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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2021

The 7th edition of the Vugar Gashimov Memorial kicked off today in Baku, Azerbaijan. The event is played from 18th-24th December and consists of Rapid and Blitz tournaments with a double round-robin system for each. Eight Super Grandmasters participate in the event: Fabiano Caruana, Mamedyarov Shakhriyar, Rapport Richard, Viswanathan Anand, Karjakin Sergey, Navara David, Mamedov Rauf and Asadli… Read More »

Duda Jan-Krzysztof wins European Blitz Chess Championship 2021

European Blitz Chess Championship 2021 took place on 17th of December in Katowice, Poland. After 22 rounds, Duda Jan-Krzysztof (POL, 2792) became the sole Winner of the event, scoring 18 points. Klekowski Maciej (POL, 2444) scored 17.5 points to claim silver. Eight players tied for the third place with score of 16.5 points each: Balog Imre (HUN, 2678),… Read More »

European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2021 start in Katowice

The 2021 European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2021 kick off on Friday, 17th of December in Katowice, Poland. The first event on the schedule will be the European Blitz Chess Championship 2021 which will be held on 17th of December. The event will be played in 11 double rounds, Swiss system, with time control 3 min + 2 sec.… Read More »

European Online Rapid School Chess Champions crowned

European Online Rapid School Chess Championship 2021 was played from 3rd-12th December 2021, through Tornelo playing platform. The event was played within 5 different age groups, open and girls separately. After the qualification stage of the event, the top 8 players of each section proceeded to the final – knockout stage which determined the winners of the event.… Read More »

Magnus Carlsen defends the title of FIDE World Chess Champion

The 2021 FIDE World Chess Championship Match between the challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi and defender Magnus Carlsen, concluded yesterday in Dubai. The match ended with final result 7.5 – 3.5 in favor of Magnus Carlsen, who won the FIDE World Chess Championship for the 5th consecutive time. After 5 draws in first 5 games of the match, Carlsen took… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2021

ECU E-Magazine November 2021 is out! In this edition of the ECU Magazine you may read about: FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2021, Magnus Carlsen – Ian Nepomniachtchi European Team Chess Championship 2021 ECU Congress 2021 Mitropa Chess Association Liechtenstein Chess Federation 50 years anniversary European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2021 London Chess Classic 2021 European Online… Read More »

Faroe Islands wins European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2021

The 2021 European Small Nations Team Chess Championship concluded yesterday in Sliema, Malta with awarding ceremony of the Winners and medalists. The ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili joined the Closing ceremony of the event and awarded the Medalists. The team of Faroe Islands convincingly won the event. With score of 17 match points, 8 team victories and only… Read More »

Mitropa Chess Association founded

The MITROPA countries Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland founded the Mitropa Chess Association (MCA) in a meeting after the ECU General Assembly on November 13, 2021 in Catez, Slovenia. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, Secretary General of the European Chess Union, attended the meeting as a guest. The statutes were signed by the representatives… Read More »

European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2021 starts in Sliema, Malta

The 7th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2021 opens today in Sliema, Malta, taking place from 27th November – 5th December in the AX Victoria Hotel. The event is supported by European Chess Union and will be opened by the ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili. Nine federations (Andorra, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, and… Read More »

FIDE World Championship Match preview- Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi

The FIDE World Championship Match between reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and the challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi starts tomorrow at Dubai Exhibition Centre. The Match consists of 14 games, played with the time control of 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest… Read More »

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