ECU Magazine March 2020 is out! In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: 2nd ECU Board meeting 2020 ECU rescheduled events FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020 FIDE Women’s Grand Prix, Lausanne World Senior Team Chess Championship 2020 Arbiters corner Fun Zone March 2020 edition of the ECU E-Magazine can be read online together with interactive… Read More »

Communique of the 2nd ECU Board Meeting – CL No.2

The European Chess Union 2nd  Board meeting for 2020, took place on the 28th of March through teleconference.  The main areas under discussion and decisions made were the following:        Funding – Partnerships ECU announces its Partnership with the London Based Company “Azeus Convene UK” Azeus Convene is a multi-awarded and leading board management software that is used by… Read More »


Half way, seven rounds have been played at FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020 and due to enhanced prevention measures by Government of Russia, International Chess Federation (FIDE) decided to stop the tournament. The event will be continued in the same composition, and results for the first 7 rounds will be valid. The exact dates for the second part of… Read More »


After 6 played rounds and before the resting day, Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS, 2774) emerged as the sole leader of FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020. Nepomniachtchi defeated Ding Liren (CHN, 2805) with white pieces, transferring the positional advantage in Ruy Lopez for a material pawn up position. The passed pawn shortly after forced Ding Liren to give up a piece,… Read More »

European Open Chess Championship postponed to 8-21 December

The European Open Chess Championship 2020 was scheduled from 17th to 30th of May 2020 in Podčetrtek, Slovenia   Due to the Pandemic and the Force majeure situation , Slovenian Chess Federation and European Chess union have decided to postpone the Championship to 8-21 December 2020. Venue and conditions remain the same. Bookings have been already made and deposits will be transferred to the new… Read More »

Three players in a lead at FIDE Candidates

Maxime Vachier Lagrave (FRA, 2767), Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS, 2774) and Wang Hao (CHN, 2762) take a lead at the 2020 FIDE Candidates Tournament before the first resting day, scoring 2 points, each. The only decisive game of the round three was played between Ding Liren (CHN, 2805) and Caruana Fabiano (USA, 2842). Caruana chose a sharp opening with… Read More »


FIDE Candidates Tournament opens tomorrow and will take place from 16th March – 13th April in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Eight players will participate double round robin event with 14 rounds, and the Winner will become a challenger to reigning World Chess Champion, Magnus Carslen (NOR, 2862). The participants are: Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2842) Ding Liren (CHN, 2805) Grischuk Alexander… Read More »

Nana Dzagnidze wins FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Lausanne

After very intense finish of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Lausanne in Switzerland, Nana Dzagnidze (GEO) claimed the title of the Winner, thanks to better tiebreaks than Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS), who won silver medal. The Winner was decided in the last 11th round of the event, since leaders of the 10th round, Nana Dzagnidze and Aleksandra Goryachkina, played… Read More »

USA and Russia win World Senior Team Chess Championship 2020

Teams of USA and Russia are announced as the Winners of 50+ and 65+ (respectively) sections of FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2020 after 7 played rounds, due to the current situation of expansion of corona virus, COVID-19. During the tournament, the government of the Czech Republic and the National Security Council have declared preventive measures against… Read More »