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Queens’ Festival – Connecting Women in Chess

The Global Women’s Online Chess Challenge “The Queens’ Festival”, a series of continental and global women’s online chess tournaments and educative side events, will start on June 11, 2021.  The Queen’s Festival is a unique all-inclusive event with the aim to develop a strong global community of women in chess and enhance participation of women in all aspects… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine May 2021 is out! The May 2021 edition of the ECU E-Magazine can be read online together with interactive links and videos on the following link or can be doawnloaded as a PDF file down bellow. In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Hybrid Qualification Tournament Mitropa Cup 2021 ECU Girls’… Read More »

International Organisers Webinar

The Webinar for FIDE International Organizers will take place from June 28 – July 1. The event is organized by European Chess Union in cooperation with FIDE Events Commission and FIDE Women’s Commission, co-funded by FIDE Development Fund. The event will be organized for maximum 60 participants 15 female participants from any European federation, supported by FIDE Development… Read More »

Webinar for Erasmus #Friday June 18

Entry European National Chess Federations and their partners Schedule: 18 June 3-5 PM CET in a ZOOM-meeting. Description During the meeting you will be presented with the new rules for Erasmus+, how you make an application for an Erasmus+ project, what the process looks like, what the key factors for success are, and general advice. Practical examples of… Read More »

European Individual Chess Championship 2021- official invitation

European Individual Chess Championship 2021 will take place from August 26th (1st round) – September 5th in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Championship will be played according to the ECU Tournament Rules Swiss system of 11 rounds. The European Individual Chess Championship 2021 is a qualifying event for the FIDE World Cup 2023 with 23 qualification spots. The total prize… Read More »

Vladislav Artemiev wins European Hybrid Swiss Tiebreaks

European Hybrid Swiss tiebreak took place yesterday as a 9 rounds Swiss tournament, deciding the distribution of 32.000 EUR prize pool. 36 qualifiers for the FIDE World Cup 2021 participated the Finals. After 9 played rounds, two players tied for the top scoring 6.5 points each: Vladislav Artemiev (RUS, 2709) and Aleksandar Indjic (SRB, 2607). Additional tiebreak criteria… Read More »

36 players qualified for FIDE World Chess Cup

The final knockout round of the European Hybrid Qualification Chess Tournament took place from 28-29 May. The games were played on Tornelo Online platform with 72 players fighting for 36 FIDE World Cup spots. 21 players qualified after two games-match classical time control, while 15 matches proceeded to tiebreak games. After the tiebreaker rapid mini matches and three… Read More »

R2 report – European Hybrid Qualification Tournament

The 2nd stage of European Hybrid Qualification Tournament for the FIDE World Cup 2021 took place on May 26 and 27, via the platform Tornelo Online. 144 players participated in Round 2, and half of them (72) advanced to the next stage – Round 3. They are just one step away from qualifying for the FIDE World Cup.… Read More »

R1 report -European Hybrid Qualification Tournament

European Hybrid Qualification Tournament for the FIDE World Chess Cup launched on Monday, May 24, through Tornelo Online platform. Shortly before the start of the first round, ECU Secretary General Mr. Theodoros Tzorbatsoglou joined the ECU live studio and addressed all the players. 264 players from 35 European federations registered for the event, but only 240 competed in… Read More »