Breaking News!!! Silvio Danailov announces his ticket and program for the ECU Presidential Elections’2014 in Tromso, Norway
The ECU President Silvio Danailov made the first symbolic move of the EICC’2014 in Yerevan and thus launched the most prestigious European championship.
He took part in the official opening ceremony and met with the President of Armenia and the Armenian Chess Federation, Mr. Serzh Sargsyan and the FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
Silvio Danailov and Garry Kasparov meet with the Spanish State Secretary of Education, Montserrat Gomendio
On 25th of February, 2014, the ECU President Silvio Danailov and the candidate for FIDE President, Garry Kasparov, met with the Spanish State Secretary of Education, Montserrat Gomendio in the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Madrid.
The meeting was held in connection with the joint project of the European Chess Union and Kasparov Chess Foundation, “Chess in school” with purpose to explain the advantages of chess as an educational tool and to present the program.
The President of the European Chess Union Silvio Danailov met with the Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport, Mrs. Limor Livnat, and the Mayor of Jerusalem, Mr. Nir Barkat. It happened during the ECU Board meeting, which was held from 11th to 13th of February, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. It was excellently organized by the host of the event – the Israeli Chess Federation with the help of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.
During their stay, President of the European Chess Union Mr. Silvio Danailov and the Board members discussed very important topics concerning the future of the European chess and met with some very important persons.
The ECF President Andrew Paulson and high level FIDE officials suspected for conflict of interests and dubious deals, according to the Sunday Times and ChessVibes
Because of the great interest in the subject and its great importance for the world chess community we publish the full text of the two articles with the official answer of FIDE!!!
CHESSVIBES: Leaked Agreement Between Ilyumzhinov & Paulson Suggests Conflict of Interest
Chess.com has obtained a document that suggests that Agon, Andrew Paulson’s company that holds the rights to organize chess events in the World Championship cycle, is secretly run by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov himself. According to the contract, which is signed by both the FIDE President and Mr Paulson, it is Mr Ilyumzhinov who owns 51% of the shares.
Both Mr Ilyumzhinov and Mr Paulson deny that the contract is in effect, but according to Malcolm Pein, Mr Paulson “has said on at least two occasions that Kirsan is the majority shareholder.”
Silvio Danailov and the Bulgarian Minister of Sport Mariana Georgieva announce the EIWCC in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
During his visit to Bulgaria the President of the European Chess Union, Silvio Danailov, met with the Minister of Youth and Sport, Professor Mariana Georgieva. They discussed the upcoming European Individual Women’s Chess Championship, which will be held in Plovdiv/Bulgaria, 5-18 July, 2014.
President Danailov and Minister Georgieva talked about the importance of chess in Bulgaria and about the big opportunity and honor to host such a big event in Bulgaria. Mr. Danailov informed the Minister about the development of the ECU program “Chess in school” in Europe.
The European Club Cup 2014 and The Grand Slam Masters Final was presented during the Tata Steel Chess Tournament’2014 in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, by the ECU President Silvio Danailov, Mr. Leontxo Garcia, well-known journalist and representative of the organizing committee of both tournaments and Mr. Kepa Olabarrieta, the representative from the promoting institutional organization Be Basque.
The tournaments first were presented during an official dinner, where was present also the Mayor of Bewerwijk, Mr. Han van Leeuwen. On the next day the presentation was held in the press room of Tata Steel Chess Tournament.
Silvio Danailov congratulates students from Bulgaria and Spain for their twinning in connection with the ECU program “Chess in school”
On 11th of December, 2013, Wednesday, at 11.00 am (local time) the ECU President Silvio Danailov took part in the official ceremony of twinning between students from school “St. st. Cyril and Methodius”, Slivnica and students from 13 schools from the city of Redondela, Spain in connection with the program “Chess in School” of the European Chess Union, which was held at the headquarter of IBM Bulgaria.
The ceremony was held as an online event realized with the help of Internet connection. Virtual host of the event was IBM Bulgaria which provided the technical infrastructure needed for conducting of the video connection.