13th EUROPEAN UNION YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 – 14

The Czech Chess Federation, under the patronage of the European Chess Union organizes the 13th European Union Youth Chess Championship 2015 in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic, from 18-27 August, 2015. The tournament is played in four categories: Under 8, 10, 12 and 14. Boys and Girls will play in the same tournament, but with two separate scores, so there will… Read More »

CHESS INFORMANT PARTNER OF ECU

The new policy of the European Chess Union is to support European chess values and traditions through key partnerships. Partnerships with the aim to succeed more benefits for the European National federations and the European competitions. European Chess Union announces Chess Informant as an official ECU Partner and Sponsor of the European Chess Championships. Main points of the… Read More »

INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL OPEN IASI 2015

  City Hall of Iasi and Iasi County Chess Association have the honor to invite all  chess players to take part in the International Chess Festival “OPEN IASI” 2nd Edition organized in Iasi, Romania, May 29 – June 6, 2015. The festival will have three sections with total prize fund EUR 23.000. Iasi has a history of over 600 years and… Read More »

INTERNATIONAL OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT PETROVAC 2015

Montenegro Chess Federation organises International Open Chess Tournament Petrovac 2015 from 8th to 14th May 2015. The tournament will be held in a a four plus-star Hotel Vile Oliva  http://www.vileoliva.com in a beautiful environment, in old town Petrovac which is on Budva Riviera. The hotel is 80 meters far from the sea and it has a spa center, indoor… Read More »

ZURAB AZMAIPARASHVILI VISIT TO REYKJAVIK – PHOTO REPORT

The ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili visited Iceland, during the Reykjavik Open 2015. The ECU President was invited from Icelandic Chess federation for the celebation of the 80th birthday of Mr. Fridrik Olafsson and the preparation of the European Team Chess Championship 2015 which will be held in November in Reykjavik. Mr. Azmaiparashvili attended the opening ceremony of… Read More »

CHESSBASE MEDIA PARTNER OF ECU

The new media policy of the European Chess Union is a long-term partnership with the main chess media for the better and wider promotion of chess, the better conditions for press and multiple benefits for the ECU members and annual competitions. European Chess Union announces that Chessbase GmbH became an official Media Partner of the ECU after an… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH U18 TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The Polish Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union and Mr. Bronisław Komorowski, the President of the Republic of Poland organizes the European Youth U18 Team Chess Championship 2015. The Championship will take place from 12-20 July, 2015, in Karpacz, Poland. The official venue will be New Queen of Karkonosze Hotel (Nowa Królowa Karkonoszy Hotel).… Read More »

NAJER IS THE NEW EUROPEAN CHAMPION

On the second Saturday prior to the last round the players enjoyed once again an enjoyable and instructive excursion. This time it was a city tour dedicated to the old city of the Israeli capital led by the chess NM and tourist guide Peter Gokhvat. The gong for the start of the 11th and final round was jointly… Read More »

NAJER IN THE SOLE LEAD AT EICC 2015

With just one round to go Russian GM Evgeny Najer is a sole leader in the European championship following his victory in the tenth round on Ukrainian Anton Korobov. The thriller of the round was the final phase of the game between Russian Denis Khismatullin and Ukrainian Pavel Eljanov (see below). The remaining top games Sjugirov vs Navara;… Read More »

THREE IN THE LEAD IN JERUSALEM

The ninth round of the European championship in Jerusalem witnesses once again dramatic changes at the lead. Former European champion , Russian Jan Nepomnianchtchi , the sole leader after round 7, met David Navara with the black pieces and fell victim to an excellent positional play of the Czech No.1. At the same time Ukrainian Anton Korobov beat… Read More »