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 »

MITROPA CUP 2015

Austrian Chess Federation organizes Mitropa Cup 2015, from 13-22 June, 2015 in Mayrhofen/Austria, in the unique environment of the Alps. The official venue of the tournament is Congress Zillertal. The Federations have to confirm their participation up to 20th February 2015. The registration of the team composition has to be done until 30th May 2015. Chess federations entitled… Read More »

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

The 1st European Universities Chess Championship will take place in Yerevan/Armenia, from 6-11 October, 2015. The Championship is organized by the European University Sports Association, in cooperation with the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Education and Science, Armenian Student Sports Federation and Armenian Chess Federation. The event is included in the Official Calendar of the European Chess Union.… Read More »

CHESS AND EDUCATION – MEETING FIDE-ECU-RSSU

On 7th February, during the Moscow Open 2015, a joint meeting between representatives of FIDE, ECU and Russian State Social University was held in the University premises. The representatives of the European Chess Union were the ECU Secretary General, Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, the ECU Educational Commission Chairman Mr. Jesper Hall and Mr.  Alexander Kostyev as the ECU Educational… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER – EDITION JANUARY 2015

The first edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter in the new year is out! In the January 2015 edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015; Traditional European Chess Tournaments: Moscow Open 2015 and Liechtenstein Open 2015; ECU Calendar for 2015; Fun Zone with nice positions from the recently finished Azerbaijan, Armenian and… Read More »

MOSCOW OPEN 2015 STARTED

The 2015 Moscow Open – 11th International RSSU Chess Cup was has started. The festival takes place in Moscow, Russia from 29th January to 9th February, 2015. The tournament consists of 8 events, including Amateur, Veteran, Students, School and Chess Composition tournaments. The main events are Men’s and Women’s Cup of Russia Stage, gathering some of the top… Read More »

INVITATION FOR THE EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The European Chess Union and Turkish Chess Federation have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the ECU and eligible players to the European School Championships 2015 organised in Konya, Turkey from 24 June (arrivals) to 03 July (departures). Each National Federation or School Association or schools may enter an unlimited number of players in each… Read More »