EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP STARTED IN HALKIDIKI

European Senior Team Chess Championship for 2016 started yesterday in Halkidiki/Greece. The Championship takes place in the 5-star Anthemus Sea Resort, on the Sithonia peninsula of Halkidiki, 18-28 April, 2016, and is organized in two categories: the category 50+ (for teams with players who were born in the year 1966 or earlier), and the category 65+ (for teams with players… Read More »

ZISKA HELGI DAM WINS EUROPEAN SMALL NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

International Master Ziska Helgi Dam (2542) from Faroe Islands became the winner of the 2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship 2016 and qualified for the World Cup 2017! Ziska finished the tournament with 9.5 points out of 11, by defeating  IM Kelires Andreas (CYP 2466) in the last round. Second place went to GM GM Oscar De… Read More »

ROMANIAN INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

Romanian Individual Chess Championships for Men and Women started in Olanesti on 2nd April. The Championships are organized by Romanian Chess Federation and Chess Club Tinerii Maestrii Bucuresti. Both Championships are played as Swiss events in 9 rounds. Top seeds in Men’s tournament are GMs Constantin Lupulescu (2624), Mircea Parligras (2586) and Mihail Marin (2584), while in Women’s tournament top ranked players… Read More »

ECU LETTER TO BULGARIAN CHESS FEDERATION

Dear Sirs, By letters dated 8 May and 2 June 2015, we requested a copy of all invoices sent by ECU to the Bulgarian Chess Federation during the years 2011-2014. On 6 November 2015, the Bulgarian investigation authorities (Bulgarian Public Financial Inspection Agency) sought the cooperation of ECU in the investigation involving the Bulgarian Chess Federation. In view… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER MARCH 2016

March 2016 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about WWCCM 2016; Report about Candidates Tournament 2016; European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship 2016; ECU Board meeting Lviv 2016 information and main decisions; European Youth Team Chess Championship 2016 Regulations; European Union Youth Chess Championship 2016 Regulations; Registration deadline notice… Read More »

LOTTO & BUDIMEX POLISH INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

Lotto Individual Polish Chess Championship for Men and Budimex Individual Polish Chess Championship for Women started in Poznań/Poland. The Championships take place from 29th March to 7th April, 2016 in the main building of the University of Economics in Poznań. Both Championships are played as 9-round Round Robins with the time control 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes… Read More »

2nd EUROPEAN SMALL NATIONS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 PRESS RELEASE

Luxembourg Chess Federation (FLDE) is proud to announce that Luxembourg organizes the 2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship (FIDE Zone 1.10) with participants from Andorra, Cyprus, Guernsey, Faroe Islands, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco and San Marino. The winner of the Championship qualifies for the FIDE World Chess Cup. The competition is organised with the support of the European Chess Union… Read More »