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.
On 19th of March, 2015, the Honorary President of the European Chess Union and President of the Bulgarian Chess Federation, Silvio Danailov, met with the Chairman of the Bulgarian National Assembly, Mrs. Tsetska Tsacheva. They discussed the introduction of chess as a school subject in the Bulgarian education system, according to the program “Chess in school”.
The meeting was attended also by the Chairman of the parliamentary Commission for Culture and Media, Mrs. Polly Karastoyanova, and MPs from all political parties represented in the Bulgarian Parliament.
In his recent science-fiction hilarious interview, obviously prearranged with the well known Makro&friends “FIDE” servants from ChessDom, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili attacked very hard the previous ECU management. Especially rough was Mr. Azmaiparashvili with the organizers of Budva, EYCC 2013, calling them „thieves“ and directly accusing them of stealing money from the Montenegro Chess Federation.
Less nervousness and tourism, more work and transparency
“Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it” Chinese proverb
“ECU back to Europe” is in charge of ECU six months already. What they promised and what they have done so far?
ECU office. “ECU back to Europe” promised office in London, Monaco or Istanbul. Finally the office is in Tbilisi as expected. By the way, nobody have seen so far even one picture of that office and nobody knows who is working there and who is covering the expenses.
Salary and expenses of the President. One very important corner stone of “ECU back to Europe” electoral program was the promise that the President will refuse his salary and expenses and that money will be used for Chess in School. Another lie. Finally the ECU President approved for himself 45.000€ per year.
I will have now more time for the Bulgarian chess and Topalov. I want the wreath of Vesko’s career to be a match for the title with Carlsen, said Danailov.
An interview by Maria Dimitrova
Silvio Danailov won a new term as head of the Bulgarian Chess Federation. During the General Assembly meeting, which was held on 13th of December, 2014 in hotel “Bankya Palace” near Sofia, the manager of Veselin Topalov received 47 votes in his favor from the present 59 delegates. The General Assembly voted him confidence again and he appealed to delegates to be united and in the future to be led only by the love to the ancient game. As Vice Presidents were elected prof. Nikolay Nedkov and Ivan Genov. The new Board members are the sociologist Vasil Tonchev, MP Vasil Antonov, Boyko Hristov and Nikolay Yordanov.
Danailov is an exceptional figure in the Bulgarian and world chess. Many call him a reformer.
The 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.
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.
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.