19.08.2014 Category: Other

PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA CONGRATULATE MR. AZMAIPARASHVILI ON WINNING THE ECU ELECTIONS

On the occasion of winning the election for President of the European Chess Union, President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, and the Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Irakli Gharibashvili congratulated Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili.We present their letters in their entirety. Letter of Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia Dear Zurab,I would like to express my sincere congratulations to your victory at the presidential election of the European Chess Union. I want to congratulate this important phenomenon to Georgian Chess players, our citizens, as well as the European chess fans.I am sure that international community made a right decision by electing such a worthy person as the leader of the European Chess Union. On the other side, you deserved this honor and responsibility by hard work and warm attitude towards your business.I believe that your efforts will be fruitful for the development of sports infrastructure and chess popularization in Georgia and in Europe.Once again, I wish you success, health and happiness. Sincerely,Giorgi Margvelashvili Letter of Mr. Irakli Gharibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Dear Zurab,I would like to express my sincere congratulations to your victory at the presidential election of the European Chess Union.You, First Deputy Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, are the first person in the Sport’s History of Georgia who achieved high rank position at the international sport arena. It is a very important phenomenon in our country’s sport life.It is very pleasant, that you will be the head of such an influential sport union in the world.Dear Zurab, I wish you courage and success. Sincerely,Irakli Gharibashvili

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18.08.2014 Category: Other

RESULTS OF THE ECU ELECTIONS

On 11th August, 2014 European Chess Union elections were held in Tromso, Norway. Here are the results: Elected Presidential ticket:Zurab Azmaiparashvili – PresidentIon-Serban Dobronauteanu – Deputy PresidentFinnbjorn Vang – Vice PresidentTheodoros Tsorbatzoglou – Secretary GeneralMartin Huba – Treasurer In addition, the three additional Board members were elected:Adrian Mikhalchishin (SLO)Johann Pocksteiner (AUT)Jean-Michel Rapaire (MNC) The former ECU President Silvio Danailov (BUL) accepted the position of Honorary President in the newly elected ECU Board.In addition, the ECU General Assembly elected Mr. Aris Ozolins (LAT) as the ECU Auditor. Mr. Branimir Jukic (CRO) was declared as ECU Deputy Auditor.According to FIDE regulations, Europe will be represented in FIDE Executive Board by its President Mr. Azmaiparashvili, Deputy President Mr. Dobronauteanu and four elected members as follows:Carl Fredrik Johansson (SWE)Jean-Claude Moingt (FRA)Kevin O’Connell (IRL)Roberto Rivello (ITA)

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11.08.2014 Category: Other

ZURAB AZMAIPARASHVILI ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN CHESS UNION

At the elections of the European Chess Union, held in Tromso (Norway), Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili of Georgia was elected the ECU President. 33 delegates voted for him, while the confidence in his rival, former President Mr.  Silvio Danailov (Bulgaria) was placed by 18 delegates.In addition, apart from Mr. Azmaiparashvili, the members of his “ticket” were elected to office:ECU Vice President – Mr. Finnbjørn Vang from Faroe Islands;ECU Deputy President – Mr. Ion Serban Dobronauteanu from Romania;ECU Secretary General – Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou from Greece;ECU Treasurer – Mr. Martin Huba from Slovakia.Johann Pocksteiner (AUT), Adrian Mikhalchishin (SLO) and Jean-Michel Rapaire (MNC) were elected as individual board members of the ECU.

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18.07.2014 Category: Tournaments

GM VALENTINA GUNINA WINS THE 15TH EIWCC IN PLOVDIV

Russian GM Valentina Gunina (ELO 2501) won the 15th EIWCC with final result of 9 points out of 11. On a half point distance from the winner finished GM Tatiana Kosintseva (RUS, ELO-2476), third in the final rankig remains IM Melia Salome (GEO, ELO-2454) with 8/11 pts.This is a second European title for GM Gunina. The 15th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship was held on July 06-17, 2014 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Chief-Arbiter of the championship, organized by the Bulgarian Chess Federation, was IA Sava Stoisavljevic, Tournament Director - Nikolay Velchev.One hundred and sixteen chess players from 26 European countries took part in the competition. The average ELO rating of the championship was 2233.The championship was officially opened on 5th of July by the President of the European Chess Union, Mr. Silvio Danailov, who on the second day made the first symbolic move in the 1st round of the championship in the game GM Nana Dzagnidze (GEO, ELO-2541) – WIM Karolina Olsarova (CZE, ELO-2274).The opening ceremony was attended by the participants and their accompanying persons, numerous guests from the world of chess, sport and public life of Bulgaria, as well as the guests of honour from abroad.On this occasion, all present were adressed by Mr. Plamen Mollov, Vice President of Bulgarian Chess Federation, Executive Director of Bulgarian Chess Federation, Mr. Nikolay Velchev, and Mr. Silvio Danailov, President of the European Chess Union and President of Bulgarian Chess Federation.More information at the official website of the Championship http://www.eiwcc2014.eu/ 

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PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA CONGRATULATE MR. AZMAIPARASHVILI ON WINNING THE ECU ELECTIONS

RESULTS OF THE ECU ELECTIONS

On 11th August, 2014 European Chess Union elections were held in Tromso, Norway.

ZURAB AZMAIPARASHVILI ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN CHESS UNION

At the elections of the European Chess Union, held in Tromso (Norway), Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili of Georgia was elected the ECU President.

GM VALENTINA GUNINA WINS THE 15TH EIWCC IN PLOVDIV

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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