ARONIAN WINS TO JOIN KARJAKIN IN THE LEAD

After six rounds of the World Chess Candidates Tournament Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin are in the lead with 4 points. The game between Levon Aronian (Armenia) and Hikaru Nakamura (USA) began as a theoretical discussion in the Queen’s Indian Defense in which Aronian sacrificed a pawn for an initiative and pressure in the center. Both players followed… Read More »

EU YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 REGULATIONS

14th European Union Youth Chess Championship will be held in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic, 5-14 August 2016, in the Cultural Hall of Hotel Dlouhe Strane Kouty nad Desnou. The organizer of the Championship is Czech Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union. EU member countries, EU candidate countries and their neighbouring countries are allowed to participate… Read More »

CHESS FESTIVAL SILVER LAKE 2016

Branicevo Chess Union, Chess Club VGSK, municipality Veliko Gradište and Danubia Hotels are warmly welcoming all participants and guests to the Chess Festival “Silver Lake 2016″! The Chess Festival will take place from 19-26th June, 2016, at the “Kamin hall” of Restaurant Sidro and “Great hall” of Danubia Park Hotel. The Organizing Committee is preparing a rich programme… Read More »

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 »