ECU Online Training Series – V2 27.08-28.09

ECU and European Chess Academy organise the second volume of the Lectures program “Improve Your Chess” with leading Chess Trainers worldwide from 27th of August to 28th of September. The lectures are twice a week every Monday and Thursday. You can follow from min 5 lecturers ( entry fee 50 euros), 6, 7 or all 10 lecturers (… Read More »


Meet the chess legend Iossif Dorman! 10 questions by GM Adrian Mikhalchishin 1 What are You doing in life in the current moment?I still play, give the lessons, write, record the videos and do live commentaries. 2 Your recollections with meetings with World Champions?Too much to say from my games, trainings and meetings with Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrossian,… Read More »


European Online Corporate Chess Championship 2020 will take place from 3rd-4th October 2020. The event is open to all business, entities & organisations – regardless of their size. Each entity registers one team and has the right to nominate unlimited number of  players:  Companies, organisations, clubs involved with chess are excluded. ECU approves the registrations according the regulations… Read More »

INTERNATIONAL CHESS DAY- ECU President in Georgian Mega Show

Today, 20th of July, World celebrates the #InternationalChessDay. The International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded, 96 years ago on 20th July 1924. The idea to celebrate this day as the International Chess Day was proposed by UNESCO, and it has been celebrated as such since 1966. On December 12, 2019, the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution recognising the World Chess Day.… Read More »


The 53rd edition of Biel Chess Festival opens today with the Accentus Grandmaster Chess 960 round robin event. The Biel Chess Festival 2020 comprises 6 events, with the reduced number of participants and following all health protocols due to current pandemic situation: Grandmaster Triathlon ACCENTUS Chess960 GMT-Players Swiss Youth Championship Final Special Corona Amateur Tournament VINETUM Youth Tournament… Read More »

International Chess Day – 20th July

World will be celebrating International Chess Day on the 20th of July and International Chess Federation FIDE calls for joint activities: “Dear chess friend, Very soon, on July 20th, we will celebrate International Chess Day. As you probably know, this also marks FIDE’s 96th anniversary. This is a day to celebrate chess, and from the International Chess Federation,… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine June 2020 is out! In June 2020 edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: ECU Board Meeting held on 27th June ECU Webinar “Women in Leadership Roles” ECU Training Lectures by European Chess Academy Online Chess Simultaneous exhibitions with top GMs FIDE Online Olympiad FIDE ECU Online International Organizers Seminar Meet Chess Legend GM… Read More »


International Chess Federation FIDE organises the Online Olympiad in period from 22nd July to 30th August 2020. National teams of all federations affiliated to FIDE have the right to participate in FIDE Online Olympiad. The event will be separated in 5 divisions ranked from “BASE DIVISION” to “TOP DIVISION” in accordance with the final standings of the Gaprindashvili… Read More »

Communique of the ECU Board Meeting- CL No.3

The European Chess Union 3rd  Board meeting for 2020, took place on the 27th of June through teleconference. The main areas under discussion and decisions made were the following:  European Championships 2020 & 2021 European Chess Union will not hold any official over the board European Championship till September 2020. Affiliated events are full responsibility of respective organisers.… Read More »


European Chess Union organise the ECU FIDE International Organizers Webinar, in period from 27th-30th July, in cooperation with FIDE Events Commission, FIDE Women’s Commission. The Webinar is co-funded by FIDE Development Fund. The Webinar features up to 60 participants seats: 20 female participants from European federations member supported by FIDE DEV fund 10 participants from European Small Nations… Read More »