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.

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 - REGULATIONS

2013-03-12

GENERAL REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED

European Chess Union and Montenegro Chess Federation have the pleasure to publish general Regulations of the European Youth Championship 2013 which will be held in Budva (Montenegro) from September 28 to October 9.

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