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NATALIA ZHUKOVA IS THE NEW EUROPEAN WOMEN’S CHAMPION

Ukrainian Grandmaster Natalia Zhukova (2456) became the 16th European Women’s Champion, after she defeated GM Elina Danielian (ARM 2458) in the final round of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi. After a loss in the 2nd round from IM Lilit Galojan (2275) Zhukova made an amazing performance: 8.5 out of 9, with 3 wins, 1… Read More »

ZHUKOVA DEFEATS BATSIASHVILI, TAKES THE LEAD

GM Natalia Zhukova (UKR 2456) defeated the leader IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) in the direct encounter and took the sole lead with one round to go. Round 10 of the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi was marked by the clash of the leader and Georgian hope Batsiashvili and former European Champion Ukrainian Zhukova.… Read More »

PROJECT ‘CHESS IN SCHOOLS’ IN POLAND

The project “Education through Chess in School” is organized and guided by Polish Chess Federation in cooperation with the provincial chess unions and local authorities. It is addressed to primary schools for pupils from classes I-III. Key partners for Polish Chess Federation include Ministry of National Education and Ministry of Sport & Tourism. The idea to introduce chess… Read More »

BATSIASHVILI CONTINUES THE WINNING ROW AT EIWCC 2015

The things are heating up at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi/Georgia. IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) continues her winning row by defeating WGM Olga Girya (RUS 2479) in the 8th round of the Championship. The Slav Defence was played and White got slightly better position after the opening thanks to more space and pair… Read More »

INVITATION FOR BIDS

The European Chess Union is inviting federations to submit bids for the organization of the official European Championships in 2017. The bids must be submitted exclusively in the Bid form regulated by the ECU (sent in the attachment). For any additional documents delivered separately from the bid form, it must be stated in the bid form what they relate to. The… Read More »

BATSIASHVILI KEEPS THE LEAD, SANDU HALF A POINT BEHIND

Georgian IM Nino Batsiashvili (2473) defeated GM Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN 2472) with Black and remained the leader at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015. WGM Mihaela Sandu (ROU 2300) continues with great play as she defeated former World and European Champion GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2512). The most interesting encounter of the 7th round was… Read More »

IN MEMORIAM NUSRET CAUSEVIC

Nusret Causevic, a chess official and businessman tragically died on 19th May, 2015 at the age of 60. He was born on 26th June, 1955. He donated more than 4 decades of fruitful work to Bosnian chess and the chess club “Bosna”. During that time he was the Secretary General of Chess Club “Bosnia”, the Secretary General of… Read More »

NINO BATSIASHVILI WINS, GRABS THE LEAD

IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) defeated the leader WGM Mihaela Sandu (ROU 2300) in the 6th round of the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi and took the sole lead. The surprise of the tournament Mihaela Sandu, who had 5/5 is finally stopped by the Georgian hope, Batsiashvili, in the biggest encounter of the 6th… Read More »

MIHAELA SANDU KEEPS THE LEAD AT EIWCC 2015

Romanian WGM Mihaela Sandu (2300) maintains the lead at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi/Georgia. Sandu is definitely the biggest surprise of this year’s edition as she managed to score 5 wins in a row in a very strong competition. In the 5th round she defeated Georgian IM Lela Javakhishvili (2472) with White. Javakhishvili… Read More »

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