European Online Chess Championship starts in Chess.com

European Online Chess Championship launches today with the start of the A qualification competition, for players rated 1000-1400. More than 1600 players registered for the A competition and the qualification event starts today at 17:00 (CEST). The qualification event will be played in 7 rounds with time control 10 minutes + 2 seconds of an increment starting from… Read More »

ECU SCHOOL CHESS TEACHER COURSES MAY/JUNE

After three organized ECU Online School Chess Teacher Courses and 211 new graduates in April 2020, European Chess Union organizes 7 Online courses in five languages: German, English, Dutch, French and Spanish in period from 20th May-28th June. “ECU101 TRAINING COURSE: The SMART Method to Teach Chess” will cover the basic didactic principles and is suitable for teachers… Read More »

ESET an Official ECU Partner

European Chess Union is delighted to announce ESET as a new ECU partner and also as a sponsor of the European Online Chess Championship (16-31 May 2020).   ESET is a pioneer of antivirus protection, creating award-winning threat detection software.  ESET’s goal is to make sure that everybody can enjoy the breathtaking opportunities that technology offers. ESET security solutions allow… Read More »

MAGNUS CARLSEN WINS TOP ONLINE INVITATIONAL EVENT

Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen won “Magnus Carlsen Invitational” Online tournament after defeating Hikaru Nakamura in the finals of the event. The final match was played with rapid time control: 15 minutes+ 10 seconds of an increment, and it started with Carlsen’s victory with white pieces. Nakamura striked back in the 2nd round of the match and… Read More »

ECU E-MAGAZINE APRIL 2020

ECU E-Magazine April 2020 is out!   In April 2020 edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Online Chess Championship 2020 FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup ECU Online activities: several Webinars and Online courses Arbiters corner Legends questions: Meet GM Margeir Petursson FUN Zone April 2020 edition of the ECU Magazine may be read online… Read More »

ECU HOSTS A FIDE TRAINER ONLINE SEMINAR

European Chess Union and the International Chess Federation Trainers’ Commission organise and ECU/FIDE Trainer Online Seminar from 5th-7th June 2020. The seminar will be held in English and is open to all participants: Lecturers are: FST & GM Artur Yusupov FST & GM Ivan Sokolov FST & GM Alexander Motylev FST & IM Jesper Hall Information and Registration:… Read More »

FIDE CHESS.COM ONLINE NATIONS CUP

FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup will take place from 5th-10th May 2020, through a chess.com platform. Six teams will take part in this competition: Russia, USA, Europe, China, India and a team representing the “Rest of the World.” Teams are composed of 4 players + 2 reserve players, and in each round one female player must be in… Read More »

ONLINE ECU/FIDE ARBITERS SEMINAR

Within the ECU Online activities, European Chess Union organises the ECU/FIDE Online Arbiters Seminar from 3th-7th May 2020. The seminar will follow all the standards required by FIDE and will also provide information for ECU arbiters from the members of ECU Arbiter’s Council. Basic information: Organizer: European Chess UnionDates: 3. – 7. 5. 2020Venue: Online-Zoom Platform Language: EnglishRegistration fee: 50 €Lecturer: IA Jirina… Read More »