This is the official Chess.com account of the English Chess Federation (ECF). The English Chess Federation (ECF) is the governing chess organisation in England and is affiliated to FIDE. Its mission is to promote the game of chess, in all its forms, as an attractive means of cultural and personal advancement to the widest possible public. In addition, the ECF exists to develop chess by creating the means to enable the highest forms of chess excellence to be achieved, and to expand the game as a social and sporting activity.