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ST. PETERSBURG WINS EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP IN VIENNA

Vienna was the Mecca of the senior chess for the past nine days, during the European Senior Team Chess Championship 2015. The hall of the hotel Airo hosted 42 teams from 14 European countries with total 197 chess players who competed for this prestigious title. Sankt Petersburg showed its class from the very start of the tournament and… Read More »

ZURAB AZMAIPARASHVILI STARTS GLORNEY CUP 2015

ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili made the symbolic first move before the start of the Glorney Gilbert International 2015 and started the event. Previously, the President of Ireland Mr. Michael D. Higgins officially opened the tournament. His Excellency, an academic, poet, writer and activist of human rights made a speech hymn for chess, stating that “Chess is a… Read More »

GERMANY AND ESTONIA WIN EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Teams of Germany in Boys group and Estonia in Girls group won the European Youth Team Chess Championship 2015, which was held in Karpacz/Poland, 12-20 July, 2015. Germany defeated Hungary 2 in the final round, and tied for the first place with the team of Israel, but thanks to the better tie-break, Germany grabbed the gold. The third… Read More »

PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST ECU CONGRESS IN BAR

In the beginning October, Bar will be the chess capital of Europe. 7-11 October, 2015 the First ECU Congress will be held. On this occasion, a press conference was held yesterday in Bar/Montenegro in the hotel Princess. At the press conference the audience was addressed by Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of the European Chess Union, Mariya Muzychuk, Women’s… Read More »

EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP STARTED

The European Senior Team Chess Championship 2015 takes place from 12th to 20th July in Vienna/Austria. Mr. Christian Hursky and Mr. Johann Pöcksteiner from the Vienna Chess Federation opened the event together with Mrs. Marianne Klicka, President of the Vienna Parlament, and Mr. Kurt Jungwirth, the President of the Austrian Chess Federation. Mr. Jungwirth reminded all the present at the… Read More »

EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 STARTS IN 3 DAYS

Vienna Chess Federation and Austrian Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union organizes the European Senior Team Chess Championship in Vienna/Austria, from 12-20 July, 2015. Playing venue and accommodation will be in the Hotel AIRO Wien. 42 teams from 14 federations have registered so far. List of the teams can be found on Chess-Results The Championship will… Read More »

UPCOMING: EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Polish Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union and Mr. Bronisław Komorowski, the President of the Republic of Poland organizes the European Youth U18 Team Chess Championship 2015. The Championship will take place from 12-20 July, 2015, in Karpacz, Poland. The official venue will be New Queen of Karkonosze Hotel (Nowa Królowa Karkonoszy Hotel). The… Read More »

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 4/2015

Dear Chess Friends, The ECU Board meeting took place on 12th & 13th June in Bucharest, Romania. We would like to thank the Romanian Chess Federation for an excellent organization and hosting of the meeting. Main information and decisions of the meeting are as follows: According to the ECU Statutes, the unanimous ECU General Assembly 2014 decision in… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOLS CHAMPIONS FOR 2015 ANNOUNCED

The European Schools Chess Championship 2015, organised by Turkish Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union and with the sponsorship of TR Promotion Fund ended with the closing ceremony on 2nd July, 2015. With all the results summed in the end of the championship, Turkey was the best team and became the champion country, with… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER JUNE 2015

June 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: ECU and EU meetings in Brussels; Report about Mitropa Cup 2015; Report about Norway Chess 2015; Report about European Schools Chess Championship 2015; In Memoriam Gaguik Oganessian; ECU President’s working meetings in Galicia, Bucharest, Tirana and Warsaw; ECU Survey; ECU Board… Read More »

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