WOJTASZEK, INARKIEV AND JOBAVA IN THE LEAD AT EICC 2016

The leaders are emerging after 4 rounds of the 17th European Individual Chess Championship 2016 in Gjakova. Three players managed to gain maximum score: GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek (POL 2722), GM Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686) and GM Baarur Jobava (GEO 2661), with eight players following with 3.5 points. In the top encounter on the first board Wojtaszek defeated GM… Read More »

NINE PLAYERS WITH PERFECT SCORE AT EICC 2016

Nine players are in the lead at the 17th European Individual Chess Championship 2016 in Gjakova after 3 rounds played. GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek (POL 2722) defeated GM Constantin Lupulescu (ROU 2620) on the first board with Black pieces, while GM Maxim Matlakov (RUS 2693) defeated Benjamin Bok (NED 2614) with White. GMs Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686), Zaven Andriasian… Read More »

UPSETS IN THE ROUND 2 OF EICC 2016

After the domination of the favorites in the first round of the European Individual Chess Championship 2016, in the second round we witnessed some upsets. Round two brought many strong games, which resulted with many draws and few major upsets. On the board one Czech #1 David Navara (2735) and Czech #3 Zbynek Hrachek (2598) faced each other… Read More »

GOOD START FOR THE FAVORITES AT EICC 2016

The 17th European Individual Chess Championship 2016 kicked off yesterday at Pashtriku Hotel in Gjakova/Kosovo*. It was a good day for the favorites, and the interesting fact is that only three games were not decisive, among 120 pairings. GM Yuriy Kryvoruchko (UKR 2691) drew his game with IM Bjorn Thorfinnsson (ISL 2410) who can be more than happy… Read More »

4TH POLISH-HUNGARIAN FRIENDSHIP CHESS TOURNAMENT IN KATOWICE

Traditionally, for the 4th year, our Polish friends organized the Polish-Hungarian Friendship Chess Tournament, with the intention to promote chess and friendship between those two countries. The event was organized by Katowice City, Miskolc City and the Silesian Chess Association, with the help of co-organizers Chess Club „HetMaN” Katowice, Student Chess Club of the Youth Palace in Katowice and 21 Podlesie Student Chess Club.… Read More »

EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS IN 3 DAYS

The European Individual Chess Championship 2016 starts in 3 days in Gjakova (Kosovo*), at the “Pashtriku” Hotel. The organizer of the competition is Gjakova Municipality together with the Kosovo Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The championship will be played in 11-round Swiss system, with the rate of play 90 minutes for 40 moves followed… Read More »

ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2016

The annual ECU General Assembly 2016 will take place on 10th September 2016 in Baku/Azerbaijan, during the 87th FIDE Congress. The official venue of the ECU GA will be Baku Fairmont Hotel. The ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili invites all European National Chess Federations to attend the meeting. Proposals from Members to be included in the agenda for the General… Read More »

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 2/2016

Dear Chess Friends, The annual ECU General Assembly 2016 will take place on 10th September 2016 at 9.30 am in the Baku Fairmont hotel, Azerbaijan during the 87th FIDE Congress.  ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili invites all European National Chess Federations to attend the meeting. Proposals from Members to be included in the agenda for the General Assembly shall… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER APRIL 2016

April 2016 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Ziska Helgi Dam wins European Small Nations Chess Championship 2016; Israel and Russia win European Senior Team Chess Championship 2016; Magnus Carlsen wins Altibox Norway Chess 2016; Stavroula Tsolakidou carries Olympic flame in Kavala; ECU President opens FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Batumi;… Read More »