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100 years old Legendary Grandmaster Yuri Averbakh passed away

Only Grandmaster, who reached 100 years passed away in Moscow. When I was twelve  I was lucky to buy one of the best endgame books! It was Yuri Averbakh three volumes endgame manual. I studied every position from the books! It was his main endgame evergreen work. I could never imagine in that moment ., that after 10… Read More »

Queens’ Online Chess Festival 2022

The Queens’ Online Chess Festival 2022, a series of continental women’s online blitz tournaments, starts on June 05, 2022. The event organized by FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess in cooperation with FIDE Events Commission, is supported by the Asian Chess Federation, the African Chess Confederation, the European Chess Union, and the Confederation of Chess for Americas. Female players from… Read More »

European Youth Chess Championship 2022 – Official invitation

The European Youth Chess Championship 2022 will take place from 5th November (arrival day) – 15th November (departure day) in Antalya, Turkey. The event will be played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, open and girls sections separately. Each national federation, which is a member of the European Chess Union, can register one… Read More »

Superbet Chess Classic Romania 2022 opens

The Superbet Chess Classic Romania, the first event of the 2022 Grand Chess Tour series, opens tomorrow in Bucharest and will be played from 4th to 15th May. 10 players participate in the event which will be played in 9 rounds, round robin system: Alireza Firouzja, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Richard Rapport, Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So,… Read More »

Mitropa Chess Cup 2022 opened in Corti

The Mitropa Chess Cup 2022 opened yesterday in Corti, France, and takes place from 27th April – 8th May in the Sports complex (COSEC) of Corti under the ECU auspices. Teams of Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland compete in 9 rounds within two sections: Open and Women. The open section teams are:… Read More »

European School Chess Champions 2022 crowned in Rhodes, Greece

The European School Chess Championship 2022 took place from 20th-30th April 2022 in “Rodos Palace” Hotel and Conference center, Rhodes, Greece. 200 children from 22 European federations participated in the Championship which was played in 6 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17, open and girls section separately. The Closing Ceremony of the European School Chess Championship… Read More »

5 rounds played at European School Chess Championship 2022

The halfway of the European School Chess Championship 2022 most of the groups got the emerged leaders. The Chairperson of Irish Chess Union Mr. Desmond Beatty made the first ceremonial move at the 5th round of European School Chess Championship 2022 accompanied by ECU Secretary General Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou. There are four rounds left to be played before… Read More »

“Judit Polgar” in Blankenberge

The annual Belgian Youth Chess Championship took place at the Floreal Hotel in Blankenberge from April 10 to 16, 2022. For a whole week, 346 children competed for the title of champion of Belgium in their respective age category. For the side events of the tournament, the organizers had invited the real ‘Beth Harmon’, Judit Polgar, the strongest… Read More »

European School Chess Championship 2022 opens

The European School Chess Championship 2022 kicked off yesterday in Rhodes, Greece. The event was opened shortly before the first round with speeches of the ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili the Vice Governor of South Aegean Sea Mr. Nikos Nikolis and ECU Secretary General Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou. The ECU president made the first ceremonial move to open the… Read More »

Chess in Education Portal

ECU Educational Commission releases a project “Chess in Education Portal”. The project has been developed since 2021 with the support of the FIDE Development fund. The “Chess in Education Portal” is a guide to creating chess projects. Whether you are organizing a federation, chess club, chess-themed event, a competitive tournament or a school program, it takes considerable effort… Read More »

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