ECU NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2015

November 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about European Team Chess Championship 2015; Report about World Senior Chess Championship 2015; Report about FIDE World Youth & Cadets Chess Championship 2015; London Chess Conference 2015; ECU President at working meeting in the Ministry of Finance of Georgia; Fun Zone; Upcoming… Read More »

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DRAW FOR LONDON CHESS CLASSIC PUBLISHED

The draw for the highly anticipated London Chess Classic, which is just one week away now, was performed by Tournament Director Malcolm Pein and Deputy Arbiter David Sedgwick with the pupils of Marion Richardson Primary School on Monday 23rd November. This year’s London Chess Classic promises to be the most exciting to date, as it constitutes the final… Read More »

DOUBLE GOLD FOR RUSSIA IN REYKJAVIK

The national teams of Russia have completely dominated the 2015 European Team Chess Championships, winning the gold medals in both Men’s and Women’s tournaments. In the final round of the Men’s section Russia tied the match against Hungary to complete the race with 15 points and take the winner’s trophy. This is Russia’s first gold in the European… Read More »

LAST ROUND OF ETCC DECIDES THE CHAMPIONSHIP

With one round to go, both Russian teams are still in the lead, but none of them have won the title with a round to spare, which is good for the tournament’s suspense! In the open section, Russia was held to another draw, this time by the Armenians. Nepomniachtchi opened the score for the Russians by beating Movsesian,… Read More »

RUSSIA HEADING TOWARDS DOUBLE TITLE AT ETCC 2015

The main news of today’s 7th round is that in both sections the Russian teams not only managed to maintain their lead, they even further increased the gap to their closest pursuers! In the open section, Russia managed to beat France by the narrowest of margins after a nice victory by Grischuk against Fressinet. Bacrot was pushing against… Read More »

RUSSIA KEEPS THE LEAD WITH 3 MORE ROUNDS TO GO

We witnessed yet another day of high-quality, exciting chess at the Laugardalshöll in Reykjavik today and both Russian teams were able to maintain their lead. In the open section, all the top boards were very close affairs, as can be told by the fact that the 6(!) first matches all ended in a 2.5-1.5 score. In the top… Read More »

ACP MASTERS ARRIVES IN ASHDOD

The strongest invitational tournament ever to be held in Israel will be hosted by the city of Ashdod, in collaboration with the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) on December 7-10 during the Chanukah holiday. Participants: GM Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukraine 2825 GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, Russia 2821 GM Gadir Guseinov, Azerbaijan 2739 GM Richard Rapport, Hungary 2736 GM Boris Gelfand,… Read More »

RUSSIAN TEAMS REMAIN THE LEAD AT ETCC BEFORE THE REST DAY

As the tournament crosses the halfway mark here in Reykjavik, the Russian men maintain their lead, while the ladies even further increase theirs! While the top board clash between Russia and Azerbaijan in the open section ended 2-2 (with all four boards being drawn), the board 2 to 5 matches all ended in decisive results. On board 2,… Read More »

RUSSIA LEADER IN BOTH SECTIONS AFTER 4 ROUNDS AT ETCC

What a day for the Russian teams in Reykjavik! In both sections we had the clash between the top two seeds in the tournament today and the matches didn’t disappoint. In the open section the Russians cruised to a 3-1 victory against Ukraine, while in the women’s section they beat Georgia with a merciless 3.5-0.5 score. In the… Read More »