ECU WEBINAR- WOMEN’S CHESS IN EUROPE

European Chess Union organises the Webinar with theme Women’s Chess in Europe. The Webinar will take place on Friday, 24th April 2020, and will be free of charge. The Webinar will be led by Mrs. Eva Repkova, ECU Vice-President and FIDE Women’s Commission Chairmen, and Alice O’Gorman, member of ECU Women’s Commission. The webinar will include discussion on… Read More »

EUROPEAN ONLINE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2020- Regulations

European Chess Union organises the European Online Chess Championship from 16th-31st of May 2020, through Chess.com platform. The event will be played in 5 rating categories (according to April 2020 FIDE Rating Rapid list): A. 1000 – 1400 B. 1401 – 1700 C. 1701 – 2000 D. 2001 – 2300 E. 2300+ Any player belonging to one European… Read More »

ECU Online Teachers Seminars

Within ECU Online activities in the period April-May 2020, European Chess Union organizes “ECU101 Training Seminar: The SMART Method to Teach Chess” in period from 15th April – 24th May. The seminars are supported by FIDE development fund. “ECU101 TRAINING COURSE: The SMART Method to Teach Chess” will cover the basic didactic principles and is suitable for teachers… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE MARCH 2020

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 »

FIDE CANDIDATES 2020 STOPS

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 »

IAN NEPOMNIACHTCHI IN A SOLE LEAD AT FIDE CANDIDATES 2020

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 »