TRADITIONAL KARPOS OPEN 2016

Karpos Open 2016 is traditional open chess tournament organized by the municipality Karpos, one of the municipalities in the capital city of FYR Macedonia, Skopje in collaboration with Chess Club Gambit Asseco SEE. The Tournament will be played according to the rules of Swiss System in 9 rounds, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of… Read More »

EUROPEAN SMALL NATIONS INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

In the beginning of the new year, European Chess Union and the Luxembourg Chess Federation signed a contract for the organization of the 2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship. The contract was signed between the ECU Secretary General, Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou and the President of the Luxembourg Chess Federation, Mr. Pierre Fattebene. The Championship will be held in… Read More »

IN MEMORIAM ELISABETA POLIHRONIADE

With great sadness, the Romanian Chess Federation is announcing that WGM Elisabeta Polihroniade has passed away on 23rd January 2016. Honorary member of FIDE and ROU CF, WGM, IA Elisabeta Polihroniade (ROU) was a great promoter of chess all over the world and an active representative of RCF in FIDE and ECU. Elisabeta Polihroniade was one of the… Read More »

POLISH UNIVERSITY CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

On 15-17 January 2016 the Academic Polish Chess Championships were held, which have been traditionally organized by the Academic Sport Association Club of the University of Economics in Katowice. The Championship was attended by about 300 chess players from 42 universities from whole Poland, including many successful chess Grandmasters with international achievements. Men’s Individual Championship started with a… Read More »

EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 REGULATIONS

Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games & Events” Sports Association, under the auspices of European Chess Union organize European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016, which will be held in Mamaia/Romania, from 26th May to 8th June, 2016. The 17th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship is open to all players representing the Chess Federations which comprise the European Chess Union (FIDE zones 1.1… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2015

December 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2015; ECU at London Chess Conference; Upcoming tournaments in 2016: European Chess Universities Games and Polar Capital International Chess Tournament; All 2015 European Champions; Fun Zone; Upcoming events in January 2016. The ECU Newsletter December 2015… Read More »

SEASON GREETINGS

The ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the ECU Board and the ECU Officers are sending you the warmest season greetings, wishing you a happy, peaceful and fulfilling year ahead. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share

25TH KERES MEMORIAL – ACP OPEN

  January 7, 2016 will be the 100th birth anniversary of the legendary chess player Paul Keres who was elected the Estonian Sportsman of the 20th century. To mark the event, FIDE has named year 2016 “the year of Paul Keres”. The Estonian Sports Association Kalev in cooperation with the Estonian Chess Federation organizes the 25th “Remembering Paul Keres”… Read More »

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO.6/2015

Dear chess friends, The ECU General Assembly which took place on 10th October in Bar, Montenegro approved the new ECU Tournament Regulations valid from 1st January 2016. (Annex 1). ECU opens a call of interest for the arbiters (at least 10) who will be appointed by the ECU President for the Chess Olympiad 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Proposals can reach the… Read More »

IVAN POPOV WINNER OF EUROPEAN RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP

Russian GM Ivan Popov became the winner of the European Rapid Chess Championship 2015, which was held in Minsk/Belarus during this weekend. Popov defeated Ilia Smirin from Israel in the direct encounter of the last round and triumphed with 10 points out of 11 games. Silver medal went to Armenian Grandmaster Hrant Melkumyan who came sole second with… Read More »