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INDIA WITH PERFECT SCORE, UKRAINE & RUSSIA LEAD IN WOMEN SECTION IN BAKU

India became the sole leader and the only team with the perfect score after they defeated the Netherlands in the 6th round of the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku. The crucial victory for India was delivered by their 2nd board  B Adhiban over Erwin l’Ami, after the remaining games were drawn. The team of USA defeated Ukraine with minimum score, while… Read More »

42ND CHESS OLYMPIAD OFFICIALLY OPENED

The 42nd Chess Olympiad was opened yesterday with a beautiful opening ceremony, held at the Baku National Gymnastics Arena. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, his wife Mehriban Aliyeva, family members, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and other delegates, world chess champions, various state and government officials, as well as the… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2016

ECU Newsletter August 2016 is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report on European Youth Chess Championship 2016; Report on European Union Youth Chess Championship 2016; Official Invitation for the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2016; Official Invitation for the European Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2016; Information about European Chess Club Cup 2016; Interview with… Read More »

12 NEW EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN PRAGUE

The final ceremony with the participation of ECU president Zurab Azmaiparashvili was the dignified finish after ten days and 5843 games of chess. The medalists received cups, medals and material prizes. It was well deserved as they were the best of a record number of 1309 chess players. Everything that has a start unfortunately has to end. Lasting… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP SLOWLY COMING TO ITS CONCLUSION

Two thirds of the tournament are behind us and so is free day with its plentiful choice of trips and side events. Most of the participants have chosen, as expected, trip to the historical centre of Prague. Prague is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and rightly so. We had the time to show just… Read More »

MARKUS RAGGER WINS VIENNA OPEN 2016

Vienna Chess Open finished today with the victory of the Austrian top player GM Markus Ragger (2686), who was in the same time the top seed of the event. Austrian star drew in the last round with GM Evgeny Vorobiov (RUS 2586) and triumphed with 8 points. IM Volodymyr Vetoshko (UKR 2438) and Vincent Keymer (GER 2348) tied… Read More »

EUROPEAN RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

The European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2016 will take place in Tallinn/Estonia, from 14-18 December, in Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel, which is the official venue of the Championship. The Championships will be the main event of the Paul Keres 100 Festival, dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of Paul Keres, Estonian Sportsman of the 20th century… Read More »

R3 REPORT: EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

Oh, how the time flies! It feels like yesterday when we started preparing championship for more then two thousand visitors and now the first third is already over. The daily routine of both players and organizers has been formed this way – in the morning there are side events like Prague sightseeings, trips to botanical garden, Prague Castle… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP STARTED IN PRAGUE

European Youth Chess Championship 2016 started today in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic and one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. The Championship gathers more than 1300 participants from 49 European federations, and is played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, Boys and Girls separately. The opening ceremony of the event… Read More »

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