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36 players qualified for FIDE World Chess Cup

The final knockout round of the European Hybrid Qualification Chess Tournament took place from 28-29 May. The games were played on Tornelo Online platform with 72 players fighting for 36 FIDE World Cup spots. 21 players qualified after two games-match classical time control, while 15 matches proceeded to tiebreak games. After the tiebreaker rapid mini matches and three… Read More »

R2 report – European Hybrid Qualification Tournament

The 2nd stage of European Hybrid Qualification Tournament for the FIDE World Cup 2021 took place on May 26 and 27, via the platform Tornelo Online. 144 players participated in Round 2, and half of them (72) advanced to the next stage – Round 3. They are just one step away from qualifying for the FIDE World Cup.… Read More »

R1 report -European Hybrid Qualification Tournament

European Hybrid Qualification Tournament for the FIDE World Chess Cup launched on Monday, May 24, through Tornelo Online platform. Shortly before the start of the first round, ECU Secretary General Mr. Theodoros Tzorbatsoglou joined the ECU live studio and addressed all the players. 264 players from 35 European federations registered for the event, but only 240 competed in… Read More »


European Hybrid Qualification Tournament for the FIDE World Cup will take place from 24th-30th May through Tornelo online platform. 36 players will qualify for the FIDE World Cup 2021. Official Regulations – European Hybrid Qualification event Technical Requirements  FIDE Requirements for Hybrid World Cup 2021 Qualifiers A detailed guide for the venues Knock out Pairing Tree Pairings of… Read More »

Online Workshop “Equal Opportunities”

The past four days have seen interesting discussion around providing opportunities for everyone to participate in chess regardless of their capabilities. After the inaugural workshop took place in Thessaloniki, Greece in September 2019 the Global Pandemic caused the format to be slightly adapted and moved online instead. This allowed for people from all over the world to join… Read More »

Albania wins 1st Francophone Online Chess Team Cup

Wishing to participate in the current development of online chess, AIDEF- Francophone Chess Association – organized this weekend of 15 & 16 May 2021 the first edition of the Francophone Online Chess Team Cup («Coupe d’échecs en ligne par équipes de la Francophonie»). This tournament was reserved for amateur teams selected by their federation to participate in the… Read More »

European Girl’s and Women’s Weekend concluded

The ECU Girls and Women’s weekend took place Online, on 14th, 15th and 16th of May. The event was hosted by the German Chess Youth Association, and it gathered more than 800 participants. The event comprised a wide range of events, such as tournaments, simultaneous exhibitions with live commentaries, workshops and coaching sessions. The weekend was opened by ECU Vice… Read More »

1st Online Workshop “Equal Opportunities”

The 1st Online Workshop “Equal Opportunities” will take place from 16th-19th of May 2021. The main aim of the Workshop is to introduce and explore the most important information about chess players with disabilities. The participants will analyse the situation in chess and reach basic skills for interacting and accommodating people with disabilities acting as Organiser, Trainer and… Read More »

ECU Girls’ and Women’s Chess Weekend

European Girls’ and Women’s Chess Weekend will be held Online from 14th-16th May with a wide range of events: tournaments, coaching sessions, simultaneous exhibitions and debates. Hundreds of female participants will take part in tournaments and the team battle event, workshops, simultaneous exhibitions and coaching sessions. The weekend is open to all female chess players regardless of their chess… Read More »

Italy wins double crown at Mitropa Cup 2021

Teams of Italy conquered the top of Mitropa Chess Cup 2021 winning in both Women’s and Open sections! A dramatic finish marked the Open section’s last round. Three teams were in a race for the top: Italy, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Team of Italy took a narrow 2.5-1.5 victory over Austria to clinch the Winner’s title thanks to… Read More »