (RUS) was the only one to overtake Kosteniuk, but she was defeated by the newly crowned European Champion GM Natalia Zhukova… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER MAY 2015

May 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about European Individual Women’s Championship 2015; Report about European Senior Chess Championship 2015; Report about the final stage of FIDE Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk; ECU Office opens in Tbilisi; In Memoriam Joaquim Durão and Nusret Causevic; Fun Zone with nice Mate… Read More »

NATALIA ZHUKOVA IS THE NEW EUROPEAN WOMEN’S CHAMPION

Ukrainian Grandmaster Natalia Zhukova (2456) became the 16th European Women’s Champion, after she defeated GM Elina Danielian (ARM 2458) in the final round of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi. After a loss in the 2nd round from IM Lilit Galojan (2275) Zhukova made an amazing performance: 8.5 out of 9, with 3 wins, 1… Read More »

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