Category Archives: News

Call for Bids – 2023 European Championships

The European Chess Union invites the National federations members to submit bids for the organization of the official European Chess Championships in 2023. The bids must be submitted exclusively in the Bid form regulated by the ECU (in the attachment). For any additional documents delivered separately from the bid form, it must be stated in the bid form… Read More »

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 starts

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 starts today in Prague, Czech Republic. The event is played in two sections: 50+ and 65+. 10 teams will take part in 50+ European Senior Team Chess Championship, Top seeders are: Czech Republic, Slovakia and 1960-69 Czech team. 21 teams from 9 European federations registered for 65+ category. The battlefield is led… Read More »

European Chess Championship 2021 kicked off in Reykjavik

European Individual Chess Championship 2021 kicked off yesterday in Reykjavik, Iceland. The event was opened shortly before the start of the first round. Prime Minister of Iceland Mrs. Katrín Jakobsdóttir and the ECU Deputy President and Chief Organiser Mr. Gunnar Bjornsson addressed the players and made the 1st inaugural move in the game between GM Jones Gawain C… Read More »

Winners of European Union Youth Chess 2021 announced

The EU Youth Chess Championship 2021 concluded in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic on Sunday, August 22nd. The last rounds were full of fights and tension. Vladimir Sofronie (ROU) took the first place in Open U8 category, the second place came to Maksymilian Janeczek (POL) and Stepan Kroulik (CZE) was third. Aleksandra Pehlivanova (BUL) triumphed Girls U8 section, Emma… Read More »

European Individual Chess Championship 2021 starts in Reykjavik

European Individual Chess Championship 2021 kicks off on Thursday, 26th of August in Reykjavik, Iceland. 190 players coming from 36 different European federations will participate the event, fighting for the title of European Champion and qualification spots for the FIDE World Cup 2023. The best ranked player aged U20 will be granted a qualification spot for the 2021… Read More »

Danielian Elina wins European Women’s Chess Championship 2021

After 11 played rounds at the 2021 European Women’s Chess Championship in Iasi, Romania, GM Danielian Elina (ARM, 2407) triumphed the event. Danielian Elina won the last round against WIM Narva Mai (EST, 2276) to be the sole Winner and to take the crown of European Women’s Chess Champion 2021 with final score of 9 points. After a… Read More »

Open Chess Tournaments in Armenia

Chess Academy of Armenia and Armenian Chess Federation organize two Open Chess Tournaments in the period from 4-22 October 2021. The first tournament of the chess tour is “Chess Mood” International Open which will take place from 4th-12th October at a 5 stars Tsaghkadzor Mariott Hotel. The event will be held within two groups: A (for players rated… Read More »

EVGENY SVESHNIKOV – Cheliabimsk Warrior

Unbelievable news-Evgeny Sveshnikov died after seemed overcomed COVID 19. He was just 71, always full of ideas. His dream was to participate in Seniors Championships (he won a lot) and to meet old friends. He really fought for Seniors chess and for the intellectual rights of chess players. He was one of the members of the famous Cheliabinsk… Read More »

FIDE Grand Swiss – ECU nominees

Based on the final announcement for the organisation of FIDE Grand Swiss in Riga, Latvia, from October 25 to November 8, 2021, the tournament rules and the recent information from FIDE, that the president of ECU shall nominate two players (one for the open tournament and one for the women’s tournament) by September 5, ECU Board announces : The… Read More »

European Women’s Chess Championship 2021- R8 report

Eight rounds have been already played at the 2021 European Women’s Chess Championship in Iasi, Romania. 23 years old Osmak Iulija (UKR, 2418) emerged on the top as the sole leader of the event after defeating Maltsevskaya Aleksandra (RUS, 2409). With a score of 7 points, Osmak is half a point ahead of Danielian Elina (ARM, 2407), while… Read More »