“Politika” Belgrade: “Danailov is an open person, does not create a false image of himself”

The leading Serbian daily newspaper “Politika” for decades has a chess column, well known throughout Europe. The editor of this column is an International Solving Grandmaster Mr. Marjan Kovacevic, who recently became a World Champion in Chess Compositions.

During his stay in Belgrade, Mr. Silvio Danailov, President of the European Chess Union, gave an exclusive interview to “Politika”.

Announcing him, among other things, Kovacevic writes: “Mr. Danailov was a guest at the opening ceremony of European Individual Women’s Chess Championship, and, with a great excitement, talked about the significance of the Serbian comeback to the big chess scene. It was an opportunity for an interview, which he accepted with a great pleasure. Namely, Serbia was the country where Mr. Danailov, as an International Master, started building his chess career in the late 80s, and the chess column in “Politika” is, as he says, the notion of media coverage of this ancient game. Mr. Silvio Danailov is extremely straightforward and open contributor. He doesn’t create a false image of himself. He openly questions what he doesn’t know and freely expresses his opinion.

In the interview, Mr. Danailov answered many questions which were related to the period of his work with Mr. Veselin Topalov, current position of chess in Bulgaria, and his work in the European Chess Union.

Assessing the organization of the Championship in Belgrade, Mr. Danailov stressed: Belgrade and Serbia must have big tournaments. The organization and the interest in chess are at the very high level here. Something like this you can never find in Scandinavia, for example. The previous European Women’s Championship in Turkey had somewhat bigger prize fund, but the place where it was played was small, close to the border with Syria.

Here it is played in the city centre, we were received by Serbian President Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, so I am thrilled.

Source of the information: www.ecuonline.net

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