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EUROPEAN CLUB CUP 2015 STARTS TOMORROW

The 31st European Club Cup and the 20th European Club Cup for Women start tomorrow in Skopje/FYR Macedonia. The tournaments will take place from 17th October (arrival and opening) to 25th October 2015 (departure) at the 5* hotel Aleksandar Palace. Both events will be held in 7 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament… Read More »

GLOBAL CHESS FESTIVAL – 1000 FACES OF CHESS

The Global Chess Festival is an international unique event that relies on the 1500 years-old mystical board game presenting the diversity of 1000 faces of chess. From the perspective of education, culture, science and games, the festival offers all-day family entertainment. The founder and organizer of the Global Chess Festival is Judit Polgar, number 1 female chess player… Read More »

ECU SUPPORTER OF CHECKMATE TV-SHOW

European Chess Union is proud to announce the sponsorship with CheckMate TV-Show, an ambitious TV Show of which one of the main supporters is the ECU. The presenter of the show is Anna Richardson, a producer, TV presenter, writer and journalist, and the commentator is Simon Kim Williams, chess Grandmaster and author from England. The series revolves around… Read More »

1ST ECU CONGRESS CONCLUDED

The 1st ECU Congress concluded on 10th October with the official opening ceremony  in St. Nikola Castle and General Assembly in Bar/Montenegro. The opening ceremony was held with the presence of the ECU and FIDE officials, representatives of Montenegro Chess Federation, Montenegro Government institutions, European Chess Federations as well as the representatives of the media. After the presentation… Read More »

ECU CONGRESS CONTINUES WITH ECU BOARD AND EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION MEETINGS

The second day of the 1st ECU Congress in Bar started with the ECU Board meeting. The ECU Board, chaired by the ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and ECU Secretary General Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou made all the necessary preparations for the ECU Annual General Assembly. All the decisions of the Board will be communicated with the next ECU Circular Letter.… Read More »

1ST EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 STARTED

The Opening Ceremony of the first edition of the European Universities Chess Championship took place on the 7th of October in Ani Plaza hotel in Yerevan, Armenia. The Ceremony was attended by Mr Armen Ashotyan Minister of Education and Science of The Republic of Armenia, European University Sports Association’s Vice President Mr Leonz Eder, 1st Deputy Chairman of… Read More »

1ST ECU CONGRESS STARTED IN BAR

The 1st ECU Congress started today in Hotel Princess in Bar/Montenegro, with the ECU Events Commission meeting. The meeting started at 10.00 am in the Conference room of the Hotel Princess, and was attended by the ECU Secretary General, members of the Events Commission, as well as the members of other ECU Commissions and Federations delegates. The Chairman of… Read More »

1ST EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS TOMORROW

The 1st European Chess Universities Championship will be held in Yerevan, Armenia from 6th to 11th October 2015. The Championship is organized by the European University Sports Association, in cooperation with the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Education and Science, Armenian Student Sports Federation and Armenian Chess Federation. The event is included in the Official Calendar of the… Read More »

UNIQUE ACHIEVEMENT OF IM CEMIL CAN

At the recently ended European Youth Chess Championship 2015 in Porec, young and talented Turkish International Master Cemil Can Ali Marandi (2422) won gold in category Boys U18, but this wouldn’t be a big surprise, hadn’t it crowned a whole youth career. To be precise, Cemil Can won gold medals in 5 categories of European Youth Chess Championships! At the… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2015

September 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about European Youth Chess Championship 2015; Report about FIDE World Chess Cup 2015; ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili at 86th FIDE Congress in Abu Dhabi; 1st ECU Congress and ECU General Assembly in Bar; Social Chess Entrepreneur Bootcamp in London; Fun… Read More »

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