Mediterranean Chess Championship kicked off

Mediterranean Chess Championship 2021 and European School Chess Individual Cup 2021 kicked off yesterday in Petrovac, Montenegro. The events are simultaneously played in Hotel Palas, with participation of 128 players from 20 countries in the Mediterranean Chess Championship. The events were officially opened by ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili who addressed all the players during the Opening ceremony which took… Read More »

EUROPEAN CLUB CUP 2021 – Official regulations

The 36th European Club Cup and the 25th European Club Cup for Women will take place from 17th-25th September 2021 in Struga, Ohrid Lake, North Macedonia. The championships will be held in 7 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules. According to FIDE and ECU rules, the time control will be 90 minutes… Read More »


The third ECU Board meeting in 2021 took place on Wednesday 9th of June through teleconference.  ECU Board discussed the reports of European Online and Hybrid Competitions, which were organized from March to May 2021 and expresses its satisfaction with the level and results of the events. For the European Hybrid Qualifier Tournament, ECU thanks National Chess Federations, who went to great lengths to organize the venues… Read More »

Queens’ Festival – Connecting Women in Chess

The Global Women’s Online Chess Challenge “The Queens’ Festival”, a series of continental and global women’s online chess tournaments and educative side events, will start on June 11, 2021.  The Queen’s Festival is a unique all-inclusive event with the aim to develop a strong global community of women in chess and enhance participation of women in all aspects… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine May 2021 is out! The May 2021 edition of the ECU E-Magazine can be read online together with interactive links and videos on the following link or can be doawnloaded as a PDF file down bellow. In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Hybrid Qualification Tournament Mitropa Cup 2021 ECU Girls’… Read More »

International Organisers Webinar

The Webinar for FIDE International Organizers will take place from June 28 – July 1. The event is organized by European Chess Union in cooperation with FIDE Events Commission and FIDE Women’s Commission, co-funded by FIDE Development Fund. The event will be organized for maximum 60 participants 15 female participants from any European federation, supported by FIDE Development… Read More »

Webinar for Erasmus #Friday June 18

Entry European National Chess Federations and their partners Schedule: 18 June 3-5 PM CET in a ZOOM-meeting. Description During the meeting you will be presented with the new rules for Erasmus+, how you make an application for an Erasmus+ project, what the process looks like, what the key factors for success are, and general advice. Practical examples of… Read More »

European Individual Chess Championship 2021- official invitation

European Individual Chess Championship 2021 will take place from August 26th (1st round) – September 5th in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Championship will be played according to the ECU Tournament Rules Swiss system of 11 rounds. The European Individual Chess Championship 2021 is a qualifying event for the FIDE World Cup 2023 with 23 qualification spots. The total prize… Read More »

Vladislav Artemiev wins European Hybrid Swiss Tiebreaks

European Hybrid Swiss tiebreak took place yesterday as a 9 rounds Swiss tournament, deciding the distribution of 32.000 EUR prize pool. 36 qualifiers for the FIDE World Cup 2021 participated the Finals. After 9 played rounds, two players tied for the top scoring 6.5 points each: Vladislav Artemiev (RUS, 2709) and Aleksandar Indjic (SRB, 2607). Additional tiebreak criteria… Read More »