The 21st European Individual Chess Championship will take place in Podčetrtek, Slovenia, from 8th-21st December 2020.

The European Individual Chess Championship is open to all players representing the Chess Federations which are members of the European Chess Union regardless of their title or rating. There is no limit to participants per federation. However, applications can only be sent by national federations.

The Championship will be played according to the Swiss system according to the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess. The playing time will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. The default time is 15 minutes for each round.

The European Individual Chess Championship 2020 is a qualifying event for the FIDE World Cup 2021.  According to FIDE regulations for World Cup and the ECU Board decision, 22 players will qualify.

The total prize fund of the event is 100.000 EUR, with 20.000 EUR reserved for the Winner of the event. Besides 20 regular prizes, the best junior, senior and female players will be awarded.

The playing venue will be the Sports Hall, next to the official hotels: 4* Hotel Breza, 4* Hotel Rosa and 3* Lipa, in Spa Olimia.

The organizer will provide transport services for all participants from Zagreb (CRO) International Airport to the official hotels – on May 16th and 17th as well as the departure transfer – on May 30th. All travel information must be sent by e-mail on not later than April 1st, 2020.

Contact information

Contact person: Ms. Nina Rob

Mobile: +386 41 686 746


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