RIGA, April 21 (LETA) – The European Chess Union (ECU) on Friday signed a memorandum on fair play with the European Fair Play Movement (EFPM) in Riga, where the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship is being held.

The memorandum was signed by ECU president Zurab Azmaiparashvili and EFPM head Christian Hinterberger. “Fair play is becoming more and more important in this kind of sports,” said Azmaiparashvili.

Meanwhile, Hinterberger said in an interview with LETA that Fair Play movement values are important for every sports organization. “Our cooperation with ECU will help to develop ethical code for chess, and will urge chess players to follow fair play principles,” he said.

As reported, the European Women’s Chess Championship is taking place at Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija in Riga through April 22. The players finishing in the first 14 places at the European tournament in Riga will qualify for the Chess World Cup.