The 17th European Women’s Individual Chess Championship will take place from 26th May to 8th June at the complex Comandor-Amiral in Mamaia, Romania.

The Championship is organized by the Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games & Events” Sports Association, under the auspices of European Chess Union.

The Championship is open to all players representing the Chess Federations which comprise the European Chess Union (FIDE zones 1.1 to 1.10), regardless of their title or rating. There is also no limit of participants per federation. However, applications should be sent by the national federations.

The event is played as 11-round Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess. The playing time will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. Default time is 15 minutes after the start of each round.

Round 1 starts May 27th at 14:00 CET

New: TCEC Stage 1b with Stockfish, Nirvana, Andscacs, Fire, Critter, etc starts Thursday May 26th, follow the games live at the official website

Carlsen – Karjakin: Get ALL games of Carlsen and/or Karjakin in 2016 with GM commentary in Chess Insider Carsen Karjakin 2016 (pdf and pgn)

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