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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“ECU back to Europe”? No, unfortunately ECU is back to Makro&friends “FIDE”

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“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.

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Silvio Danailov on what it takes to be a world champion

Episode 10 – Tradewise Gibraltar Open Chess Tournament 2015

Silvio Danailov: “Karpov Lost, Kasparov Lost, the Only One Who Remained Is Me”

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.

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Danailov is an exceptional figure in the Bulgarian and world chess. Many call him a reformer.

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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!

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