International Arbiter Workshop in Baku, Azerbaijan

The second workshop within the framework of the FIDE Pilot Project for Training and Certification of the International Arbiters for the 2020 Chess Olympiad was organized in Baku, Azerbaijan by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and the Chess Federation of Azerbaijan. The objective was to train and to certify a cadre of IAs who are on top of all… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS INDIVIDUAL CUP 2019

The European Chess Union (ECU), International School Chess Union (ISCU) and Montenegro Chess Federation (MCF), have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the European Chess Union and eligible players in the EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS INDIVIDUAL CUP 2019 on combined system (classic, rapid, blitz) organised in Ulcinj, Montenegro from 11 October (arrivals) to 20 October 2019… Read More »

@ ChessWhere.com the Chess Global Map

ECU is pleased to announce the new web-based project Chesswhere.com.  Chesswhere.com is an online platform & Google maps application which presents the main Chess locations in Europe, and later in all world, (federations, museums, historical places, clubs, pubs & cafes). Through Chesswhere.com the user has the opportunity to find a location, use a GPS system to visit it… Read More »

ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2019

      To: European National Chess Federations Re: Invitation to the ECU General Assembly 2019 Dear Ladies and Sirs, I have the pleasure to invite you to the ECU General Assembly 2019 to be held in Batumi, Georgia on Saturday 26th October 2019.  The official venue of the ECU GA will be Batumi Hilton Hotel. Proposals from… Read More »

GORYACHKINA ALEXANDRA WINS FIDE WOMEN’S CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT

Twenty years old Russian Grandmaster, Goryachkina Alexandra (RUS, 2522), convincingly won the FIDE Women’s Candidates tournament 2019 and qualified for the FIDE World Chess Champion match, where she will meet reigning World Champion, Ju Wenjun (CHN, 2592). Goryachkina scored impressive 9.5 points out of 14 played games and won the event with 2 rounds to spare. Even though she… Read More »

#DEVELOPMENT CIS SEMINARS

European Chess Union organizes two Development School Chess Teacher Seminars in June and August, which are providing a certificate recognizing that participants have met the required level of chess knowledge and understanding of didactical methods for teaching chess in schools. The seminars are supported by the FIDE development fund. ECU School Chess Teacher Seminars will take place from 22nd-23rd… Read More »

ANDORRA CHESS GRAND PRIX 2019

Andorra Chess Grand Prix 2019 will take place on 28th July 2019, in Antiga Casa Pairal d’Andorra la Vella, simultaneously with the 37th edition of Andorra Open. Andorra Grand Prix will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 3 minutes+ 2 seconds of an increment per each move, starting from the move one. The number of… Read More »

FUTURE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE – GLOBAL CHESS FESTIVAL 2019

European Chess Union and Judit Polgar Chess Foundation partner to organise the tournament “Future Champions of Europe” as a part of the annual Global Chess Festival. The event will take place on 12th October 2019 in Hungarian National Gallery, in Budapest, Hungary. Talented chess players born 1st January 2007 or later with a FIDE rating of 1800 or higher… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCED

After 10 days of harsh struggles at the European School Chess Championship 2019, the event was declared closed on the Closing ceremony, and the European School Chess Champions were announced. The Closing Ceremony of the event was attended by the President of European Chess Union, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, and ECU Treasurer, Mr. Ion Dobronauteanu. In Open section for… Read More »

NAJDORF MEMORIAL WARSAW 2019

The 19th edition of International Najdorf Chess Festival will take place from 6th-14th July 2019, in Warsaw, Poland. The event contains three open tournaments: A, B and C. The A tournament is opened to all players rated over 2000, B event is open to players rated 1600-1999, while the C competition is open to players rated under 1600.… Read More »