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Turkish Chess Federation withdraws request for arbitration at CAS
Friday, January 18, 2013 10:30
The newsletter of the European Chess Union informs that legal representatives of the Turkish Chess Federation have notified the ECU's legal representatives that their clients withdrew the request for arbitration at the CAS. Consequently, the hearing scheduled for January 15th, 2013 was cancelled. This appeal was related to the bidding procedure...
Silvio Danailov giving a simul in Slivnitsa on October 26th
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 18:11
On October 26th, Silvio Danailov, President of the European Chess Union, officially opened the first school chess year in the town of Slivnitsa, Bulgaria. Slivnitsa is the first EU municipality to introduce chess as a school subject, in accordance with the EU's Chess in Schools project. Silvio Danailov giving a simul in Slivnitsa on October 26th...
Thursday, May 03, 2012 16:23
Yesterday ECU President Silvio Danailov and grandmaster Veselin Topalov finished a small European tour to promote the "Chess in schools" project, a cooperation between the European Chess Union and the Kasparov Chess Foundation. The two visited Vienna, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Faroe Islands and Oslo. Topalov during a clock simul in Vienna | All photos...
The Full English Breakfast #20: Zero tolerance
Saturday, April 14, 2012 20:11
April Fools, ECU rules, Jakovenko schools. Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #20 is out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek. ;) Origins: The Full English Breakfast started life as a late night brainstorm at the 2009 GibTel...
ECU wins CAS court case, but TCF considers appeal
Friday, March 23, 2012 21:39
The European Chess Union (ECU) won the CAS court case against the Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) regarding the bidding procedure for the European Youth Championship and the European Senior Team Championship of 2013. This was communicated today by the European Chess Union, and in a reaction to the result, TCF President Ali Nihat Yazici announced...
Silvio Danailov: "Our lawyers are studying the case"
Monday, March 19, 2012 16:15
Silvio Danailov is still considering to take FIDE to court for the way they treated the Bulgarian bid to host the 2012 Candidates Tournament. "Our lawyers are studying the case and preparing the report," says the President of the European Chess Union. Silvio Danailov Last Friday we posted an opinion article on the recent Andrew Paulson interview...
Chess in schools program endorsed by EU Parliament
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 17:58
On March 13th, 2012 in Strasbourg the European Parliament endorsed the 'Chess in European schools' program, a cooperation between the European Chess Union (ECU) and the Kasparov Chess Foundation. This was reported by Boyko Hristov, press officer of the ECU. The Written Declaration 50/2011 for the implementation of the chess in schools program...
European Women's Championship under way in Gaziantep, Turkey
Saturday, March 03, 2012 13:24
Yesterday the first round of the Europen Women's Championship was played in Gaziantep, Turkey. The first prize is impressive: € 20,500 - for the first time in history higher than the first prize at the European Individual Championship, which will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria after this event. The first move on board one, with Anastasia Savina...
Outsiders win European Blitz and Rapid Championships
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 13:43
Hrant Melkumyan of Armenia won the European Blitz Championship while Georgian Baadur Jobava finished first in the Rapid tournament. The events were held 16-18 December in Warsaw, Poland. The top boards in Warsaw | All photos courtesy of the official website Event European Rapid and Blitz Championship | Games in PGN: Rapid | Blitz via TWIC Dates...
ECU's dress code and anti-draw rules in detail
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:40
The dress code and anti-draw rules that were accepted by the ECU General Assembly last week, have been posted online. On Monday, November 14th on the website of the Danish Chess Federation an article was published about this subject with links to two PDF documents. So far these documents don't seem to be available on the European Chess Union's own...