Ukraine – statement update

The ECF Board confirms that individual players and officials with a Russian or Belarusian FIDE registration will be excluded from all ECF-organised competitions until further notice. The ECF Board urges all organisers of events held in England to adopt the same approach. Please also see the European Chess Union’s statement following its meeting in extraordinary session on 3 March here –

Players registered to the Russian or Belarusian federations may play in all ECF-organised competitions if they change federation or change to the FIDE flag. FIDE have organised a fast-track procedure and applications can be made to FIDE via  The ECF Office will also be able to assist.