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Apr 04, 2018

The European ACP Women’s Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2018 took place from 29 March to 1 April in Tbilisi, Georgia. In total there were 78 players from 16 federations.

The total…

Mar 08, 2018

The ACP Board is concerned about the conflict between GM Alexei Shirov and the Latvian Chess Federation. 

As a consequence of this conflict, the top player of the country is not allowed to…

Feb 22, 2018

Dear Members,
We would like to update you on our recent activities that went as planned.

Our cooperation with the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee saw three of our…

Feb 20, 2018

ACP Board received a request from Premium member GM Alexei Shirov to publish the letter he sent to FIDE.
We are concerned about the situation. However, before issuing any statement on the…

Jan 18, 2018

Our Tournament of the Year 2017 poll, which this year has been anticipated to the earliest part of the year in order to make it even more relevant, saw quite a few tight races for the best…

Jan 15, 2018

Dear Members,
We hope that you had a good start of the new year. 2017 was a very eventful period for the ACP and its Tour. We would therefore like to inform you that the official…

Jan 07, 2018

The General Assembly of the ACP took place from December 21, 2017 to January 4, 2018. All Premium and Standard Members who were registered had the right to vote for approval of the the financial…

Jan 07, 2018

Dear Premium Members,

The final standings of the ACP Tour 2017 will be published on January 20th.

Before this date you are kindly requested:

- to check that all your…

Dec 30, 2017

Dear Members,

The Association of Chess Professionals continues the tradition of appreciating and awarding the best chess organizers from around the world. This year we are anticipating…

Dec 22, 2017

Dear ACP members,

The ACP General Assembly 2017 will take place from December 21, 2017 to January 4, 2018.

You can take part in the ACP General Assembly via this link.


Dec 21, 2017

Dear colleagues,

Another year approaches its end, and it is a proper time to summarize the ACP activities.

It was a very busy year with a lot of projects - we kept supporting our…

Dec 18, 2017

Revenue and expenditure (euros)


Sponsors € 29.424 Membership fees 2016 € 11.610


Tournament prizes € 37.545 Accountant fee…
Dec 07, 2017

The cooperation with Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival continues and goes from strength to strength. As usual, there will be several dozens of ACP Premium members participating in the tournament…

Dec 03, 2017

Dear Members,
As you probably know, the ACP Board has issued an official statement concerning FIDE’s decision to award the World Rapid and Blitz championships to Saudi Arabia. The…

Nov 29, 2017

ACP is pleased to inform our members about the new cooperation - the agreement with one of the best open tournaments in the world, the Isle of Man International, which will take place in…