European Individual Chess Championship 2021 starts in Reykjavik

European Individual Chess Championship 2021 kicks off on Thursday, 26th of August in Reykjavik, Iceland. 190 players coming from 36 different European federations will participate the event, fighting for the title of European Champion and qualification spots for the FIDE World Cup 2023. The best ranked player aged U20 will be granted a qualification spot for the 2021… Read More »

Danielian Elina wins European Women’s Chess Championship 2021

After 11 played rounds at the 2021 European Women’s Chess Championship in Iasi, Romania, GM Danielian Elina (ARM, 2407) triumphed the event. Danielian Elina won the last round against WIM Narva Mai (EST, 2276) to be the sole Winner and to take the crown of European Women’s Chess Champion 2021 with final score of 9 points. After a… Read More »

Open Chess Tournaments in Armenia

Chess Academy of Armenia and Armenian Chess Federation organize two Open Chess Tournaments in the period from 4-22 October 2021. The first tournament of the chess tour is “Chess Mood” International Open which will take place from 4th-12th October at a 5 stars Tsaghkadzor Mariott Hotel. The event will be held within two groups: A (for players rated… Read More »

EVGENY SVESHNIKOV – Cheliabimsk Warrior

Unbelievable news-Evgeny Sveshnikov died after seemed overcomed COVID 19. He was just 71, always full of ideas. His dream was to participate in Seniors Championships (he won a lot) and to meet old friends. He really fought for Seniors chess and for the intellectual rights of chess players. He was one of the members of the famous Cheliabinsk… Read More »

FIDE Grand Swiss – ECU nominees

Based on the final announcement for the organisation of FIDE Grand Swiss in Riga, Latvia, from October 25 to November 8, 2021, the tournament rules and the recent information from FIDE, that the president of ECU shall nominate two players (one for the open tournament and one for the women’s tournament) by September 5, ECU Board announces : The… Read More »

European Women’s Chess Championship 2021- R8 report

Eight rounds have been already played at the 2021 European Women’s Chess Championship in Iasi, Romania. 23 years old Osmak Iulija (UKR, 2418) emerged on the top as the sole leader of the event after defeating Maltsevskaya Aleksandra (RUS, 2409). With a score of 7 points, Osmak is half a point ahead of Danielian Elina (ARM, 2407), while… Read More »

19th European Union Youth Chess Championship started

On Saturday August 14th, in the Hotel Dlouhe Strane in Kouty nad Desnou in the Czech Republic, the 19th European Union Youth Chess Championship U8, U10, U12 and U14 has begun. European Union Youth Chess Championship 2021 under the patronage of the European Chess Union is organized again by Sachovy klub Svetla nad Sazavou in cooperation with the Czech… Read More »

Erasmus+ Online Seminar

The 2nd Online Seminar on applying for and running an Erasmus+ project will be held on Friday, 17th September, 2021, from 15:00 till 17:00 CET. The European Union has increased its participation in the fund Erasmus+. ECU Education, and its’ members, has been part of several successful applications and projects. In two seminars Jesper Bergmark Hall and Alessandro… Read More »

European Women’s Chess Championship 2021 – R4 report

Four rounds have been played at the 21st European Women’s Individual Chess Championship in Iasi, Romania. IM Irina Bulmaga (ROU, 2413) emerged on the top to be the sole leader of the event as the only player to have a perfect 4/4 score. In the 4th round which brought encounters of top seeds, Bulmaga defeated the top seeded… Read More »

ECU MAGAZINE JULY 2021

ECU E-Magazine July 2021 is out! In the July 2021 edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: FIDE World Cup 2021 European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2021 Face-to-face Erasmus+ meeting ECU ChessInSchools ECU General Assembly 2021 European Individual Chess Championship 2021 European Youth Chess Championship 2021 Arbiters corner Legends Questions Fun Zone The ECU Magazine July… Read More »