International Email Chess Group

IECG - International Email Chess Group - was an electronically based organization, whose aim is to organize, develop and promote the study and practice of international e-mail or server correspondence chess all over the world.

IECG stopped its operations on 31st December, 2010

Due to the fact that email play declines quickly in popularity making it impossible to build tournaments in a reasonable time, and due to the practical issues of email (viruses, spam filters) making this playing mode difficult, IECG has decided to stop its operations in December 2010 and to transfer its activities to the partner the Lechenicher SchachServer Server (LSS).

This site is kept online as a memory to the IECG activity period from 1995 to 2010, and an history oriented, reduced site will be made available. For visitors who want to play correspondence chess, please note: For IECG members:

Ortwin Paetzold, who is one of the IECG founders, manages the LSS in close cooperation with IECG since 2005. The server has an excellent performance, a powerful communication system, and supports several languages. It also covers a full range of Tournaments, please go to the LSS site for more details and request your membership if you are not registered there, we are sure that you will enjoy that place.


Jean-Luc Duriez
january 23, 2011 - final IECG games archive online !
Take the opportunity to download 15 years of correspondence games, carefully checked and edited. More than 166000 games are available at the games archive page.
Hector Mujica
October 18, 2010 - new IECG World Champion
We are proud to announce that IECG has a new IECG World Champion!! the IECG Senior Master Sergei Bubir from Ukraine won the final tournament WC-2008-F-00001 with 9.5/15.0. Our warmest congratulations to Sergei for this outstanding result. See the tournament crosstable.
Jean-Luc Duriez
August 15, 2009 - IECG Cup 2003 is over
The IECG Cup which started in October 2003 has been won by Peter Daus from Germany, with a score of 9.5 / 14 in the final. See the crosstable here. Congratulations to Peter for this outstanding achievement.
Thomas Niessen
March 20, 2009 - Meet the new IECG world champion
We are glad to offer you an interview with GM Nigel Robson and an annotated game from the final. Enjoy the lecture here.
Russell Sherwood
March 16, 2009 - Joint winners of Thematic tournament TE-2004-F-01600
After more than 4 years of play, this theme Caro-Kann Advance Variation (B12: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5) has now ended. The tied winners are Walter Geiger and Marek Sadowski. Congratulations !
You can review the crosstable of the final.
Hector Mujica
February 25, 2009 - Nigel Robson is the new IECG World Champion !
The IECG World Championship 2006 is decided. Some days ago the IECG Grand Master Nigel Robson (2682) from England won his last game, and Anatoli Sirota (2561) who finished in the second place made a draw in his final game. So, we are proud to announce that IECG has a new IECG World Champion!!. With this result we have now three countries tied with two IECG world champions: Germany, Argentina and England.
Nigel also kindly accepted our invitation for an interview (conducted by Thomas Niessen) and in addition he offered a commented game, so shortly we will be publishing additional information about this important event. Our warmest congratulations to Nigel for this outstanding result.

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Last updated: January 23, 2011.