EUROPEAN CHESS CLUB CUP SKOPJE 2015

The 31st European Club Cup and the 20th European Club Cup for Women will take place  in Skopje/FYR Macedonia, from  17th October (arrival and opening) to 25th October 2015 (departure). The official venue will be the 5* hotel Aleksandar Palace. The championships will be held in 7 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU… Read More »

EUROPEAN SMALL NATIONS TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

The 4th European Small Nations Chess Championship 2015 is afoot at Les Cotils in Guernsey. The Championship takes place from 18th until 25th April, 2015. The participating nations are: Andorra, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco and San Marino. After 4 rounds the team of Luxembourg is in the lead with maximum score – 8 match… Read More »

POLISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

Polish individual chess championships have a very long history. This year’s LOTTO Polish Chess Championship and BUDIMEX Polish Women’s Chess Championship were 72nd and 67th editions of those events. The best Polish players were not only fighting to prove their superiority in the country, but also to qualify for the national teams for the forthcoming  European Team Championship,… Read More »

ROMANIAN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – FINALS

National Individual Championships of Romania for Men and Women – Finals are taking place in Calimanesti from 18th to 28th April, 2015. Top players in Men’s Championship are Constantin Lupulescu (2635), Mihai Marin (2591), Mircea-Emilian Parligras (2582) and Vladislav Nevednichy (2576) and Corina-Isabela Peptan (2430), Cristina-Adela Foisor (2384), Elena-Luminita Cozma (2323), Mihaela Sandu (2303) in Women’s Championship. Both events… Read More »

MARIYA MUZYCHUK IS THE NEW WORLD WOMEN CHESS CHAMPION

Mariya Muzychuk from Ukraine is the new World Women Chess Champion! She won the FIDE World Championship in knockout format after defeating Natalia Pogonina from Russia with 2,5-1,5 in the final match. The Championship was held in Sochi/Russia, 16 March – 7 April, 2015. Mariya Muzychuk started with a loss, but eliminated Canadian Yuanling Yuan in round 1 of the… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER MARCH 2015

March 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 Chess Championship 2015 in Jerusalem; Chess an Official Sport at European Universities – Memorandum between ECU and EUSA; ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili in Reykjavik; ECU Sponsors and Partners – Bank of Georgia, ChessBase and Chess Informant; Meeting… Read More »

CHESS AN OFFICIAL SPORT AT THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES

On Saturday 28th March, in Zagreb, Croatia a memorandum between the European Universities Sports Association (EUSA) and the European Chess Union (ECU) was signed. The memorandum represents the inclusion of chess in the official sports program of the EUSA annual events.  Chess is the 19th sport included in EUSA competitions. The agreement was signed during the EUSA annual… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID & BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Vojvodina Chess Federation under the auspices and support of the European Chess Union and Serbian Chess Federation organizes the 15th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Novi Sad/Serbia, July 31st to August 6th, 2015. The tournament hall will be “Master centar Novosadskog sajma” – Master Centre of Novi Sad Fair. Deadline for registration is June 26, 2015. Registration form… Read More »

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO.2/2015

Dear Chess Friends, ECU Board meeting took place from 6th to 8th March in Jerusalem/Israel, with a full agenda. Many important decisions were made. We would like to thank the Israel Chess Federation for an excellent organization and hosting of the meeting. Main information and decisions of the meeting: ECU Board was informed by the ECU bookkeeper Kurt… Read More »

GM WOJTASZEK WINS POLISH-HUNGARIAN FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT

Last weekend, 21-22 March, 2015 the most spectacular chess event took place in Katowice, Southern Poland. For the third time chess players from all over the world had the chance to fight against each other in one of the biggest halls in Europe – The International Conference Centre in Katowice. The Centre hosted 843 players, among them many Grandmasters and International Masters. Among them,… Read More »