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COMMUNIQUE OF THE ECU BOARD MEETING – CL.No4

The 4th ECU Board Meeting in 2020 took place on Saturday 12th of September 2020 through teleconference, with full house and special guests including FIDE Deputy President Mr. Bachar Kouatly and Mrs Laura Barnaba representative of  C.S.E.N. the largest Sports Promotion Body in Italy, which partners with ECU for Erasmus+ projects. The main areas under discussion and decisions… Read More »

ECU & CIS Program in Erasmus+

ECU partners with the C.S.E.N. the largest Sports Promotion Body in Italy, with sports division dedicated to chess for educational purposes, for the CGS project that has been approved by Erasmus+ program (European Union) with a € 420.000 grant. “CHESS: A GAME TO SPREAD AT SCHOOL” (CGS), is a project aimed at primary school teachers and in part… Read More »

ECU Board meets on 12th September

The ECU Board has a scheduled teleconference meeting, on Saturday 12th September with main items in the agenda: 1. Decisions about the events which are scheduled for the last quarter of 2020. 2. The rescheduling of ECU Calendar for 2021 and 2022. 3. The ECU General Assembly 2020. 4. Online Hybrid #Chess Competition. 5. ECU new projects and… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE AUGUST 2020

ECU E-Magazine August 2020 is out! In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: ECU Hybrid Chess Events FIDE Online Olympiad 2020 ECU Online Training Series “Improve your chess” vol2 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals benefiting kiva National Chess events throughout Europe Arbiters corner Fun Zone ECU E-Magazine August 2020 can be read online together… Read More »

Gudmundur Kjartansson wins Icelandic Chess Championship 2020

The Icelandic Chess Championship took place from 22nd August to 30th August and concluded this Sunday in the town of Gardabaer. Before the final 9th round, two players led scoring 6 points: IM Gudmundur Kjartansson (2466) and GM Helgi Gretarsson (2401). GM Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson (2579) and GM Bragi Thorfinnsson (2427) were chasing tame with 5 points each,… Read More »

INDIA AND RUSSIA JOINT WINNERS OF FIDE ONLINE OLYMPIAD

FIDE Online Olympiad concluded yesterday and took place from 22nd July to 30th August 2020 trough online chess platform chess.com. Finalists of the event India and Russia played a two matches to determine the Winner of the 1st Online Olympiad. After the first match ended in a tie with score 3-3 and draws on all the boards, the… Read More »

EUROPEAN HYBRID CHESS EVENTS

PRESS RELEASEEuropean Online Youth Chess Championship (18-20 September)European Online Corporate Chess Championship (3-4 October) European Chess Union is delighted to announce “Chess24” as Media Partner and Live Broadcaster and the Online Platform “Tornelo” specialized in Event Management as the Tournaments server. The technical guide of the new type hybrid chess events is attached. Information about the EOYCC2020: Deadline… Read More »

ICELANDIC CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS TOMORROW

The Icelandic Chess Championship starts on Saturday, 22nd of August in the town of Gardabaer. The event is a Round-Robin tournament, with 9 rounds and 10 participants. Simultaneously with the Icelandic Championship, the Challengers event will be played, but in a different playing venue in accordance with health protocols of the Icelandic government. The town of Gardabaer incidentally… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE JULY 2020

ECU E-Magazine July 2020 is out! In July 2020 edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: International Chess Day ECU FIDE International Online Organisers Seminar FIDE Online Olympiad National events throughout Europe Chess24 Legends of Chess- Magnus Carlsen Tour Invitation for European Online Youth Chess Championship Invitation for European Online Corporate Chess Championship Upcoming events Arbiters… Read More »

ECU FIDE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISERS ONLINE SEMINAR CONCLUDED

European Chess Union organised a FIDE International Organizers Webinar, ifrom 27th to 30th of July, in cooperation with FIDE Events Commission, FIDE Women’s Commission, co-funded by FIDE Development Fund. With 31 participants, among whom were 16 females this Webinar was one of the largest IO Seminar organised in the last years. The official results will be published by… Read More »

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