Silvio Danailov - President
of the European Chess Union

Mr. Silvio Danailov is President of the European Chess Union (ECU) since 2010, Member of FIDE Presidential Board since 2010 and President of the Bulgarian Chess Federation since 2011. Born on 21st of April, 1961, Mr. Silvio Danailov is a former Bulgarian chess player with title of International Master. He was manager and coach of the Bulgarian man’s national chess team from 1993 to 2000. He was a manager and coach of two former FIDE World Chess Champions – GMs Veselin Topalov and Ruslan Ponomariov.

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Silvio Danailov elected as Honorary President of the European Chess Union

894094b61f77670a352426b47a0d4c1cThe former ECU President Silvio Danailov was unanimously elected by the General Assembly of the organization as its Honorary President.

As you already know, on 11-th of August, 2014 in Tromso, Norway, as new ECU President was elected mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili.

Mr. Danailov congratulated the new President and his team and wished them success in the achievement of a new heights for the European chess.

Silvio Danailov was elected as Honorary President for his exceptional contribution for the elevation of the European Chess to a new, higher social level in result of its recognition by the EU Parliament and UNESCO.

Official address of the ECU President Silvio Danailov in connection with the ECU elections in Tromso

sdDear presidents,

Dear delegates,

Dear players and chess figures,

Dear friends,

Tomorrow Europe will have to make an important and wise decision about the fate the European Chess Union over the next four years. I feel it like my important responsibility to make an overview of the work done by me and my team and to share with you my vision for the future of the European chess if you decide to elect us for a second managerial mandate.

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Silvio Danailov gives an interview for the Norwegian television TV2

photoOn the 7th of August, Thursday, the ECU President and candidate for a second presidential mandate, Silvio Danailov gave an interview for the Norwegian television TV 2.

He shared with the audience his thoughts about the Chess Olympiad in Tromso, about the situation in the European Chess Union and the future of the European chess.

 

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Great interest to the pre-electoral booth of Silvio Danailov

Great interest was shown to the pre-electoral booth of the current ECU President and candidate for a second presidential term, Silvio Danailov.

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His stand has been visited by many presidents, delegates, chess delegations, chess players and visitors from many different countries and continents.

Please, see some pictures from the day.

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Silvio Danailov’s letter of support to the heavyweight boxing superstar Kubrat Pulev before his world title match vs. Vladimir Klitschko

ECU President will meet with legendary boxing managers

The current ECU President and candidate for second presidential term, Silvio Danailov, sent official letter of support to the heavyweight boxing superstar Kubrat Pulev before his world title match vs. Vladimir Klitschko.

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Find the full text of the letter below:

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Rewards system and Hall of Fame of the European Chess Union

excellenceMr. Silvio Danailov, current ECU President and candidate for a second presidential term plans to create Hall of Fame of the European Chess Union in order to preserve the history of chess.

The Hall of Fame will exists virtual and real – first will starts like website dedicated to the peak performances of the European chess and after that as a real hall with premises and exhibits.

The country where the Hall of Fame will be built will be selected in a tender between those national federations who want to participate.

In the Hall of Fame will be built a separate premises for chess players, chess figures, chess friends (goodwill ambassadors, etc.) chess events, sponsors and even chess games and historical moments.

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The European Chess Union will has the opportunity to work with the UNESCO’s sponsors

Video interview with Mr. Silvio Danailov, current President of the European Chess Union and Candidate for a second presidential term

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To see the interview, please, click on the picture!

Open letter of support for Silvio Danailov’s second ECU mandate from Club 64 Villalba, Madrid

Danailov - Tried&TrueSilvio Danailov and his team are supported for second ECU mandate not just by many national chess federations, but also by many chess players and clubs. We publish the open letter of support for Silvio Danailov’s second ECU mandate from Club 64 Villalba, Madrid, because of their explicit request this letter of support to be published.

Please read the letter in two languages – English and Spanish:

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With Silvio, Europe is guaranteed to preserve its integrity at the global scale

An interview with Ms. Sava Stoisavljevic, current ECU Secretary General and Secretary General in Silvio Danailov’s ticket for the ECU Presidential Elections’2014 

1Q: Ms. Stoisavljevic, you have been in the position of ECU Secretary General for almost four years now. How would you describe this experience and responsibilities of the job?

A: I have been very fortunate to have had a variety of good experiences in this job. The major benefit for me is, of course, the opportunity to work in the field of chess, which has been my great love and passion since I was five. Naturally, my devotion and dedication to chess, first as a professional player and then as an arbiter, has made this job which includes a great deal of administration and organizational issues much more enjoyable and rewarding.

As for the second part of the question and the responsibilities, I would say they are numerous, serious and occasionally extremely challenging.

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Absolute record of unique visitors in July at http://danailov-for-president.com

danailov-for-president.comAbsolute record of unique visitors in July at http://danailov-for-president.com/ – 14983 and counting. Thank you guys,appreciated!

 

 

 

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