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ECU E-Magazine July 2021 is out! In the July 2021 edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: FIDE World Cup 2021 European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2021 Face-to-face Erasmus+ meeting ECU ChessInSchools ECU General Assembly 2021 European Individual Chess Championship 2021 European Youth Chess Championship 2021 Arbiters corner Legends Questions Fun Zone The ECU Magazine July… Read More »

European Women’s Individual Chess Championship started in Iasi

European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2021 has started in Iasi, Romania. All 117 registered participants, coming from 29 different European federations safely arrived to Romania and have been paired for the first round. Starting rank list and pairings Romanian Chess Federation, the Mayor of Iasi Municipality, Mr. Mihai Chirica, and the ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili hold an… Read More »

European Women’s Chess Championship 2021 starts

European Women’s Chess Championship 2021 starts on Monday, 9th of August in Iasi, Romania. 117 players from 29 European federations registered for the event, with Georgian trio top seeding the starting list: Batsiashvili Nino (GEO, 2491), Javakhishvili Lela (GEO, 2473), Khotenashvili Bela (GEO, 2463). The battlefield is completed with Girya Olga (RUS, 2448), Bodnaruk Anastasia (RUS, 2446), Mammadzada… Read More »

Duda Jan-Krzysztof and Kosteniuk Alexandra win FIDE World Cup 2021

The 2021 FIDE World Cup 2021 concluded yesterday in Sochi, while FIDE Women’s World Cup ended on the 3rd of August. 23 years old Duda Jan-Krzysztof (POL) became the Winner of the event after defeating Sergey Karjakin (RUS) in the final match with a convincing 1.5-0.5 result. The first game of the match ended in a draw, but… Read More »

ICCD European Deaf Chess Championships

TOG Amsterdam on behalf of the KNDSB (Netherlands) and International Chess Committee of the Deaf (ICCD) organise a. 3rd ICCD European Individual Deaf Chess Championships b the 25th ICCD Europa Cup Open Deaf Club Team Championship and c. the 9th ICCD Open Individual Deaf Chess Tournament. All the events will simultaneously take place from 18th-22rd October 2021, in… Read More »

Announcement – European Youth Chess 2021

European Chess Union and Turkish Chess Federation have decided to postpone European Youth Chess Championship in Antalya, Turkey, until 2022, taking into account the following parameters.  1. European Youth Chess Championship is a mass competition (with 2000 participants, players, coaches and accompanying persons).2. The situation with Covid19 in Europe is still unstable. 3. The youth event involves U18 players,… Read More »

ECU – CIS.US – Press release

The European Chess Union and US-based Chess in Schools Announce a Cooperative Agreement to Develop Chess in Education in the United States Download the Press Release [Tuscaloosa, Alabama] – Chess in Schools (CIS) is pleased to announce a cooperative agreement with the European Chess Union (ECU) supporting Chess in Education (CIE) in the United States. Under the agreement,… Read More »

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 »