14.04.2014 Category: Other

FIDE PRESIDENT KIRSAN ILYUMZHINOV VISITS ECU OFFICE IN BELGRADE

Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president of FIDE, and Assistant to the FIDE President Mr. Berik Balgabaev have paid a visit to the office of the European Chess Union in Belgrade today.FIDE delegation accompanied by the President of the Serbian Chess Federation Mr. Miroslav Kopanja and the member of the Executive Board of Serbian Chess Federation Mr. Danko Bokan were received by the ECU Secretary General Ms. Sava Stoisavljevic.The meeting was held in a friendly and cooperative atmosphere.

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14.04.2014 Category: Senior Chess

ESTCC 2014 – GOLD TO RUSSIA, SIBENIK GREAT HOST

The European Chess Union and Croatian Chess Federation organized the 13th European Senior Team Championship from 31 March – 10 April 2014 in Sibenik/Croatia. The official venue of the Championship was the beautiful tourist resort "Solaris".After 9 days of great fights, the first team of Russia triumphed with 16 match points and defended the title.The victory of Russia 1 was very convincing, with 8 won matches and only one loss. Leading from the very beginning of the tournament, they justified the role of the first seed and main favourite of the Championship.The silver medal went to the team of the host – Croatia, with 14 match points. Croatia was the only team to defeat the winner and they showed very good games and fighting spirit.Bronze medal went to Slovakia, who had the same score as Bosnia and Herzegovina (13 match points), but thanks to the better tie-break (game points) Slovakia took the medal and the trophy.The closing ceremony was held in a nice and warm atmosphere, during the ceremonial dinner and with the music performance of duo Tramontana.The prizes for the winning teams were awarded by Mr. Josip Leko, President of the Croatian Chess Federation, while the special prize for the best team over 65 years old was awarded by Mr. Vladimir Sakotic, Executive Director of the European Chess Union.The individual prizes were awarded by Mr. Lovre Skugor, Director of the Hotel Niko.Participants who were awarded individually received valuable prizes – 7 days for 2 persons in one of the hotels of the resort Solaris, during the upcoming tourist season.The final standings can be seen on Chess-Results36 teams from 16 national federations participated in the tournament this year, with the total number of 158 players. The competition was very strong, with 19 GMs, 16 IMs and 27 FMs competing.The Championship was played in 9 rounds following the Swiss System. Time control was 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to the end of the game + 30 seconds increment for each move starting from move one.All the games were broadcast live on the championship website.For more information you can visit the official website of the Championship http://sent2014.crochess.com/ 

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10.04.2014 Category: Senior Chess

RUSSIA 1 NEW EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHAMPION!

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2014, which was held in Sibenik, a beautiful costal town in Croatia, was terminated yesterday.After 9 days of great fights the first team of Russia triumphed with 16 match points. In the last round they defeated Italia with 3.5-0.5 and assured the title. The victory of Russia 1 was very convincing, with 8 won matches and only one lost. They were leading from the very beginning of the tournament and they justified the role of the first seed and the main favourite of the Championship.The players of the winning team were:GM Semen I. Dvoirys 2560GM Evgeny Gleizerov 2531GM Alexei Gavrilov 2466GM Yuri S. Balashov 2446IM Vladimir V. Zhelnin 2457The silver medal went to team of the host – Croatia, with 14 match points. Croatia was the only team to defeat the winner and they showed very good games and fighting spirit.Bronze medal went to Slovakia, who had the same score as Bosnia and Herzegovina (13 match points), but thanks to the better tie-break (game points) Slovakia took the medal and the trophy.The final standings can be seen on Chess-ResultsFor more information, you can visit the official website of the Championship http://sent2014.crochess.com/

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08.04.2014 Category: Senior Chess

ESTCC SIBENIK 2014 – SERIOUS CANDIDATES FOR THE TITLE TWO ROUNDS BEFORE THE END

7 rounds of the European Senior Team Chess Championship in Sibenik have been played so far, and the favorites have already emerged. There are three teams who seriously aspire to the title.Russia 1 is still in the sole lead, even after loosing its first match against Croatia in the 7th round. Croatia celebrated with the minimum score, which brough the hope for them that the title might not be as unattainable as it seemed at first.Bosnia and Herzegovina has the same match points as Croatia – 5, and is also competing for the title.The current ranking after round 7 can se seen hereThe top pairings of the round 8 are: Finland 1 vs Croatia, Russia 1 vs England 1, Slovakia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey vs Italia, Belgium vs Russia 2, etc.As the tournament is coming closer to the end, it is getting  more and more exciting.  Two more rounds to go, and we will see who will manage to win the title.Rounds are played at 3.30 pm local time, and all the games are broadcast online at the official website of the Championship http://www.sent2014.crochess.com/Photo source http://www.sent2014.crochess.com/

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FIDE PRESIDENT KIRSAN ILYUMZHINOV VISITS ECU OFFICE IN BELGRADE

Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president of FIDE, and Assistant to the FIDE President Mr. Berik Balgabaev have paid a visit to the office of the European Chess Union in Belgrade today.

ESTCC 2014 – GOLD TO RUSSIA, SIBENIK GREAT HOST

The European Chess Union and Croatian Chess Federation organized the 13th European Senior Team Championship from 31 March – 10 April 2014 in Sibenik/Croatia. The official venue of the Championship was the beautiful tourist resort "Solaris".

RUSSIA 1 NEW EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHAMPION!

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2014, which was held in Sibenik, a beautiful costal town in Croatia, was terminated yesterday.

ESTCC SIBENIK 2014 – SERIOUS CANDIDATES FOR THE TITLE TWO ROUNDS BEFORE THE END

7 rounds of the European Senior Team Chess Championship in Sibenik have been played so far, and the favorites have already emerged. There are three teams who seriously aspire to the title.

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ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND ECU ELECTIONS 2014

ECU office has sent to all national federations the invitation to the ECU General Assembly and ECU Elections 2014 in Tromso, Norway. The General Assembly is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. on 10 August, while the Elections will be held on 11 August 2014.

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THE ALL-UKRAINIAN CHARITY FOUNDATION "CHESS FOR CHILDREN" WAS DECLARED "SOCIAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR" AT THE NATIONAL AWARD CEREMONY “SPORT STARS – 2013” IN UKRAINE

On the 6th of April 2014 the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was celebrated for the first time in Ukraine. The Day was launched at the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 23rd of August 2013. To celebrate this day in April 2014 the Sport Committee of Ukraine organized festive ceremony “Sport Stars of the Year” for awarding the best sport personalities in 2013.  Read More

RECOMMENDED ARBITERS FROM EUROPE FOR CHESS OLYMPIAD 2014 IN TROMSO

President of the European Chess Union Mr. Silvio Danailov has sent a letter to FIDE President Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov with the list of 12 recommended Arbiters from Europe for the forthcoming Olympiad 2014 in Tromso, Norway. Read More

ESCC OPORTO 2014 OFFICIALLY FINISHED WITH RAPID AND BLITZ TOURNAMENTS

European Senior Chess Championship in Oporto, which consisted of classical, rapid and blitz tournaments is officially finished. Classical tournament, which took place from 9th till 17th March 2014, were followed by rapid and blitz events. Read More

WEBSITE LAUNCHED AND REGULATIONS PUBLISHED FOR EIWCC PLOVDIV 2014

Bulgarian chess Federation has launched the official website for the upcoming 15th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2014 at www.eiwcc2014.eu
The Championship will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from July 5 (day of arrival) until July 18 (day of departure) 2014. The tournament will be held at “Hall Plovdiv” in the hotel “Novotel” Plovdiv. Read More

EXCITING CHESS SUMMER IN BULGARIA THIS YEAR – TRADITION CONTINUES!

The same as last year, many chess players and chess lovers will have the opportunity to participate in two big tournaments in Bulgaria this summer - Grand Europe Cup Albena and Grand Europe Cup Golden Sands, within the event Bulgarian Chess Summer 2014. Read More

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 – KAVALA IS WAITING FOR YOU!

The beautiful seaside city Kavala, located in the northern Greece will host the European School Chess Championship for 2014. The event will take place from 13 to 27 June, 2014, in the City Conference Hall.
The Championship will be held in 12 age groups: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, Boys and Girls separately. Read More
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