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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The last 4 years were the most active term in the history of the European Chess Union

An interview with Mr. Almog Burstein, International Chess Arbiter (since 1977), current ECU Treasurer and Treasurer in Silvio Danailov’s ticket for the ECU Presidential Elections’2014

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Q: Several days ago ECU achieved second historical success with the obtaining of UNESCO’s official rights for organization of some of its events under the patronage of the United Nations’ organization. Two years ago the European Parliament adopted the ECU program “Chess in school”.  What is the meaning of these successes for the European and world chess?

Almog Burstein: These two great achievements are only a part of a long-term program that was personally outlined and accomplished by the ECU President Silvio Danailov to get the recognition and appreciation of the game of chess from as many international and European bodies as possible.

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Statement of the ECU President in support of the Organizing Committee of the Chess Olympiad Tromso’2014

BtAjL8TCcAAgAjwStatement of the ECU President Silvio Danailov in support of the Organizing Committee of the Chess Olympiad Tromso’2014.

 

 

 

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An interview with Andrei Korobeinik, ECU representative in FIDE ELE Commission and President of the Estonian Chess Federation about the subjective work of the FIDE Electoral Commission

220px-RE_Andrei_KorobeinikFIDE Electoral commission met in Athens at the weekend. What was the purpose of that meeting?

- Electoral Commission is a new body within FIDE created before current presidential elections. It’s purpose is to verify delegates for FIDE congress and to address complaints related to FIDE presidential elections. There were quite a few complaints from different parties, mostly from presidential candidates.

All complaints filed on behalf of Mr. Ilumzhinov were satisfied while all the complaints made by Mr. Kasparov were denied by commission. As the result, commission changed quite a few delegates. The final list of delegates was published on 7th of July at FIDE web site.

Are you satisfied with the decisions of electoral commission?

- There were some cases that looked really strange to me but that’s how democracy works – majority always wins. The most stunning example for me was Gabon. There were two candidates who both claimed they were elected for president of Gabon Chess Federation.

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Video interview with Mr. Horst Metzing – Vice President in Silvio Danailov’s ticket for the ECU Presidential Elections’2014

Video interview with Mr. Horst Metzing – a long-standing General Secretary of the German Chess Federation and the European Chess Union and Vice President in Silvio Danailov’s ticket for the ECU Presidential Elections’2014. To be able to watch the video, please, click on the link below!
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The ECU President Silvio Danailov officially opens chess sports facilities worth 3.64 million euros in Slivnica

The chess club in the city sets European record for a single infrastructure investment in chess

The excellent cooperation between the European Chess Union and the Bulgarian municipality Slivnica in connection with the ECU “Chess in school” program has led to impressive results. On 7th of July, Monday, at 11.00 am, the President of the European Chess Union and Bulgarian Chess Federation, Mr. Silvio Danailov, officially opened the entirely reconstructed chess club “Slivnishki geroj” in Slivnica.

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140,000 euros were invested for its complete renovation, which is the amount earned with a project for European funding. The amount was used to complete the reconstruction of the building of the club and its adjacent areas, for the purchase of computers, multimedia, LED display, new professional chess sets and digital clocks, chess equipment for blind people, access platforms for disabled and many others.

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The official letter of Mrs. Irina Bokova for granting the UNESCO’S patronage to the 15th EIWCC, Plovdiv

The official letter of Mrs. Irina Bokova for granting the UNESCO’S patronage to the 15th EIWCC, Plovdiv.

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Silvio Danailov officially opens the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2014

The championship became the first ever in the history chess event which runs under the UNESCO’s patronage

Last night, in hotel Novotel, in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, the ECU President Silvio Danailov officially opened the 15th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship.
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On this occasion, all present were adressed by Mr. Plamen Mollov, Vice President of Bulgarian Chess Federation, Executive Director of Bulgarian Chess Federation, Mr. Nikolay Velchev, and Mr. Silvio Danailov, President of the European Chess Union and President of Bulgarian Chess Federation.

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SYMBOLIC CAPITALS OF THE EUROPEAN CHESS UNION

The ECU team has developed wide strategy to encourage the cross-border cooperation between the national federations and increase the level of partnership in different chess areas among them. One of the important measures in this strategy is the initiative called SYMBOLIC CAPITALS OF THE EUROPEAN CHESS UNION.

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The initiative’s plan is to have two European cities (from different countries) chosen together to be symbolic capitals of the European Chess Union for a certain period of time. During that term they will organize and implement different joint events, initiatives, seminars, cross-border tournaments, twinnings between the cities, meetings of the ECU Board members and ECU President with the representatives of the national federations, etc.

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Video interview with Mr. Joran Aulin-Jansson “JJ” – Deputy President in Silvio Danailov’s ticket

Video interview with Mr. Joran Aulin-Jansson “JJ” – President of the Norwegian Chess Federation and Deputy President in Silvio Danailov’s ticket for the ECU Presidential Elections’2014. To be able to watch the video, please, click on the link below!

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An interview with Mr. Joran Aulin-Jansson “JJ”

Open letter of support for Silvio Danailov’s second ECU mandate from Portuguеse Chess Federation

Please find the open letter of support for Silvio Danailov’s second ECU mandate from Portuguеse Chess Federation:

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Please find the letter in pdf format here: Letter of endorsement_PT

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