1ST ECU CONGRESS STARTS IN 2 DAYS

The 1st ECU Congress and the Annual ECU General Assembly will be held in Bar/Montenegro, 7-11 October, 2015. The host is Montenegro Chess Federation, and the official venue will be Castle of King Nikola. Schedule: Hosting Hotel is Hotel Princess, Bar (4 stars). Transfers from and to the airport of Podgorica will be free of charge for the congress participants.… Read More »

ECU AND EU READY FOR JOINT PROJECTS

ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and chess legend GM Judit Polgar visited Brussels on 2nd and 3rd June, 2015 for important meetings with the European Commission (Education, Culture & Sports) and the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education. ECU Deputy President Ion Dobronauteanu, ECU Treasurer Martin Huba and the Delegate of the Hungarian Chess Federation Gusztav Font also… Read More »

ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK WINS EUROPEAN-ACP WOMEN’S RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP

Russian Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk won the 2015 European-ACP Women’s Rapid Chess Championship with 8.5/11 points. Kosteniuk took the gold despite the loss in the final round, thanks to the previous row of six consecutive victories. GM Valentina Gunina (RUS) was the only one to overtake Kosteniuk, but she was defeated by the newly crowned European Champion GM Natalia Zhukova… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER MAY 2015

May 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about European Individual Women’s Championship 2015; Report about European Senior Chess Championship 2015; Report about the final stage of FIDE Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk; ECU Office opens in Tbilisi; In Memoriam Joaquim Durão and Nusret Causevic; Fun Zone with nice Mate… Read More »

NATALIA ZHUKOVA IS THE NEW EUROPEAN WOMEN’S CHAMPION

Ukrainian Grandmaster Natalia Zhukova (2456) became the 16th European Women’s Champion, after she defeated GM Elina Danielian (ARM 2458) in the final round of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi. After a loss in the 2nd round from IM Lilit Galojan (2275) Zhukova made an amazing performance: 8.5 out of 9, with 3 wins, 1… Read More »

ZHUKOVA DEFEATS BATSIASHVILI, TAKES THE LEAD

GM Natalia Zhukova (UKR 2456) defeated the leader IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) in the direct encounter and took the sole lead with one round to go. Round 10 of the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi was marked by the clash of the leader and Georgian hope Batsiashvili and former European Champion Ukrainian Zhukova.… Read More »

PROJECT ‘CHESS IN SCHOOLS’ IN POLAND

The project “Education through Chess in School” is organized and guided by Polish Chess Federation in cooperation with the provincial chess unions and local authorities. It is addressed to primary schools for pupils from classes I-III. Key partners for Polish Chess Federation include Ministry of National Education and Ministry of Sport & Tourism. The idea to introduce chess… Read More »

BATSIASHVILI CONTINUES THE WINNING ROW AT EIWCC 2015

The things are heating up at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi/Georgia. IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) continues her winning row by defeating WGM Olga Girya (RUS 2479) in the 8th round of the Championship. The Slav Defence was played and White got slightly better position after the opening thanks to more space and pair… Read More »

INVITATION FOR BIDS

The European Chess Union is inviting federations to submit bids for the organization of the official European Championships in 2017. The bids must be submitted exclusively in the Bid form regulated by the ECU (sent in the attachment). For any additional documents delivered separately from the bid form, it must be stated in the bid form what they relate to. The… Read More »