ECU Playing Zone

Welcome to the official ECU chess playing zone! Here, thousands of chess players gather to play individual and tournament games, follow and discuss top match broadcasts, join and organize teams, take or give lessons.

The access to the playing zone is free - just download and run one of the client programs below. Free users can play, chat, store and analyze games, and play in tournaments on Wednesdays. To get unlimited access to the tournaments and other advanced functions, buy one of the ECU Playing Zone membership packages. Alternatively, if you are an IM or GM, send a scan of your FIDE certificate and your Playing Zone username to

Online Manual
Download Manual (PDF)


Buy ECU Playing Zone membership

Windows OS

This client program is designed for Windows OS and is currently the most full version, supporting all features available in the Playing Zone. Runs on all versions of Windows OS.

Download in: English, German, Spanish, Russian.


With this app you can play in the ECU Playing Zone using your iPhone or iPad.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Download from iTunes


Install this app to play in the ECU Playing Zone on your Android-based device.

Requirements: Android 2.2 devices and newer, supports English and Russian.

Download from Android Market