My vision

Chess is my job, chess is my hobby, chess is my life…and much more than that – chess is my dream.

I have a dream…

I have a dream one day our beloved game to be among the most popular and attractive sports in the world.

I have a dream one day chess to become a symbol of the intelligent, modern and successful people.

And I believe that all this is possible, because chess has huge potential.

As I always say chess is not just another game, but is much more than that. It is unique and unusual combination between sport, education, culture and science. There is not another sport like chess.

The best and most accurate way to promote chess and to make it an important part of the modern reality is to be entered into the daily life of our children at an early age. We have to give to our children the unique possibility to play that ancient game. And I am proud that together with my team we already had a great success in that activity – on 13th of March, 2012 in Strasbourg the MEPs accepted our very important program “Chess in school”. From now on is just a matter of time, chess to become part of the educational system of the new Europe. And we can be calm, because our children, these new Europeans will learn their life lessons not from the street, but with the help of the deep wisdom of chess.

Chess is a powerful and stable bridge between our modern civilization and the treasures of the past. It teaches us in wisdom, nobility, strength, balanced and purposeful way of living. The place of the chess is as part of the world culture and one day it will be there. I have started already very close dialogue with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO about recognition of chess as part of the World Cultural Heritage and I am convinced that this process will be successful.

Chess is teaching us in fair play, chess is teaching us to act like knights. That’s why all my actions are dependent on this principle – fair play in relationships, fair play in organizing and conducting of tournaments, fair play in the cooperation between the chess institutions, lawful decisions and transparent procedures in granting of chess events.

Regardless of the skin color, gender, country of origin or title – every single chess player, every single chess figure is very important and this is the only way all of us to act as one family, according to our slogan Gens Una Sumus!

Being one family, very important part of our daily activities is to defend the interest of the chess professionals, which very often means bringing more money in chess. This will happen if we introduce new business models in managing and financing of chess. Let us think about chess as a product, which has millions of players and fans. Let’s count our big army and let’s show our great number and strong interest to the community and sponsors. Let them know that chess in strong and powerful, let them know that all European chess federations are united – with same actions, with same behavior, strong as one.

One of the important characteristics of chess is that it evolves and adapts to the context of the reality in which it exists. If we want chess to be transformed into a more attractive discipline for the sponsors, there is not enough just to reveal its treasures, but we have to introduce also new rules and new formats of chess events.

Fundamental principle in chess is the conquest of new territories and we have to act with the precision of grandmasters according to this principle, if we want to achieve our goals.

Chess is unusual, chess is unique and we have to show to the society its uniqueness, to reveal its treasures, to show its real face.

I have a dream…

I have a dream one day chess to become a symbol of the intelligent, modern and successful people.

I have a dream one day our beloved game to be among the most popular and attractive sports in the world.

I have a dream one day chess to become an Olympic sport.

And I know…All this will happen!

Gens Una Sumus!

 

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