Golden Youth Cup concluded in Ukraine

The first Golden Youth Cup took place from 3rd-7th July in Vinnitsya, Ukraine, with a total prize fund of more than 20.000$. The event was played in 5 age categories: U6, U8, U10, U12 and U14 and gathered 648 young players from Scotland, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Moldova, Israel, Estonia, Ecuador, Belarus and Ukraine and supported by ECU and FIDE.… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 STARTS

European Youth Team Chess Championship 2019 starts tomorrow and takes place from 10th-18th July in Pardubice, Czech Republic. The event will be played in 2 age categories: U12 and U18, Open and girls separately. The playing venue of the event will be “CSOB Pojistovna Arena”. The European Youth Team Championship will be held according to Swiss system in 7 rounds, with … Read More »

SCHENGEN YOUTH “CHESS FOR PEACE” TOURNAMENT

International Youth tournament “Chess for Peace” took place in Luxembourg from 8th-12th of May in order to promote cooperation between European countries. The Chess tournament took place in the Youth Hostel Luxembourg City and 141 children from 16 countries (Luxembourg, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Roumania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Liechtenstein , even USA and… Read More »

DEAD POSITION

Everybody knows that the game immediately ends with checkmate or stalemate, provided that the move producing it was legal (see 5.1.1, 5.2.1). The so called dead position doesn’t get nearly as much attention, but it should be quite familiar to all arbiters, because its identification can change a result of a game. Article 5.2.2 states The game is… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE JUNE 2019

ECU E-Magazine June 2019 is out! June edition of the ECU E-Magazine may be read online on the following link, together with interactive videos, but also can be downloaded as a PDF file bellow. ECU E-Magazine June 2019 can be downloaded here.

EUROPEAN CORPORATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019- Regulations

The 2nd European Corporate Chess Championship will take place from 29th August to 1st September at Marriott Hotel, in Minsk, Belarus. Any corporate entity is allowed to register up to two teams. Chess Clubs, Chess Associations, and Chess Federations are not allowed to participate in the championship. A team is composed of 4 players main players and 1… Read More »

1st WORKSHOP “EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES”

The 1st Workshop named “Equal opportunities” will take place from 19th-22nd September in Thessaloniki, Greece. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce and explore important information about chess players with disabilities. The participants will analyse the situation in chess and reach basic skills for interacting with and accommodating people with disabilities acting as Organiser, Trainer and Arbiter.… Read More »

CROATIA GRAND CHESS TOUR 2019

The second stop of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour and one of the first two classical events takes place from 26th June-8th July in Zagreb, Croatia. The Mimara Museum in Zagreb hosted the opening ceremony, while the tournament games will be played at the historical Novinarski Dom building, permanent head office of the Croatian Journalists Association. The Opening… Read More »

#Development FA and IO Seminars in Trieste

The European Chess Union, with the cooperation of the Italian Arbiters’ Commission on behalf of Italian Chess Federation and the FIDE Development Commission, organises a multiple-field training event specially dedicated to female participants, from 1st-7th September in the city of Trieste, Italy. The objective of the event is to develop women’s activity in Chess as per the priorities… Read More »

Travel Subsidy for Teams’ Captains/Trainers

By the request of the European Chess Union and approval by the FIDE Development Commission, support of 25,000 euro will be distributed to 10 European  Federations which will take part in the European Team Chess Championship 2019, in Batumi, Georgia (23rd October – 3rd November 2019). The subsidy will amount 2500 euros for each federation application approved by… Read More »