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International Graz Chess Open 2020 concluded

International Chess Open Graz 2020, which took place from 13th-21st February, concluded yesterday. 18 years old Ukrainian Grandmaster, Shevchenko Kirill (UKR, 2580) won the event scoring 7.5 points, and after 9 played rounds. He was followed by 5 players who tied for the second place, each with 7 points: Vorobiov Evgeny (RUS, 2520), Dragnev Valentin (AUT, 2549), Gavrilescu… Read More »

Firouzja Alireza wins Prague Chess Masters 2020

16 years old Grandmaster Firouzja Alireza became a Winner of Prague Chess Masters 2020 after very intense finish of the event. Vidit Santosh was leading before the last round, but suffered two losses in the two final games, scoring 5 points, and tied for the first place with 4 players with the same score: Firouzja Alireza (2726), Duda… Read More »

Karen Asrian Memorial 2020

The 13th Karen Asrian Memorial is organized annually by Armenian Chess Federation and will take place from 20th-30th June 2020, in Yerevan. Karen Asrian Memorial is an Open Swiss system tournament, in 9 rounds, with time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with 30 seconds increment starting… Read More »

AEROFLOT OPEN 2020 STARTED IN MOSCOW

The International Chess Festival Aeroflot Open 2020 launched yesterday and takes place from 19th-28th February in Moscow, Russia. The event is played in 3 groups: A (for players rated over 2550, with a number of extra players allowed), B (for players rated from 2300-2550) and C (for players rated less than 2300). The 18th edition of Aeroflot Open… Read More »

GRAND CHESS TOUR 2020

Grand Chess Tour 2020 features five events: two classical and three rapid and blitz tournaments, which will be held mainly in European cities . Three events will take place in: Bucharest, Romania, Paris, France, Zagreb, Croatia, while two events will take place in Saint Louis, Missouri USA. Due to busy chess calendar in 2020, the 6th edition of… Read More »

ECU ANNIVERSARY LOGO

European Chess Union was founded on 30th August 1985 in Graz, Austria, and this year celebrates its 35th anniversary. A special designed anniversary logo will be used in all 2020 European Championships. ECU Board selected two logo variants among a number of proposals presented by its Marketing Office and run a poll among them in the social media.… Read More »

GRAZ OPEN 2020 WITH 400 PLAYERS!

International Chess Open Graz 2020, which takes place from 13th-21st February opens today with a blitz tournament. The blitz tournament, a warm up event for the Open championship, gathered 79 participants. The top seeds are: Palac Mladen (CRO, 2610), Martinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo (PER, 2601), Fröwis Georg (AUT, 2550), Livaic Leon (CRO, 2537), Nagy Gabor (HUN, 2526). Starting… Read More »

PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL 2020

The second edition of Prague International Chess Festival starts, and takes place from 12th to 21st of February, in the capital of Czech Republic. The Festival comprises 7 different events: Master, Challengers, Futures, Open and E,F, G tournaments and gathered almost 400 players. Master, Challengers and Futures event opened yesterday, and the first round starts today at 15:00.… Read More »

GOLDEN YOUTH CUP 2020

The 2nd edition of the Golden Youth Cup 2020 will take place from 19th-25th July 2020 in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. The event will be played in 6 age categories: U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control: 1 hour and 30 minutes for the whole game with an addition of 30 seconds… Read More »

Boris Kutin awarded for Lifetime Achievement

Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sports awarded the highest national awards for current and lifetime success in sports. The ceremony took place on 4th February 2020. Mr. Boris Kutin was honoured for his decades-long career in chess, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Boris Kutin served as ECU President from 1998-2010, ECU Honorary President from 2011 till… Read More »

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