Montenegro Chess Festival 2021

Montenegro Chess Federation, in cooperation with the chess club „Elektroprivreda“ from Nikšić, organized Montenegro Chess Festival from 26th of February to 25th of March. Two IM tournaments were held in Nikšić, while the host of GM and Mix tournaments was Podgorica. IM and GM tournaments were 10 players round-robin with ten participants each. The Mix tournament has 16… Read More »

EUROPEAN ONLINE CLUB CUP – updates

European Online Chess Club Cup will be played from 27th-31st of March 2021, through Tornelo online platform. Already 33 teams registered for the event, and a very strong line up is lead by teams: Novy Bor (Rating average: 2715), 4NCL Gruildford (Rating average: 2682), Clichy Echecs 92 (Rating average: 2666), Poland Hussars (Rating average: 2647), Ladya Kazan (Rating… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2021

ECU E-Magazine February 2021 is out! In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: Communique of the 2nd ECU Board meeting Opera Euro Rapid European Online Amateur Chess Championship European Parliamentary Online Chess Tournament European Online Club Cup French Chess Federation celebrates 100 years anniversary Arbiters corner Legends Questions – Meet GM Alexander Khalifman Fun… Read More »

EUROPEAN ONLINE AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

European Online Amateur Chess Championship will take place from 10th-28th April 2021, on the Tornelo playing platform. The event will be played in 4 rating categories: A – For players rated 1000-1400 (Standard FIDE rating- April 2021 rating list) B – For players rated 1401-1700 ( Standard FIDE rating- April 2021 rating list ) C – For players… Read More »

100 years French Chess Federation

For the occasion of 100 years anniversary of French Chess Federation, the International Conference for Chess History Publicite will take place on 20th of March 2021. On 19 Macrh 1921, the French Chess Federation was founded. The Conference wishes to contribute to the celebration of its 100th birthday by exploring the significance of France as a chess nation… Read More »

COMMUNIQUE OF THE 2nd ECU BOARD MEETING IN 2021- CL No3/2021

The 2nd ECU Board meeting in 2021 took place on Saturday 20h of February 2021 through teleconference with main item the European Qualification system for the World Championship Cycle. Icelandic Chess Federation confirmed that cannot organize the European Open Championship in Reykjavik till May 2021 due to travel restrictions and quarantine measures still existing in Iceland and all… Read More »

WESLEY SO WINS OPERA EURO RAPID

Wesley So wins the third event of the Champions Chess Tour, Opera Euro Rapid, after defeating the reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. Wesley So and Magnus Carlsen played a two-match Final, and after a 2-2 tie in the first match, So took the lead with a victory in the first round of the second match. The rest… Read More »

Calendar of ECU Events- CL No2/2021

Dear Chess Friends, As we have already announced, ECU Board and Commissions have prepared a number of activities for the first quarter of 2021. Additionally, please find information about the European Universities Games 2021 which are scheduled from 14th to 27th July 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia. European Online Competitions 1) The 1st European Online Open Club Cup will… Read More »

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY ONLINE CHESS TOURNAMENT

European Parliamentary Friendship Online Chess Tournament will take place on Friday 16th April 2021, starting from 15.30 CET, through Tornelo online playing platform. The event will be played in 7 rounds, Swiss system, with time control: 10 min + 2 seconds per player. The event will be played as individual Championship, but the cumulative results of the best… Read More »