Pein to join ECU board

Zurab Azmaiparashvili is virtually assured four more years as ECU President after nobody else presented a team. Vice President Dana Reizniece-Ozola, who is also FIDE’s Managing Director, is to switch posts with Deputy President Gunnar Bjornsson after the election on 6 August. The English chess organiser Malcolm Pein joins the team as candidate for Vice President and replaces the Austrian Johann Poecksteiner.