Eva Repkova, WOM chairperson to lead the webinar “Women in leadership roles”

ECU Webinar “Women in Leadership roles” will take place on Friday, 12th of June at 17:00 CET.The Webinar will be led by Eva Repkova, ECU Vice President & Chairperson of FIDE Women’s Commission, and Alice O’Gorman, Secretary of ECU Women’s Commission with Polina Tsedenova and FIDE Vice President, Anastasia Sorokina, among the main speakers. Speakers’ […]

Research about chess and gender by Astrid Barbier

Astrid Barbier, a chess player from Belgium, currently studying the master ‘Gender and Diversity” and doing her thesis about chess and gender. Therefore she has set up a survey, which takes about 20 minutes to fill in. The survey is available in English, Spanish, French and Dutch.  The thesis opted to get a better picture […]

Djerba Women Online Tournament

It is with a great pleasure we announce that Go-Makkah organises an online chess tournament reserved for women from all over the world with an objective to promote female chess in the Arab world and Africa. The tournament is open to all women around the world having FIDE ID. Link to the torunament https://www.djerbachessfestival.com/data/open2020 Good […]

Fabulous online event Female Battle of Federations

According to the organiser and the brainchild of the event, Lilli Hahn: “Whereas we manage to get many good players and some beautiful chess, the main idea of the event is always to make it open to everyone: from young chess girls, to mums, casual players, tournament enthusiasts.In the end, its quite a special occasion […]

Congratulations to Kateryna Lagno for winnig Steinitz Memorial !

Lagno clinches the title in a thrilling tiebreak against Lei Tingjie Kateryna Lagno won a bizarre Armageddon tiebreak to secure first place in the inaugural FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial’s Women’s Section today. The Russian kept her cool as her play-off with Lei Tingjie went to a marathon 152 moves. The Chinese player, playing with White and needing to win, tried to […]


European Chess Union organises the Webinar with theme Women’s Chess in Europe. The Webinar will take place on Friday, 24th April 2020, and will be free of charge. The Webinar will be led by Mrs. Eva Repkova, ECU Vice-President and FIDE Women’s Commission Chairmen, and Alice O’Gorman, member of ECU Women’s Commission. The webinar will […]

RIP Arianne Caoili

Arianne Caoili, Levon Aronian‘s wife,  passed away following the tragic car accident two weeks earlier. Our deepest condolences to Levon Aronian. No words can describe our shock and grief. In this dark time of life, we are sending all the strength in the world to Levon, the couple’s family, and friends. “I have no words to express […]