European Chess Union elections took place during the 89th FIDE Congress, on 3rd October 2018 in Batumi, Georgia.


Out of 50 delegates who had voted, the ticket of Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili was elected with 44 votes in favour, with 4 blanked ballots and 2 invalid ballots:

  • President- Zurab Azmaiparashvili (GEO)
  • Deputy President- Gunnar Bjornsson (ISL)
  • Vice President- Dana Reizniece-Ozola (LAT)
  • Vice President- Johann Poecksteiner (AUT)
  • Secretary General- Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou (GRE)
  • Treasurer- Ion Dobronauteanu (ROU)


There were four candidates for the Individual elections of the ECU Board:

  • Adrian Mikhalchishin (SLO)
  • Eva Repkova (SVK)
  • Ivan Sokolov (NED)
  • Finnbjorn Vang (FAI)

Adrian Mikhalchishin, Eva Repkova and Ivan Sokolov are elected as ECU Vice Presidents with 37, 37 and 28 votes, respectively, while Finnbjorn Vang had 25 votes in favour.

Peter Wyss (SUI) is elected as ECU Auditor and Guenter Delhaes (BEL) is elected as ECU Deputy Auditor with 33 and 14 votes in favour, respectively.


 There were 7 candidates for representing ECU in FIDE Executive Board:

  • Anastasia Sorokina (BLR)
  • Petr Pisk (CZE)
  • Ozgur Solakoglu (TUR)
  • Alojzije Jankovic (CRO)
  • Erald Dervishi (ALB)
  • Radoslaw Jedynak (POL)
  • Blagoja Bogoevski (MKD)

Ms. Anastasia Sorokina had 38 votes in favour, but was elected as FIDE Vice President and automatically is a member of the FIDE EB so she resigned from her election through Europe.

Mr. Alojzije Jankovic had  21 votes in favour, but was elected as FIDE Zone 1.2. and automatically became a member of the FIDE EB.

Petr Pisk, Ozgur Solakoglu, Erald Dervish and Radoslaw Jedunak are elected to represent ECU at the FIDE Executive Board with respective number of votes in favour: 29, 22, 20 and 20.