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EUROPEAN TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 STARTED

The European Team Chess Championship kicked off in Reykjavik today. Playing venue for this extraordinary event – which is being held in Iceland for the first time – is Laugardalshöll, where in 1972 the Match of the Century took place between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky. There are a total of 36 teams in the open section and… Read More »

EUROPEAN TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STATISTICS & HISTORY

European Team Chess Championship starts today with 36 teams in Open Section and 30 teams in Women Section. The first seeds are Russia (Open) and Georgia (Women). Total number of players in Open section is 178, among whom 176 are title holders – 133 GMs, 32 IMs and 11 FMs! In Women Section 146 International title holders are… Read More »

EUROPEAN TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS IN REYKJAVIK

The European Team Chess Championship starts tomorrow in Reykjavik, Iceland! 36 teams compete in the Open Championship and 30 teams in the Women Championship! The official venue is the Reykjavik’s Laugardalshöll arena, which was the playing hall of the Match of Century in 1972, between Fischer and Spassky. The Championship will be played according to the Swiss System in… Read More »

CHESS AND SOCIETY CONFERENCE IN LONDON

A small but fast growing community is using chess to improve social relations and wellbeing. The game may help to prevent dementia, it is used in prisons, and it is tested in therapies against addiction. Most recently, activists in numerous countries showed the great potential of chess in the integration of refugees. Even school chess is no longer… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2015

October 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about European Chess Club Cup 2015; Report about 1st European Universities Chess Championship 2015; Report about FIDE World Chess Cup 2015; Report about World Rapid & Blitz Championship; Global Chess Festival – 1000 faces of chess; 1st ECU Congress and ECU… Read More »

EUROPEAN ELITE TOGETHER IN MINSK

National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus and Belarus Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union organize European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2015, 17-21 December, 2015, in Minsk/Belarus. The tournament venue will be Sports Palace,  Pr. Pobeditelei, 4, Minsk, Belarus. The European Individual… Read More »

SIBERIA AND NONA WIN EUROPEAN CLUB CUP 2015

The 31st European Club Cup and the 20th European Club Cup for Women finished tonight in Skopje/FYR Macedonia, with the closing ceremony held in hotel Aleksandar Palace. Russian team Siberia became the winner of the Men’s tournament after the equal score against one of the biggest rivals Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova in the last round. The members of the… Read More »

SIBERIA TAKES THE LEAD AT ECCC 2015, NONA REMAINS LEADER

The field is heating up at European Chess Club Cup 2015 in Skopje, after 5 rounds played. In the top encounter on the 1st board Siberia defeated the defending Champion SOCAR with the minimum score, emerging as the sole leader with all 5 victories. The crucial wins for the Russian team brought Vladimir Kramnik on the first board… Read More »

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 5/2015

Dear Chess Friends, The 1st ECU Congress took place from 7th to 11th of October. The Congress was attended by a large number of participants, delegates, representatives of National federations and members of the ECU Commissions. We would like to thank the Montenegro Chess Federation for an excellent organization and hosting of the meetings. Main information and decisions… Read More »

THREE ROUNDS PLAYED AT EUROPEAN CLUB CUP IN SKOPJE

European Chess Club Cup 2015 for Men and Women is ongoing in hotel Aleksandar Palace in Skopje/FYR Macedonia. Traditionally the strongest tournament in the ECU calendar, this year’s competition with 25 out of 30 top players in the world promises a great tournament. Three rounds have been played so far, and in Open section 6 teams won all… Read More »

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