ARONIAN, ANAND AND KARJAKIN IN THE LEAD AT CANDIDATES

Levon Aronian (Armenia) defeated Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) in the third round of the World Chess Candidates Tournament 2016 to join the leaders Viswanathan Anand (India) and Sergey Karjakin (Russia), who drew their games against Fabiano Caruana (USA) and Anish Giri (Netherlands) respectively. It was an interesting fight between Anish Giri of the Netherlands and Sergey Karjakin of Russia. In… Read More »

INTERNATIONAL CHESS OPEN CETINJE 2016

Montenegro Chess Federation organizes the International Chess Open Tournament Cetinje 2016, from 4 to 10 May 2016, on the occasion of 10 years of renewal of the independence of Montenegro. The tournament will be held in the Grand Hotel (***), once the best hotel in Montenegro, which is located between two city parks, in the immediate vicinity of the historic… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 REGULATIONS

Slovenian Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union organizes the European Youth U18 Team Chess Championship, which will be held in Celje/Slovenia, 9-17 July, 2016, in Hotel Celeia. Each national federation affiliated to the European Chess Union has the right to enter unlimited number of teams of four players and one reserve in the open competition,… Read More »

ECU BOARD MEETING LVIV 2016

The first European Chess Union Board meeting for 2016 was organized in Lviv, Ukraine on 1st and 2nd March, after the kind invitation of the Ukrainian and Lviv Regional Chess Federations. The meeting took place under excellent conditions in the hotel Leopolis in the center of Lviv. The President of the Ukrainian Chess Federation Mr. Viktor Kapustin opened… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2016

February 2016 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Chess Promotion in European Parliament; Women’s World Chess Championship Match 2016; European Individual Chess Championship 2016; European Senior Chess Championship 2016; European Amateur Chess Championship 2016; European Youth Chess Championship 2016; Fun Zone; Upcoming events in March 2016. The ECU Newsletter February 2016 can be downloaded… Read More »

XV INTERNATIONAL POLISH CLERGY CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

XV International Polish Clergy Chess Championship will be held in the Higher Theological Seminary in Rzeszow, from 4 – 9 July 2016. The format of the tournament will be a 10-round Swiss system, with the time control 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. The tournament will be reported to the classification of FIDE ranking. All the priests,… Read More »

CHESS PROMOTION IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – CIS CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS

The Chess in School Conference, organized as a result of the co-operation of the European Chess Union and European Parliament, was held on 24 February in Brussels/Belgium. The Conference was attended by the European Union officials and Members of the European Parliament, FIDE, ECU and National Federations’ representatives, among whom Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the ECU President, Mrs. Ana… Read More »

METLIFE WARSAW NAJDORF CHESS FESTIVAL 2016

The Polish Chess Federation and Gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski Chess Foundation have a great pleasure and an honor to invite your players to take part in the MetLife Warsaw Najdorf Chess Festival, which will take place in the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre, 8–16 July 2016. The event consists of 4 tournaments: A – Open for players with Elo >= 2200; B… Read More »

CHESS IN SCHOOL CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS – PRESS RELEASE

The Chess in School Conference in the European Parliament will be held in Brussels/Belgium, on 24 February 2016. The Conference will take place from 4.30 to 6.30 pm in the A1E1 Hall.  The organizers of the Conference are the Educational Committee of the European Parliament, along with the European Chess Union. The main goal is to show how… Read More »

WOMEN’S WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH 2016

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match will take place in Lviv/Ukraine, 1-18 March, 2016. The match is played between Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine), the 15th Women’s World Champion and Hou Yifan (China), two-time Women’s World Chess Champion. The Championship Match will consist of 10 games and if necessary, tie-break games. The winner of the match shall be the first player to… Read More »