Silvio Danailov dined with the worldwide famous Spanish writer Arturo Perez-Reverte

The President of the European Chess Union, Silvio Danailov, met with the worldwide famous Spanish writer Arturo Perez-Reverte during the prestigious Melody Amber chess tournament in Monte Carlo.

Together with the Bulgarian super grandmaster Veselin Topalov they dined in the refined atmosphere of the Japanese restaurant аt hotel Monte Carlo Bay and discussed about the latest novelties and aspects of chess and world literature. Arturo Perez-Reverte promised to Silvio Danailov to contribute actively for the realization of the project of the European Chess Union, Chess in School. The Spanish writer is known as a great chess lover.


Arturo Perez-Reverte is Spanish journalist and worldwide famous writer. Often working as a war correspondent, including during the Bosnian war. In 1986 he published his first novel, Hussar, and from 1994 mainly deals with writing fiction. Member of the Royal Spanish Academy.

His book The Flemish master narrates about a painter who lived in the end of the fifteenth century and who turns his picture Chess game into a puzzle whose solution can reveal the mystery about the murder of a medieval nobleman and change a few lines in the history books. About his book New York Times writes: “Elegant and witty parlor mystery about life, art and chess game … insanely entertaining.” 

San Francisco Chronicle determines Arturo Perez-Reverte as “master of the intellectual thriller”. According to  Kirkus Literary Review – “Books of Arturo Perez-Reverte” are one of the finest pleasures offered by the modern fiction.”

His novel The Ninth Gate was filmed by the director Roman Polanski, starring the Hollywood actor Johnny Depp.  

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