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EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2020- Official invitation

The 21st European Individual Chess Championship will take place in Podčetrtek, Slovenia, from May 17th (arrival date) until May 30th (departure date) 2020. The European Individual Chess Championship is open to all players representing the Chess Federations which are members of the European Chess Union regardless of their title or rating. There is no limit to participants per… Read More »

FIDE WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 STARTS

FIDE World Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2020 stars today in Moscow, Russia. The first on the schedule is FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship, played in two sections: Open and Women. Open section gathered 207 players from 45 federations, while Women competition participate 121 players from 26 federations. The very strong line up of the event is led by: World… Read More »

Ian Nepomniachtchi wins FIDE GP in Jerusalem!

Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS, 2767) defeated Wei Yi (CHN, 2725) in the finals of the Jerusalem Grand Prix 2019 and became one of the qualifiers for the next FIDE Candidates Tournament. Nepomniachtchi with black pieces won the first game of the final match after a beautiful technical realisation in an endgame. The second game started sharply, with sacrifices of… Read More »

IRISH CHESS EVENTS 2020

Irish Chess Federation organizes three chess events in January 2020: The Irish 50+/65+ Championships 2020, The Irish New Year Norm Events 2020 and The Gonzaga Charity Classic 2020. First to be played is Irish Senior Chess Championship 2020, which will take place from 2nd-6th January 2020 in two age sections: 50+ and 65+. The event will be played… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE SPECIAL EDITION – EUROPEAN GOLDEN PAWN

ECU Special Magazine Edition- European Golden Pawn is out! The special ECU E-magazine may be read online together with interactive video links on the following link, or may be downloaded as the PDF file down bellow. ECU-Magazine_European-Golden-Pawn 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share

EUROPEAN SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2020- Official invitation

The European Senior Chess Championship, organized by Adolf Anderssen Foundation and Poland Chess Federation, under the auspices of European Chess Union, will be held in Jastrzebia Gora, Poland from 17th – 27th April 2020. European Senior Chess Championship 2020 will be played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+, Open and Women’s sections separately. Women’s section will be… Read More »

UN designates July 20th as World Chess Day!

UN General Assembly on 12 December 2019, by consensus decision adopted the resolution tabled by the Armenia’s permanent mission and co-sponsored by several countries designating the 20th July as World Chess Day, marking the date in 1924 when the International Chess Federation was established in Paris.  Introducing that draft, Armenia’s delegate observed that the game can transcend national boundaries and… Read More »

FINAL LEG OF FIDE GRAND PRIX IN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

The final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix Series launched yesterday in Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem, Israel. The Opening Ceremony of the event was attended by: ECU President and FIDE Presidential Board Member, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvil, FIDE Director General, Mr. Emil Sutovsky, the President of the Israel Chess Federation Mr. Barkai Zvika and the representatives of organisers… Read More »

ECU TOURNAMENT RULES

The first version of the Tournament Rules was accepted by the 2001 General Assembly of the European Chess Union in Leon (Spain). Changes were approved by General Assemblies thereafter. The current version was accepted by the General Assembly 2019 in Batumi (Georgia) and is valid from 1st January 2020. ECU Tournament Rules which will be valid from 1st… Read More »

ECU APP for Android & IOs

The ECU APP is now available in the Play store for Android systems and in the Apple store for IOs systems!  Step 1 – Search “European Chess Union” & download the app, Step 2- Register with your FIDE IDStep 3- Open the activation e-mail you will receiveStep 4- Set a password by following an email you have received Step 5- Go… Read More »

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