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European Women’s Chess Championship 2022 – R9 report

After nine played rounds at the European Women’s Chess Championship 2022, GM Monika Socko (POL, 2423) is the sole leader of the event with score of 7.5 points. Monika Socko (POL, 2423) drew in the ninth round against WGM Fataliyeva Ulviyya (AZE, 2413) to maintain the sole leadership with only two rounds to go. IM Gunay Mammadzada (AZE,… Read More »

Communique of the ECU Board Meeting CL No4/2022

Dear Chess Friends, The ECU Board meeting took place on Friday 26th of August through teleconference: Main information and Decisions The status of ECU staff/officers has been confirmed for the new term Mr. Erald Dervishi (ALB) reappointed as CEO of European Chess Union ECU Board appointed the ECU Commissions Chairpersons for the 4-years term ECU Arbiter Council: Mr.… Read More »

OPEN CALL OF INTEREST ECU/FIDE Commissions 2023 – 2026

Dear Chess Friends, According to FIDE regulations, each Continent has the right to nominate one non-voting member to each of 16 FIDE non-Elected Commissions. The 16 ECU representatives in the FIDE Commissions will be informed on the ECU directory and they will have the special duty to communicate and interact the ECU positions to the FIDE structures. https://handbook.fide.com/chapter/NonElectedCommissions2022… Read More »

Monika Socko in the sole lead at European Women’s Chess Championship 2022

After six played rounds at the European Women’s Chess Championship 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic, GM Monika Socko (POL, 2423) emerged as the sole leader of the event. Former World Women’s Chess Champion and chess legend Susan Polgar and the ECU Secretary General Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou opened the 6th round and played the first ceremonial move in the game… Read More »

European Amateur Chess Champions 2022 announced in Zagreb

The European Amateur Chess Championship 2022 took place from 14th-21st August 2022 in Zagreb, Croatia. The event was played in three rating categories: U2300, U2000 and U1700, 9 rounds, swiss system. More than 170 players from more than 20 European federations competed in the Championship and the best ranked were crowned the 2022 European Amateur Chess Champions. 17-year-old… Read More »

European Women’s Chess Championship 2022 starts in Prague

The 22nd edition of the European Women’s Individual Chess Championship starts tomorrow at Don Giovanni hotel in Prague, Czech Republic, and will be played from 20 – 30 August. 125 players from 27 European federations registered for the event, with 7 Grandmasters, 21 International masters, 23 Women grandmasters, 28 Women International masters and a total of 108 titled… Read More »

FIDE releases Chess for Protection project Curriculum

FIDE Chess for Protection is a project that helps refugees learn the game of chess and acquire new important life skills, socialize, and release stress through it. One of the essential parts of the Chess for Protection project is Girls Club, aiming to educate girls and women. The pilot by FIDE and UNCHR was launched in Kakuma, Kenya,… Read More »

ECU E-Magazine July 2022

The ECU E-Magazine July 2022 is out! In the July 2022 edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai, India ECU General Assembly & Elections 2022 FIDE General Assembly & Elections 2022 European Senior Chess Championship 2022 European Youth Team Chess Championship 2022 European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2022 European Amateur Chess… Read More »

European Amateur Chess Championship 2022 starts in Zagreb

The European Amateur Chess Championship 2022 starts on Sunday, 14th of August in Zagreb, Croatia. The event is played in three rating categories: U2300, U2000, and U1700, taking place from 14 – 21 August in Hotel Aristos****. The Opening ceremony of the event will be held shortly before the start of the first round in the playing venue… Read More »

Uzbekistan and Ukraine claim the 44th Chess Olympiad

The 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 concluded today in Chennai with the Closing ceremony. After a dramatic finish, Uzbekistan won the Open event and Ukraine claimed gold of the Women’s tournament. Uzbekistan defeated Netherlands in the last round with a narrow 2.5-1.5 victory, while Armenia took a victory over Spain to join them on the top with 19 match… Read More »

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