The President of ECU, Silvio Danailov and the former World Champion, Veselin Topalov, to visit Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey on October 3rd – 6th

The President of ECU, Silvio Danailov and the former World Champion, Veselin Topalov, to visit Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey on October 3th – 6th. The main mission of their visit is to popularize the game of chess and to present the program “Chess in Schools”, which Silvio Danailov and Garry Kasparov recently presented in EU Parliament in Brussels.

On 3rd of October GM Veselin Topalov will have a session of simultaneous chess against the national team of Ireland at the Clarence hotel in Dublin. His opponents will be GM Alexander Baburin (ELO 2535), IM Sam Collins (2436), IM Alex Lopez (ELO 2424) and IM Mark Quinn (ELO 2398).

After Dublin, Silvio Danailov and Veselin Topalov will visit Jersey where Topalov will give simul vs. 25 Jersey players on October 5th.

On the next day they will continue with their trip to Guernsey, where Topalov will give clock simul against 16 players from this British island.

On his part the ECU President will have a several meeting in Dublin, Jersey and Guernsey with representatives of their Ministries of Education. Mr. Danailov will present the project “Chess in Schools”, which recently had a big success in the EU Parliament in Brussels.

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