International Chess Tournamemts in Europe, from June to July!

After the pause of the over-the-board chess activities due to health reasons, National Chess Federations throughout Europe have announced the continuation of the over-the-board Open chess festivals and individual events. The upcoming events in June and July are: Panevėžys Open 2020 , 26th June-3rd JulyLocation: Panevezys, Lithuania 16th Baltic Pearl Open 2020– 28th June- 7th July, Location: Lazy,… Read More »

ECU WEBINAR “WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES”

European Chess Union organised a webinar on women in leadership roles on the 12th of June. It was a follow on from the previous webinar on women in chess. The Webinar was organised by Mrs. Eva Repkova, ECU Vice-President and Chair of Fide Women’s Commission and Alice O’Gorman, secretary of ECU Women’s Commission who was and the main… Read More »

ONLINE SUMMER CHESS CAMP BY EUROPEAN CHESS ACADEMY

European Chess Academy organises Online summer chess camp in period from 29th June- 21st August. The lectures of the Online Summer Chess Camp will be scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, within two groups: for participants aged U10 and for participants born before 2010. The lecturers of the camp will be: GM, FIDE Senior Trainer, Adrian Mikhalchishin IM,… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE MAY 2020

ECU E-Magazine May 2020 is out! In May 2020 edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Online Chess Championship 2020 Simultaneous exhibitions with Top Grandmasters Online Chess Camps ECU and ECU Educational Commission upcoming events How to restart “Over the board” Chess activities? FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup Arbiters Corner Upcoming events in June Fun… Read More »

SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITION WITH TOP GRANDMASTERS #EOCC2020

100 players, the Winners of a Simultaneous exhibition prize at European Online Chess Championship, will participate in simul exhibition with Top Grandmasters. All the players will have time control of 10 minutes + 5 seconds of an increment per move, starting from move one. The simultaneous exhibitions will be LIVE broadcasted through European Chess Union Facebook page. 25… Read More »

Judit Polgar received Honorary Doctorate from the Budapest University of Physical Education

Based on the opinion of the University’s Doctoral Council, Caissa award-winning Judit Polgár, the best female chess player in the history of chess was granted the title of “Doctor Honoris Causa” by the Senate of the Budapest University of Physical Education. Operating as an independent entity since 2014, the educational establishment has been awarding honorary doctorates to outstanding… Read More »

Alexey Sarana wins European Online Chess Championship 2020

European Online Chess Championship 2020, the largest European chess Championship ever held with participation of almost 4500 players coming from all European federations, concluded yesterday on chess.com. 20 years old Russian Grandmaster, Alexey Sarana (RUS, 2618 rapid rtg) became the European Online Chess Champion after defeating Navara David (CZE, 2707) with score 2:0 in the Superfinals of Top16… Read More »

KNOCK-OUT FINAL OF EUROPEAN ONLINE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

Final phase of European Online Chess Championship at chess.com platform will be played today, starting from 17:00 CET. Top ranked 14 players from E Group (2300+) Grand-Prix qualified for the Knock-out finals, and 2 invited players are going them to the top 16 list. The Two invited players which will compete in the final Knock-out are: Gms Anish… Read More »

PRIZE LIST- GROUP C (1700-2000) #EOCC

European Online Chess Championship for players rated 1700-2000 (group B) concluded on Saturday 23th May. Around 1000 players took participation in the event which was played through chess.com platform. 250 players qualified for the Finals which were played on 24th May through chess.com and Zoom meeting. After the fair play policy review, the prize list for the group… Read More »

How to restart OTB Chess activities?

European Chess Union organised a forum-meeting for representatives of National Chess Federations affiliated to ECU, on Thursday, 21st of May at with the main topic: Covid19 and Chess Protocols “How to restart over the board Chess activities” ? Five Doctors & Scientists, familiar with the chess activities took part in the meeting: Dr Hsu Li Yang (SGP), Dr… Read More »