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ECU General Assembly accepts anti-draw and dress code rules
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 17:50
From January 1st, 2012 a draw offer before move 40 will be forbidden during official ECU events, and there will be a dress code. This was the main result of the ECU General Assembly, held in Porto Carras, Greece on November 5th, 2011 on the occasion of the 18th European Team Championship. ECU President Silvio Danailov and ECU Board members as well...
European Team Championship starts tomorrow
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 10:32
Tomorrow the 18th European Team Championship starts in Halkidiki, Greece. Again it's an incredibly strong team event: the twenty highest rated individual participants are Aronian, Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Topalov, Karjakin, Morozevich, Gashimov, Svidler, Grischuk, Adams, Mamedyarov, Nepomniachtchi, Caruana, Navara, Ponomariov, Leko, Moiseenko, Bacrot,...
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Friday, October 28, 2011 12:29
On May 20, 2011, the Croatian Chess Federation filed an Appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision of the ECU from March 29, 2011 to award the European Club Cup (men and women) 2012 to Eilat, Israel. In the arbitration between the Croatian Chess Federation and the European Chess Union, the CAS and the Sole Arbitrator...
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Monday, September 12, 2011 19:13
The European Youth Championship started last Saturday, September 10th in Albena, Bulgaria, with the opening ceremony. Each federation can register one player in each of the under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 (boys and girls) categories. On Sunday the first round was played and on Monday the second. It is organized by the Bulgarian Chess Federation and...
Saturday, June 18, 2011 22:54
Two months ago there was heated discussion regarding the scoring system used at this year's European Individual Chess Championship. During the ECU Extraordinary General Assembly in Aix-les-Bains a new proposal was suggested by the ECU Board, to set the number of wins as the main additional criteria in case of a tie. Polish GM Bartlomiej Macieja is...
Monday, May 02, 2011 2:02
The European Chess Union (ECU) has rejected the protest of Peter Heine Nielsen about the way the performance ratings were calculated at this year's European Championship in Aix les Bains. Admitting that their calculations were flawed, the ECU's main argument for rejecting is that the Danish grandmaster should have protested 'in due time'. On April...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 0:00
The European Chess Union (ECU) has awarded the European Women’s Championship to Tbilisi, Georgia. This was announced yesterday in the ECU newsletter. The decision is a big blow for the Turkish Chess Federation, who were intending to make history by, for the first time ever, providing a larger prize fund than at the Men's Championship. Below is...
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 23:58
The Turkish Chess Federation has withdrawn from hosting the upcoming European Individual Women's Chess Championships, which were due to be held in March 2011. In an open letter posted on its website, the TCF expresses disappointment about the correspondence with the European Chess Union (ECU), but there may be more to it than that. Last week the...
Monday, August 16, 2010 22:35
"What I see are two of the candidates becoming victims of political games, tying themselves and the future of European chess with the choice of one or another personality for FIDE President", says Silvio Danailov in his official statement for running for President of the European Chess Union (ECU) which was sent to chess media this morning. Are we...
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 22:41
Evgeny Bareev goes into chess politics. The Russian grandmaster is mentioned as 'Vice President' on Ali Nihat Yazici's ticket for the upcoming presidential elections of the European Chess Union. The other nominations, now officially received by ECU, are those of Silvio Danailov and Robert von Weizsäcker, who has three GMs on his side. During the...

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