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European Chess Club Cup 2022 opens in Mayrhofen

The 37th European Chess Club Cup and the 26th European Women’s Chess Club Cup take place from 2nd – 10th October in Mayrhofen, Austria. The Opening ceremony is scheduled for tonight at 20:00 CEST, while the first round starts tomorrow at 14:00 (local time). Schedule: With participation of 87 teams (70 in the Open event and 17 in… Read More »

9° Rencontres Internationales des Echecs Francophones (RIDEF)

From 16 to 25 December 2022 Tunisia will host the World Francophone’s major annual chess meeting at Yasmine Hammamet. These 2022 Individual Francophone Championships will award the following titles for 2022: • Francophone Champion• Woman Francophone Champion• Senior Francophone Champion • Veteran Francophone Champion• Blitz Francophone Champion According to their FIDE ID, only players from Francophone Chess Association… Read More »

4th ESNA European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship starts

The 4th ESNA European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship 2022 starts tomorrow and will take place from 25th September – 2nd October 2022 in the Principality of Liechtenstein with the support of the European Chess Union. 10 players compete in the 9 rounds, and the field is headlined by: GM Henderson de la Fuente Lance (AND, 2504), GM… Read More »

ECU appoints members of ECU/FIDE Commissions

ECU taking in account the received applications, the proposals and selections by the Chairpersons, the wider representation, appointed the following members for ECU Commissions: ECU Arbiters Council: Geert Bailleul (BEL), Chairperson Tania Karali (GRE), Secretary Alon Shulman (ISR), Councillor Alexander Sokolski (POL), Councilor Tamas Gyomber (HUN), Councilor Marco Biagioli (ITA) – ECU Legal Advisor, Data protectionAd, -hoc member… Read More »

Educational Chess Summit part of Global Chess Festival 2022

The Educational Chess Summit 2022 is organised by Judit Polgar Chess Foundation in partnership with the European Chess Union will take place on 8th October 2022 as part of the Global Chess Festival 2022. The Summit will answer the questions: What are the benefits for children of learning about chess at an early age? What are the advantages… Read More »

Open Call of Interest for Media and Social Commissions

European Chess Union opens an additional call of interest for the two (2) new ECU Commissions. ECU Media & Communication Commission (Journalists, media & social media experts, streamers). ECU Social Commission (individuals with experience and activities in social projects, specialists in sports for people with disabilities). National Federations members or interested applicants shall submit the online form till… Read More »

ECU establishes Media and Social Commissions

ECU Board decided to establish two new Commissions the “Media & Communication Commission” and the Social Commission. ECU Media and Communication Commission “MCC” has as main task to develop strategies and propose measures to improve ECU ‘s communication with mainstream media and press coverage of ECU events as also to propose actions to improve ECU social media accounts… Read More »

ECU E-Magazine August 2022

ECU E-Magazine August 2022 is out! In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Women’s Chess Championship 2022 European Amateur Chess Championship 2022 European Club Cup and European Women’s Club Cup 2022 Communique of the ECU Board Meeting Open Call of interest for ECU/FIDE Commissions 2023-2026 ECU EDU Commission activities Chess for Protection project… Read More »

3rd ECU annual training program – Develop practical way of thinking

European Chess Union and European Chess Academy, supported by FIDE Development Fund, announce the annual training program in period from November 27th 2022 to May 20th 2023. The lecturers are: GM and FST Adrian Mikhalchishin, GM and FST Georg Mohr, and IM and FT Tadej Sakelsek. The ECU annual training program is open for all ages and levels… Read More »