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On 11th of April, 2014 the President of the European Chess Union Silvio Danailov met with the Board and Council Members of the English Chess Federation.
During the meeting in the beautiful historic event room – Boshop’s of the Simpson’s-in-the-Strand Restaurant, London they have discussed about different important chess topics, including the work done by the European Chess Union and the future plans of Silvio Danailov and his team.
Official start of the Facebook campaign page of Silvio Danailov and his team for the ECU Presidential Elections in Tromso
Silvio Danailov and his team officially launched their campaign page in Facebook for the ECU Presidential Elections in Tromso, Norway.
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An 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
A: I was asked by my good friend Silvio to join him. It took me some time to accept, but now I have a good feeling about it.
Q: What are the most competitive advantages of your team?
A: Experience and willingness to look into new ideas.
Q: What would you say about the other members of Mr.Danailov’s ticket?
A: I met Mr. Horst Metzing first time in Dresden 2008, and many times after that. He has valuable experience working for German and European chess for many years.
Miss Sava Stojisavljevic is an experienced arbiter in spite of her young age and a great administrator of chess.
Mr. Almog Burstein has kept the accounts in good order, and is also very experienced.
Mr. Silvio Danailov is a serious person working hard for the benefit of chess.
I look forward to work closely with these people!
From 9th to 11th of March the ECU President Silvio Danailov visited Iceland to help and support the realization of the ECU program “Chess in school”. He also officialy opened the 7th round of Reykjavik Open 2014.
During his stay in Iceland Mr. Danailov, together with the chess legend Garry Kasparov, had a meetings with different very important persons:
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.”