VASSILY IVANCHUK WINS TOURNAMENT OF PEACE 2019

After 10 played rounds at historical Tournament of Peace, Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR, 2679) triumphed the event with score of 7 points. Scoring 7 points, Vassily Ivanchuk was the sole Winner of the event and on the live rating list, crossed 2700 line, having live rating of 2701! Second place went to Bosiocic Marin (CRO, 2598), with 6.5 points,… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID & BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP OPENS IN TALLINN

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2019 opens tomorrow in Tallinn, Estonia, and will be taking place from 30th November to 4th December. The event launches with a Competition in Solving problems, tomorrow evening. Next on the schedule is the European Youth Rapid Chess Championship 2019, which will be played on 1st and 2nd December, while Rapid… Read More »

LONDON CHESS CONFERENCE 2019

7th edition of the London Chess Conference takes place on 30th November and 1st December 2019, with the main theme Chess & Female Empowerment. The conference examines the involvement of women and girls in chess and presents insights into how to improve the gender balance. 2019 London Chess Conference will be of interest to women chess players, organisers… Read More »

EUROPEAN WOMEN RAPID&BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 STARTS IN MONACO

European Women Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2019 starts tomorrow and takes place from 29th November- till 1st December in Monte-Carlo/Monaco. The first on the schedule is European Women Blitz Chess Championship 2019 which will be played tomorrow in Hotel Novotel. 91 players coming from 25 European federation will participate the Blitz event and the top seeds are: Kosteniuk Alexandra… Read More »

EUROPEAN GOLDEN PAWN AWARD CEREMONY

European Chess Union Board has decided to establish the annual award ceremony – “European Golden Pawn” – that will be held every year on the last Saturday of November in Monaco (Monte-Carlo). First year of the award ceremony will be dedicated to European legends and their achievements The 1st European Golden Pawn Award Ceremony will take place on… Read More »

WORLD SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN BUCHAREST

FIDE World Senior Chess Champions 2019 have been announced yesterday in Bucharest, Romania. The event was played in 2 age categories: 50+ and 65+, Open and Women section, with participation of 366 players. In Open 65+ section, after 11 played rounds, Vaganian Rafael (ARM, 2541), Vaisser Anatoli (FRA, 2497) and Balashov Yuri S (RUS, 2457) tied for the… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL TEAM INTERNET CHESS CHAMPIONS 2019 ANNOUNCED

The third edition of ECU School Team Internet Chess Championship 2019 was played on 13th and 20th of November, in two age categories: U11 and U17. 46 teams from 10 federations participated the event which was played on the Chess King Playing Zone platform. In U11 section, Moscow School No.2101 (Russia) took a convincing victory with 7 victories… Read More »

EUROPEAN CLUB CUP 2019 CONCLUDED IN ULCINJ, MONTENEGRO

European Club Cup 2019 concluded yesterday in Ulcinj, Montenegro. Teams Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova from Italy and Batumi Chess Club Nona from Georgia became the Champions of 35th European Club Cup and 24th European Women Club Cup. In the last round of the event, Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova won the match against top seed Alkaloid, and with a perfect score… Read More »

ONE ROUND LEFT BEFORE ANNOUNCEMENT OF EUROPEAN CLUB CUP WINNERS

After six played rounds at European Club Cup 2019 in Ulcinj, Montenegro, Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova (ITA) and Nona (GEO) emerged as the sole leaders in Open and Women’s section, respectively. After defeating Vugar Gashimov (AZE) in the round 5, team of Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova remained as the only team with perfect score and all 5 victories. In the… Read More »

NORDIC QUEENS SEMINAR 2019

European Chess Union and ECU EDU Commission supported by the FIDE Development fund organised on 9th of November in Stockholm, Sweden the Nordic QueenS Seminar. The main theme of the Seminar was equality between genders in chess. During the seminar, Chairman of ECU Educational Commission, Jesper Hall, and member of ECU Women’s Commission, Alice O’Gorman, presented the results… Read More »