European Online Chess Championship launches today with the start of the A qualification competition, for players rated 1000-1400.
More than 1600 players registered for the A competition and the qualification event starts today at 17:00 (CEST). The qualification event will be played in 7 rounds with time control 10 minutes + 2 seconds of an increment starting from the move one.
ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili’s message to participants:
Top ranked 250 players will qualify for the finals which will be played on Sunday, 17th of May, with start at 17:00 (CEST). The finals of each event will be played through a Zoom call.
Anyone with chess.com account will be able to follow the event LIVE, The finals will be also transmitted by European Chess Union through its twitch account.
Prizes for the best players of the group A are:
In total, around 4000 players coming from 55 European federations registered for European Online Chess Championship, which is the record of number of participants in an official International Online chess Championship.
Full list of participants is available here.
The sponsors of the European Online Chess Championship are AiGroup, ECU Diamond sponsor and ESET, while the supporters of the event are: Chess.com, Judit Polgar Chess Foundation, Turkish Chess Federation, Romanian Chess Federation and Vugar Gashimov Chess Foundation.