Announcement – European Youth Chess 2021

European Chess Union and Turkish Chess Federation have decided to postpone European Youth Chess Championship in Antalya, Turkey, until 2022, taking into account the following parameters.  1. European Youth Chess Championship is a mass competition (with 2000 participants, players, coaches and accompanying persons).2. The situation with Covid19 in Europe is still unstable. 3. The youth event involves U18 players,… Read More »

ECU – CIS.US – Press release

The European Chess Union and US-based Chess in Schools Announce a Cooperative Agreement to Develop Chess in Education in the United States Download the Press Release [Tuscaloosa, Alabama] – Chess in Schools (CIS) is pleased to announce a cooperative agreement with the European Chess Union (ECU) supporting Chess in Education (CIE) in the United States. Under the agreement,… Read More »

Happy International Chess Day!

Today, 20th of July, the World celebrates the #InternationalChessDay. The International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded 97 years ago, on 20th July 1924 in Paris. The idea to celebrate this day as the International Chess Day was proposed by UNESCO, and it has been celebrated as such since 1966. On December 12, 2019, the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution recognising the… Read More »

ECU General Assembly 2021

To: European National Chess Federations Re: Invitation to the ECU General Assembly 2021 Dear Ladies and Sirs, I have the pleasure to invite you to the ECU General Assembly 2021 to be held in Terme Catez, Slovenia on Saturday 13th November 2021.  The official venue of the ECU GA will be in Hotel Terme Conference Hall. Proposals from… Read More »

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 – Press release

At the turn of August and September this year, the European Senior Team Chess Championship 2021 will take place at the Don Giovanni Hotel in Prague, known for hosting the prestigious Prague International Chess Festival. The event was announced relatively recently, as the original organizer from Poland had to back out. We have extensive experience with senior events… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine June 2021 is out! In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: Mediterranean Chess Championship 2021 Communique of the ECU Board Meeting Preview and information about 6 announced ECU events Queen’s Chess Festival FIDE ECU International Organisers Seminar ECU EDU Activities Arbiters Corner Fun Zone The June 2021 edition of the ECU E-Magazine… Read More »


The FIDE World Cup 2021 and FIDE Women’s World Cup 2021 open today in Sochi, Russia. The events will be simultaneously played in a knockout system. 206 players will participate in the Open event and 103 participants in Women’s World Cup. Not only that this year the list of participants is extended, but FIDE World Cup 2021 features… Read More »

10th Riga Technical University Open 2021

Press release: Riga Technical University Open comes back for a special 10th edition In these uncertain times we are pleased to announce some good news – the 10th edition of Riga Technical University Open has just been confirmed for 7th till 15th August! That means one of the biggest chess Festivals in Europe is back after a one… Read More »

European Senior Chess Championship 2021 – Official regulations

European Senior Chess Championship 2021 will take place from 25th September – 5th October in Budoni, Italy. The event will be played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+, Open and Women sections separately. The events will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes till the… Read More »