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Monday, June 25, 2012 14:07
On June 7th we reported that the organizers of the upcoming Olympiad in Istanbul, the Turkish Chess Federation, will not accept arbiters from seven chess federations. A few days later these federations issued a formal protest to FIDE. More criticism followed, from the Association of Chess Professionals, the European Chess Union, the Russian Chess...
Strong criticism Danailov towards Olympiad organizers
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 14:19
In an open letter distributed last week ECU President Silvio Danailov expressed strong criticism towards the Turkish Chess Federation concerning several aspects of the Istanbul Olympiad. Danailov points out that there are only three rooms per team and very high prizes for additional accommodation. He also refers to a € 100 organization fee that...
Anand-Gelfand: the aftermath
Sunday, June 03, 2012 19:09
The Anand-Gelfand World Championship match finished four days ago, but the news stream hasn't stopped yet. Vladimir Putin inviting the players at his office, Anand's arrival in India, Gelfand's return to Israel, the reactions on Twitter, Kasparov's criticism, Anand's reaction... In this article we'll mention the most important developments since...
Sofia-Zagreb, the "bloody friendship"
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 18:55
Sofia defeated Zagreb with 30-20 points in a friendly chess match over 50 boards between the two capitals. GM Dejan Bojkov reports on the match that was held on Monday, May 28th at the “Bankya Palace” hotel in Bankya, Bulgaria. With this result, seventy years after the first match between the two capitals, the Bulgarians took their revenge. By...
Thursday, May 03, 2012 16:23
Yesterday ECU President Silvio Danailov and grandmaster Veselin Topalov finished a small European tour to promote the "Chess in schools" project, a cooperation between the European Chess Union and the Kasparov Chess Foundation. The two visited Vienna, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Faroe Islands and Oslo. Topalov during a clock simul in Vienna | All photos...
Silvio Danailov: "Our lawyers are studying the case"
Monday, March 19, 2012 16:15
Silvio Danailov is still considering to take FIDE to court for the way they treated the Bulgarian bid to host the 2012 Candidates Tournament. "Our lawyers are studying the case and preparing the report," says the President of the European Chess Union. Silvio Danailov Last Friday we posted an opinion article on the recent Andrew Paulson interview...
Chess in schools program endorsed by EU Parliament
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 17:58
On March 13th, 2012 in Strasbourg the European Parliament endorsed the 'Chess in European schools' program, a cooperation between the European Chess Union (ECU) and the Kasparov Chess Foundation. This was reported by Boyko Hristov, press officer of the ECU. The Written Declaration 50/2011 for the implementation of the chess in schools program...
Danailov to FIDE: "I will not allow such a mockery"
Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:05
Silvio Danailov has reacted strongly to the recent developments around FIDE and the World Championship cycle. The President of the European Chess Union threatened to take FIDE to court for the way they treated the Bulgarian bid to host the 2012 Candidates Tournament, according to Chessdom. Silvio Danailov With three reports we covered the story...
Successful follow-up chess in schools project in EU Parliament
Friday, February 17, 2012 11:23
The 'Chess in European Schools' project had a very successful follow-up on Thursday in the European Parliament. Almost the full needed number of MPs signatures (369 signatures – 50%+1 from the total number of 736 MPs) was gained during the session of the Parliament which was held on February 13-16, 2012 in Strasbourg, France. Just a few signatures...
Veselin Topalov, Tata GM group A: "I don't really know about my state"
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:13
Today we finish our series of three interviews, with players from the Tata Steel A, B and C groups, who all make some sort of comeback. In the third interview we have Veselin Topalov, winner of the San Luis FIDE World Championship in 2005 and challenger of Vishy Anand in the 2010 World Championship. The Bulgarian grandmaster won the 2005 Chess...

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