Thursday, 21 February 2019


Dear Chess Friends,

We are glad to announce that Student Chess Cup 2019  - a unique event organized in cooperation with European Chess Academy and 2 famous universities: University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia and Lomonosov State University in Moscow, Russia - will take place in April 19-21 in Koper, Slovenia.

Participation is free (except of travel costs, which will have to  be covered by participant) and includes accommodation, meals, info materials, participation in the tournament, networking and party with students from all over the world.   
We invite undergraduate/ postgraduate students, high school students and all who would like to enroll in Master's studies at the Primorska University in Koper/ University of Lomonosov, Moscow. 

All participants have to know basic rules of chess, no extra chess knowledge is necessary. 

Registration deadline: April 15, 2019. Registration is free for first 200 of applicants.
Prizes: 2 years free tuition fees for Master studies + 2 years of free accommodation and many more valuable prizes.  

Kindly let us know your thoughts and don't hesitate to contact us for more information. For your convenience we have attached more detailed information about the event. You can also visit our website

Warm regards, 

Olya Mykhalchyshyn
Partner Development Manager 
+34 684 37 89 61

Friday, 1 February 2019

European Chess Union signed a Memorandum of co-operation with the ASEAN Chess Confederation

European Chess Union signed a Memorandum of co-operation
with the ASEAN Chess Confederation

The Memorandum of understanding was made on the 30th of January 2019 between ASEAN CHESS CONFEDERATION (“ACC” – Prospero A. Pichay Jr. – President of the ACC) and EUROPEAN CHESS UNION (“ECU” = Zurab Azmaiparashvili – President of the ECU).

The overarching purpose of this MOU is to provide a framework for cooperation between the Parties that would be mutually beneficial and it is to precede a longer-term contract arrangement in which working documents and deliverables relating to particular projects or undertakings towards cooperation are produced.

The guiding principle behind the MOU is mutual friendship, trust and respect and a common desire to advance the interests of chess in Europe and the ASEAN region.

The scope of the cooperation between the Parties includes the organisation of a periodic chess match between Europe and the ASEAN member nations, technical cooperation including best practices in the organisation of chess events and the sharing of knowledge and experience in developing chess academies and chess in education.