ECU E-MAGAZINE AUGUST 2021

ECU E-Magazine August 2021 is out! In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Individual Chess Championship 2021 European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2021 European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 Upcoming European Club Cup 2021 Upcoming European Senior Chess Championship 2021 Invitation for European Youth&Junior Chess Championships 2021 Upcoming Seminars in September Arbiters Corner… Read More »

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 concluded

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 concluded yesterday in Prague, Czech Republic. The event was played in two sections: 50+ and 65+. The Winner of 50+ category became the domestic team, team of Czech Republic with score of 17 match points. Team of Slovakia was second, lagging behind the Winners for only one match point. With 16 match… Read More »

Work4Chess – Conference

An online conference with a focus on restarting chess in leagues, clubs and schools, titled Work4Chess, is held on Saturday, 18 September 2021, in English. The meeting also has sessions on hybrid chess and preventing cheating through education, workshops on marketing and improving the user experience, and exhibitor presentations by Tornelo, Play Magnus Group and others. All recordings… Read More »

Anton Demchenko is the European Chess Champion for 2021

After 11 played rounds at the 2021 European Individual Chess Championship 2021, Russian Grandmaster Anton Demchenko (RUS, 2597) triumphed the event to claim the title of European Champion. Demchenko drew as black in the last round against Deac Bogdan-Daniel to score 8.5 points. Meanwhile, 17 years old Keymer Vincent (GER, 2602) managed to build a winning position against… Read More »

Call for Bids – 2023 European Championships

The European Chess Union invites the National federations members to submit bids for the organization of the official European Chess Championships in 2023. The bids must be submitted exclusively in the Bid form regulated by the ECU (in the attachment). For any additional documents delivered separately from the bid form, it must be stated in the bid form… Read More »

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 starts

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 starts today in Prague, Czech Republic. The event is played in two sections: 50+ and 65+. 10 teams will take part in 50+ European Senior Team Chess Championship, Top seeders are: Czech Republic, Slovakia and 1960-69 Czech team. 21 teams from 9 European federations registered for 65+ category. The battlefield is led… Read More »

European Chess Championship 2021 kicked off in Reykjavik

European Individual Chess Championship 2021 kicked off yesterday in Reykjavik, Iceland. The event was opened shortly before the start of the first round. Prime Minister of Iceland Mrs. Katrín Jakobsdóttir and the ECU Deputy President and Chief Organiser Mr. Gunnar Bjornsson addressed the players and made the 1st inaugural move in the game between GM Jones Gawain C… Read More »

Winners of European Union Youth Chess 2021 announced

The EU Youth Chess Championship 2021 concluded in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic on Sunday, August 22nd. The last rounds were full of fights and tension. Vladimir Sofronie (ROU) took the first place in Open U8 category, the second place came to Maksymilian Janeczek (POL) and Stepan Kroulik (CZE) was third. Aleksandra Pehlivanova (BUL) triumphed Girls U8 section, Emma… Read More »

European Individual Chess Championship 2021 starts in Reykjavik

European Individual Chess Championship 2021 kicks off on Thursday, 26th of August in Reykjavik, Iceland. 190 players coming from 36 different European federations will participate the event, fighting for the title of European Champion and qualification spots for the FIDE World Cup 2023. The best ranked player aged U20 will be granted a qualification spot for the 2021… Read More »

Danielian Elina wins European Women’s Chess Championship 2021

After 11 played rounds at the 2021 European Women’s Chess Championship in Iasi, Romania, GM Danielian Elina (ARM, 2407) triumphed the event. Danielian Elina won the last round against WIM Narva Mai (EST, 2276) to be the sole Winner and to take the crown of European Women’s Chess Champion 2021 with final score of 9 points. After a… Read More »