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SEASON GREETINGS

The ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the ECU Board and the ECU Officers are sending you the warmest season greetings, wishing you a happy, peaceful and fulfilling year ahead. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share

25TH KERES MEMORIAL – ACP OPEN

  January 7, 2016 will be the 100th birth anniversary of the legendary chess player Paul Keres who was elected the Estonian Sportsman of the 20th century. To mark the event, FIDE has named year 2016 “the year of Paul Keres”. The Estonian Sports Association Kalev in cooperation with the Estonian Chess Federation organizes the 25th “Remembering Paul Keres”… Read More »

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO.6/2015

Dear chess friends, The ECU General Assembly which took place on 10th October in Bar, Montenegro approved the new ECU Tournament Regulations valid from 1st January 2016. (Annex 1). ECU opens a call of interest for the arbiters (at least 10) who will be appointed by the ECU President for the Chess Olympiad 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Proposals can reach the… Read More »

IVAN POPOV WINNER OF EUROPEAN RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP

Russian GM Ivan Popov became the winner of the European Rapid Chess Championship 2015, which was held in Minsk/Belarus during this weekend. Popov defeated Ilia Smirin from Israel in the direct encounter of the last round and triumphed with 10 points out of 11 games. Silver medal went to Armenian Grandmaster Hrant Melkumyan who came sole second with… Read More »

RAUF MAMEDOV WINS EUROPEAN BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Azeri Grandmaster Rauf Mamedov became the new European Blitz Champion  by defeating Vladimir Belous from Russia with 2-0 in the final round. Mamedov scored 18 points, the same as the Russian GM Boris Savchenko, who defeated Sergey Zhigalko with the same result, but thanks to better tie-break gold went to Mamedov. Bronze medal went to Alexander Riazantsev from Russia with 17… Read More »

POLAR CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2016

Jersey Chess Federation organizes the Polar Capital International Chess Tournament 2016, which will take place from Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th April 2016 in St Clement Bay in Jersey. The Open tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, with time control 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment per move.… Read More »

EUROPEAN RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS IN 2 DAYS

The European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2015 will start in two days in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The Championship kicks off with a Blitz event, which is scheduled for 18th at 11 am. Strong field of 679 participants is led by GM Stanislav Bogdanovich (UKR 2815), GM David Navara (CZE 2806), GM Rauf Mamedov (AZE 2777), etc.… Read More »

CARLSEN WINS LONDON CHESS CLASSIC & GRAND CHESS TOUR

Magnus Carlsen became the winner of this year’s London Chess Classic and the Grand Chess Tour, after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the tie-break. The final day of the London Classic had the lot – a mind-numbing, eight-hour extravaganza of chess in three different formats, brilliant moves, crazy strategies, outrageous slices of luck – and somehow you just knew… Read More »

EDINBURGH CHESS CONGRESS 2016

Edinburgh Chess Congress will take place from 8-11 April, 2016 in St Thomas of Aquin’s high school in Edinburgh/Scotland. The festival consists of 5 tournaments: Premier Challengers Major Bishops Knights The Premier Event will be FIDE rated. All entrants for the Premier Event must be a member of a National Chess Association. The East of Scotland Championship Trophy and… Read More »

VASSILY IVANCHUK DOMINATED THE ACP MASTERS IN ASHDOD

Vassily Ivanchuk from Ukraine became the winner of the ACP Masters rapid super tournament that ended on Thursday in the Israeli city of Ashdod. The Ukraine No.1 beat Frenchman Etienne Bacrot in the final match with 2.5-0.5 to take home the title and the 10.000 $ first prize. The match, initially set for 4 games, ended already after… Read More »

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