GEORGIA APPROVES HUGE CHESS PROGRAMME UNTIL 2018 CHESS OLYMPIAD

On December 30 of 2014, the programme of chess development (2015-2018) has been approved by the government. Programme objectives: • Measures to support promotion and development of chess in Georgia. • Trainings for Georgian National and Age teams to reach to appropriate level and for the players to compete successfully in international competitions. • International competitions shall be… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER – EDITION DECEMBER 2014

The European Chess Union has published the December 2014 edition of the monthly Newsletter. In the December 2014 edition you will find: The report about the European Blitz & Rapid Championship 2014 in Worclaw; The report about the World Youth U-16 Olympiad 2014 in Gyor; Reports about the ECU President Mr. Azmaiparashvili official visits to Podgorica, Skopje and Jerusalem; Meeting of the ECU officials… Read More »

THE TEAM OF INDIA WINS WORLD YOUTH U-16 OLYMPIAD IN GYOR

The Hungarian Chess Federation organized the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad for teams in Győr (Hungary) from 12-22 December 2014. The event gathered 256 young chess players from 37 countries, and after 10 rounds the best among them became the team of India. Indians scored 18 match points, full point ahead the silver Russia. Bronze went to the… Read More »

NAVARA AND DUDA WON EUROPEAN BLITZ AND RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

The European Blitz & Rapid Championship 2014 was held in Worclaw/Poland 19-21 December, 2014, in the Centennial Hall. The European Championship in Blitz took place on Friday. It gathered more than 600 players from 31 countries. The best among them was Czech Grandmaster David Navara. He scored 19 points and became the new European Blitz Champion. Jan Krzysztof… Read More »

ECU PRESIDENT ZURAB AZMAIPARASHVILI IN PODGORICA AND SKOPJE

The ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili paid an official visit to Montenegro Chess Federation. Mr. Azmaiparashvili had a meeting with the Director of the Administration of Sport Mr. Igor Vusurovic, the President of the Montenegro Olympic Committee, Mr. Dusan Simonovic and the President of the Montenegro Chess Federation, Mrs. Angelina Vukovic. The meeting was also attended by Mr.… Read More »

EICC 2015 PRIZE FUND RAISES TO 120.000 EUROS AND MAY RAISE MORE

The ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili had an inspection trip to Jerusalem on the 11th-12th of December.  Mr. Azmaiparashvili visited the hotels and the playing hall that will host the European Individual Championship from 23 February to 9 March 2015.  During his stay in Jerusalem he met and had talks with the Chairman of the Israel Chess Federation… Read More »

ANAND WINS LONDON CHESS CLASSIC 2014

Viswanathan Anand Anand won the 6th London Chess Classic on tie-break from Vladimir Kramnik and Anish Giri after defeating Michael Adams with the black pieces in the final round on Sunday. Final scores in tie-break order: 1 Anand 7, 2 Kramnik 7, 3 Giri 7, 4 Nakamura 6, 5 Adams 4, 6 Caruana 4.Vishy Anand has won the London Chess… Read More »

WORLD YOUTH CHESS OLYMPIAD U16 IN GYOR OPENED

The opening ceremony of the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad for teams in Gyor/Hungary was held yesterday in the National Theatre in Gyor. Mr. Miklos Sesztak, the President of the Hungarian Chess Federation and Minister of National Development greeted the participants with the words of Benjamin Franklin and confirmed: the Hungarian Federation would apply for the organization of… Read More »