Europe Échecs

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Europe Échecs
Editor Bachar Kouatly
Categories National magazine
Frequency Monthly
First issue 1959
Company Promotion Jeux de l'Esprit
Country France
Language French
ISSN 0014-2794

Europe Échecs is a monthly French-language chess magazine.

History and profile[edit]

Europe Échecs was founded by Raoul Bertolo (died in 1991), who was at the time president of the French chess federation, in 1959.[1] The magazine succeeded l'Échiquier de Turenne. Europe Échecs is the oldest chess magazine in France still running, and is now edited by the French International Grandmaster, Bachar Kouatly.[1]

From 1985 to 1997 Jean-Claude Fasquelle was the chairman of the magazine.[2] He was succeeded by Editions Grasset in the post.

It publishes reports of the principal French, European, and world tournaments with numerous parts analysed by the players themselves (regularly featuring the best in the world), as well as presentations of the chess worlds, tactical exercises, articles about strategy, and announcements of future tournaments. In addition, it offers video reports from major chess tournaments.[3]


  1. ^ a b Robert Fontaine (27 December 2008). "50th anniversary Europe-Echecs". Chess Vibes. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fontaine: "Players have to get used to it."". Mediterranean Chess Association. 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Europe Echecs goes QR". Chess Base. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 

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