Journalists Directory

In the context of better communication between the whole European chess community and the ECU in particular, we have decided to focus in the next period on constant information of journalists who edit chess columns or report on chess via television, radio or the internet. This recording must be done in order to inform the chess friends on… Read More »

European Individual Chess Championship 2022 – R5 report

Five rounds have been played at the European Individual Chess Championship 2022 in Terme Catez, Slovenia, and five players tie for the top scoring 4.5 points, each. Can Emre (TUR, 2578), Sargissian Gabriel (ARM, 2681), Bluebaum Matthias (GER, 2642), Kuzubov Yuriy (UKR, 2639) and Jobava Baadur (GEO, 2588) head the crosstable anticipating the 6th round. 18 players are… Read More »


European Corporate Chess Championship 2022, organized by CC&O- Chess Communication & Organization, under the auspices of European Chess Union, will take place from 17th-20th June 2022 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The tournament will be played on a luxury cruise ship of Royal Spido (named James Cook), while sailing in the Rotterdam harbour. Any corporate entity is allowed to register… Read More »

European Individual Chess Championship 2022 kicked off yesterday

The European Individual Chess Championship 2022 kicked off yesterday in Terme Catez, Slovenia. ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili and President of Slovenian Chess Federation Mr. Milan Brglez addressed the players shortly before the start of the first round, wished them luck and a joyful stay in Slovenia. ECU President then made a first ceremonial move on the first… Read More »

European Individual Chess Championship 2022 opens today

The European Individual Chess Championship 2022 opens today and takes place from 26th March – 6th April in Terme Catez, Slovenia. The European Individual Chess Championship 2022 is a qualifying event for the FIDE World Cup 2023.  According to FIDE regulations for World Cup and the ECU Board decision, 20 players will qualify. 320 players coming from about… Read More »

ECU Statement on EICC2022 in Slovenia

Referring to the open letter from the Ukrainian Chess Federation dated 23.03.2022 and the upcoming European Chess Championship in Slovenia, we have to inform that ECU and the Slovenian Chess Federation have done everything in their power to support the participation of Ukrainian chess players in the Championship being in contact also with the Ukrainian Chess Federation.  The ECU Board,… Read More »

The last FIDE Grand Prix 2022 event starts in Berlin

The third and the last event of the 2022 FIDE Grand Prix 2022 series opens today in Berlin and takes place from 21st March – 4th April. The system of play will be the same as within the first two events held in Berlin and Belgrade. 16 participants will be separated in 4 pools and they will compete… Read More »