BANK OF GEORGIA OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE ECU

European Chess Union announces the official launch of the sponsorship program by Bank of Georgia, a private Bank, belonging to the UK Company Bank of Georgia Holdings plc. Bank of Georgia will financially support the European Chess Union in a 4 years-program as announced in the ECU General Assembly in Batumi. The first installments for the 2015 ECU… Read More »

THE LEAD IS OVERTAKEN AT THE EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The European championship is half way to go and business start warming up with not less than four decisive games on the top five boards. Moreover, the proud Ukrainian leader Anton Korobov was finally beaten falling victim to an excellent preparation of his opponent, the former European champion Ian Nepomniachtchi. Three of his runners up were also defeated… Read More »

MAJOR UPSETS IN JERUSALEM AFTER 5 ROUNDS

Three major upsets were scored in the fifth round of the European championship when three experienced grandmasters were beaten once again by young Israeli players. Israeli Alex Khuzman by Omer Reshef, another Israeli Dan Zoler  by Matan Gorodetsky (more than 300 Elo points lower) and Russian Mikhail Antipov by Jonathan Bakalchuk (more than 250 points lower). Look who… Read More »

FIVE IN THE LEAD AT EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The second round of the European chess championship in Jerusalem already brought together a great deal of the 112 participating grandmasters and therefore no sensational upsets were witnessed, at least not of the kind we saw in round one. In the end of round two 25 GMs and a single IM were on perfect score. Russian GM Alexander… Read More »

EFIMOV AND BEREZOVSKA NEW MONACO CHESS CHAMPIONS

Grandmaster Igor Efimov (ELO 2390) wins Monaco Chess Championship for 2015, which was held in the Monaco Chess Club, 20-25 February 2015. He scored 5.5 points, the same as Karl Ribbegren (ELO 2202), but thanks to better tie-break, Efimov took the title. GM Algimantas Butnorius (ELO 2377) came clear third with 5 points. Svetlana Berezovska (ELO 1849) became… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER – EDITION FEBRUARY 2015

February 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In the February 2015 edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about European Individual Chess Championship 2015 in Jerusalem; Chess and Education – Meeting FIDE-ECU-RSSU; Chess Boards Collection of the Russian Chess Museum; European Universities Chess Championship 2015; Mitropa Cup 2015; Turkish Chess Federation stands up for… Read More »

EICC 2015 IN JERUSALEM OFFICIALLY OPENED

The European chess championship was opened Monday evening in a highly entertaining ceremony held in Ramada hotel in Jerusalem. Some prominent friends and supporters of Israeli chess were present notably chairman of the finances committee of the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) MP Nisan Slomiansky who was extremely instrumental in raising the funds for the event, chairman of the… Read More »

EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 STARTS TOMORROW

The European Individual Chess Championship for 2015 starts today in Ramada hotel in Jerusalem, where the opening ceremony will take place. The championship is organized by the municipality of Jerusalem and the Israel Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union The Championship gathers more than 250 players from 33 European federations, who will compete for… Read More »

TURKISH CHESS FEDERATION STANDS UP FOR WOMEN’S RIGTHS

Turkish Chess Federation decided to devote the Turkish Women’s Chess Championship 2015 to the 20 year-old Özgecan Aslan, a Turkish university student from Mesin, who was brutally murdered on 11th February, 2015.  The incident sparked outrage in Turkey and worldwide since was connected with discrimination against women. The President of the Turkish Chess Federation and FIDE Vice President,… Read More »