Nana Dzagnidze wins FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Lausanne

After very intense finish of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Lausanne in Switzerland, Nana Dzagnidze (GEO) claimed the title of the Winner, thanks to better tiebreaks than Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS), who won silver medal. The Winner was decided in the last 11th round of the event, since leaders of the 10th round, Nana Dzagnidze and Aleksandra Goryachkina, played… Read More »

USA and Russia win World Senior Team Chess Championship 2020

Teams of USA and Russia are announced as the Winners of 50+ and 65+ (respectively) sections of FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2020 after 7 played rounds, due to the current situation of expansion of corona virus, COVID-19. During the tournament, the government of the Czech Republic and the National Security Council have declared preventive measures against… Read More »


The Expo Dubai 2020 school chess tournament will be held between the months of April and December 2020 in its classification phase. The on-site phase will be held in March 2021, in accordance with these rules. Matches will be played trough Chess24 online platform, while final phase will be played in March 2021 during Expo Dubai 2020. The… Read More »

European Senior Chess Championship postponed

The European Senior Chess Championship 2020 was scheduled for 17th to 27th of April in Jastrzebia Gora, Poland.   The event involve the travel and presence of about 200 players and others at the venue. Given the current health with the declared pandemic of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), instruction of WHO, sports and National Health authorities for people over age 60 to avoid travels and crowed places, as also concerns expressed by many participants, European Chess Union and Polish Chess Federation set as… Read More »


Five rounds have been already played in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the 3rd stage of the Women Grand Prix. Harika Dronavalli (IND) and Goryachkina Alexandra (RUS) emerged on the top, scoring 3.5 points, each. They are followed by Kashlinskaya Alina (RUS) and Nana Dzagnidze (GEO) who tie for the third place, each with 3 points. The 6th round is… Read More »

Joint statement by FIDE and the ECU

As you know, three major events are planned for April 2020 in Crete, Greece. 1. World Cadet & Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 20202. World Amateur Chess Championship 20203. European School Championships 2020. These events involve the travel and presence of hundreds of players and others at the venue. Given the current health situation in Europe and… Read More »

FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2020 starts today

FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2020 starts today in Prague, Czech Republic. The 1st round of the event starts today at 15:00 local time. The Championship is played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+, and 106 teams participate the event. Top seeds of the 50+ section are: USA1, LASKER SCHACHSTIFTUNG GK (Germany), Czech Republic 1, England… Read More »

Bidding Procedure

The European Chess Union invites the National federations members to submit bids for the organisation of the official European Chess Championships in 2022 & 2023. The bids must be submitted exclusively in the Bid form regulated by the ECU (in the attachment). For any additional documents delivered separately from the bid form, it must be stated in the… Read More »


European School Chess Individual Cup 2020 will take place from 5th-14th June 2020 in Budva, Montenegro. The event will be played in 5 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13 and U15, open and girls separately. In case that less than 10 participants registered for girl group, the girls section will be merged with the same open age group… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine February 2020 is out! In the February 2020 ECU Magazine you may read about: ECU inspection to venue of European Individual Chess Championship 2020 in Slovenia ECU Meetings in Austria Boris Kutin award for Lifetime Achievement 90th FIDE Congress Prague Chess Festival 2020 Aeroflot Open 2020 Graz Open 2020 ECU Teacher Course in Yerevan, Armenia Arbiters… Read More »