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December ' 3, 2015 
...... Anastasia Rahmangulova and Andrey Volokitin have become the winners of Ukrainian championship, 2015 finals.
In the women`s tournament Anastasia Rahmangulova has taken the individual 1-st place with 6,5 points from 9 possible points. 6 points have Olga Kalinina & Yulia Osmak who have taken the 2nd & 3d place correspondingly.
In the men`s tournament three chess-players simultaneously have got 7 points each. By the additional indices Andrey Volokitin has become the winner, the second is Martyn Kravtsiv and Zahar Efimenko is the 3d.

November ' 22, 2015 
Ukr Team Women National Team of Ukraine (Mariya Muzychuk, Anna Muzychuk, Natalia Zhukova, Anna Ushenina, Inna Gaponenko) with 15 points (7 victories, one draw, one defeat) took the 2nd place in European Team cgampionship.
Among individual achievements the best was world Champion Maria Muzychuk. Natalya Zhukova won on the 3-d board

October ' 15, 2015 
team In Monte Carlo, Monaco (Principality Monaco) the first stage of the women's FIDE Grand Prix 2015-2016 finished.
Hou Yifan won with 9 points. At the second place with seven points is Maria Muzychuk (Ukraine). Third place won Humpy Koneru (India) with 7 points also.

September ' 30, 2015 
Veremiuk Kiev chess player Veronica Veremyuk has won the European Championship in U-8 category.
We would like to note that Veronica has won all the 9 games in the tournament!

September ' 15, 2015 
Nataliya Buksa Nataliya Buksa has won the title of the world champion among girls under 20.

FIDE master from Lvov Nataliya Buksa has won the world championship among girls under 20.
In 13 rounds Nataliya 10 points scored (8 victories, 4 draws, one defeat), having surpassed her nearest rival by half point.

The Chess Federation of Ukraine congratulates Natalia Zhukova on this remarkable achievement.

May ' 30, 2015 
Zhukova Natalia Zhukova won the title of Europe champion.

Grandmaster from Odessa Natalia Zhukova has become the best chessplayer of the continent for the second time.
In brilliant style she has won the chess women championship of Europe that has just finished in Georgian town Chakvi.
The best chessplayers from 19 countries participated in the competition.

The Chess Federation of Ukraine congratulates Natalia Zhukova on this remarkable achievement.

April ' 5, 2015 
Maria Muzychuk - Women's World Chess Champion!

Maria Muzychuk, 22-years old from Lviv, won in the final against Natalia Pogonina (Russia) with a score 2,5:1,5.

December ' 20, 2014 
Kapustin Viktor Kapustin - the new President of Ukrainian chess Federation. He was elected at the VIII Congress of the Ukrainian Chess Federation.

November ' 10-22, 2014 
The finals of Ukraine's championship in Lviv, Ukraine (men and women).

Participants (men): Ivanchuk Vassily (2726), Eljanov Pavel(2719), Ponomariov Ruslan (2711), Kryvoruchko Yuriy (2706), Moiseenko Alexander (2701), Korobov Anton (2680), Kuzubov Yuriy (2661), Areshchenko Alexander (2655), Bogdanovich Stanislav (2590), Zubarev Alexander (2588), Zubov Alexander (2588), Kovchan Alexander (2585).

Participants (women): Muzychuk Anna (2545), Muzychuk Mariya (2529), Ushenina Anna (2494), Zhukova Natalia (2470), Gaponenko Inna (2381), Tantsiura Maria (2302), Doluhanova Evgeniya (2284), Kalinina Olga (2259), Osmak Iulija (2246), Tarleva, Vira (2127).

 Taking into consideration Ukrainian Chess Federation’s letter to European Chess Union, dated 5 May 2014, the ECU General Assembly confirms:
1) ECU is following and respecting its Statutes.
2) In this case and all similar cases ECU is acting according to UN maps and UN resolutions.
3) ECU is following International Olympic Committee’s decisions for sports jurisdiction.
4) ECU is a sports organisation and promotes friendship and peace to all nations.
By way of reminder, on 27 March 2014 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, which calls upon all international organizations not to recognize any alteration of the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol on the basis of the referendum of 16 March 2014 and to refrain from any action or dealing that might be interpreted as recognizing any such altered status. Thereby the UN acknowledged that Crimea remains within the territory of Ukraine, which is reflected on the official UN map.
 Legal support during the General Assembly of the European Chess Union in Tromso, Norway was provided to the UCF by ARBITRADE, official legal partner of the Ukrainian Chess Federation.

April ' 10, 2014 

The All-Ukrainian Charity Foundation "Chess for Children" was declared "Social Initiative of the Year" at the national award ceremony “Sport Stars – 2013” in Ukraine


On the 6th of April 2014 the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was celebrated for the first time in Ukraine. The Day was launched at the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 23rd of August 2013. The Sport Committee of Ukraine organized festive ceremony “Sport Stars of the Year” for awarding the best sport personalities in 2013.


In the nomination “Social Initiative of the Year" the winner became the All-Ukrainian Charity Foundation "Chess for Children". The Founder and President of the Founation WIM Olena Boytsun received an award and expressed confidence that UCF “Chess for Children” together with the Sport Committee of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Chess Federation will continue to implement the projects of the charitable program in the future.


Press release

Photo overview of the "Chess for Children" activities 2012 - 2013

April ' 10, 2013 

On April 2, 2013, the first female advanced chess match in the chess history took place in Kyiv. Ukrainian chess players FIDE World Women Champion Anna Ushenina and Founder of the All-Ukrainian Charity Foundation Olena Boytsun played one game with the time control 30 minutes + 5 seconds for each move.



December ' 05, 2012 

Anna Ushenina arrives to the native Kharkiv in Ukraine


First time in the history of the independent Ukraine a chessplayer got the title of the World Women Chess Champion.

Anna Ushenina, 27-years old from Kharkiv, won in the final against former world champion Bulgarian Antoaneta Stefanova.



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