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Happy International Chess Day!

Today, 20th of July, the World celebrates the #InternationalChessDay. The International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded 97 years ago, on 20th July 1924 in Paris. The idea to celebrate this day as the International Chess Day was proposed by UNESCO, and it has been celebrated as such since 1966. On December 12, 2019, the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution recognising the… Read More »

ECU General Assembly 2021

To: European National Chess Federations Re: Invitation to the ECU General Assembly 2021 Dear Ladies and Sirs, I have the pleasure to invite you to the ECU General Assembly 2021 to be held in Terme Catez, Slovenia on Saturday 13th November 2021.  The official venue of the ECU GA will be in Hotel Terme Conference Hall. Proposals from… Read More »

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 – Press release

At the turn of August and September this year, the European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 will take place at the Don Giovanni Hotel in Prague, known for hosting the prestigious Prague International Chess Festival. The event was announced relatively recently, as the original organizer from Poland had to back out. We have extensive experience with senior events… Read More »

ECU MAGAZINE JUNE 2021

ECU E-Magazine June 2021 is out! In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: Mediterranean Chess Championship 2021 Communique of the ECU Board Meeting Preview and information about 6 announced ECU events Queen’s Chess Festival FIDE ECU International Organisers Seminar ECU EDU Activities Arbiters Corner Fun Zone The June 2021 edition of the ECU E-Magazine… Read More »

FIDE WORLD CUP 2021 OPENS TODAY

The FIDE World Cup 2021 and FIDE Women’s World Cup 2021 open today in Sochi, Russia. The events will be simultaneously played in a knockout system. 206 players will participate in the Open event and 103 participants in Women’s World Cup. Not only that this year the list of participants is extended, but FIDE World Cup 2021 features… Read More »

10th Riga Technical University Open 2021

Press release: Riga Technical University Open comes back for a special 10th edition In these uncertain times we are pleased to announce some good news – the 10th edition of Riga Technical University Open has just been confirmed for 7th till 15th August! That means one of the biggest chess Festivals in Europe is back after a one… Read More »

European Senior Chess Championship 2021 – Official regulations

European Senior Chess Championship 2021 will take place from 25th September – 5th October in Budoni, Italy. The event will be played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+, Open and Women sections separately. The events will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes till the… Read More »

European Union Youth Chess Championship 2021

European Union Youth Chess Championship 2021 will take place from 13th-22nd August 2021, in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic. The event will be played in 4 age categories: U8, U10, U12 and U14, according to a Swiss system in 9 rounds, with time control of 90 min for the whole game + 30 sec increase for each move… Read More »

EUROPEAN TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 – Official Regulations

European Team Chess Championship 2021 and European Women’s Team Chess Championship 2021 will take place from 11th-22nd November in Catez, Slovenia. The events will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, with time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds increment for every… Read More »

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