Tuesday, March 23, 2010

All about the ECU

Until Silvio Danailov's recent announcement to run for the ECU's presidential office, I have to admit that I knew little about the ECU (European Chess Union) despite the fact that they've actually been around for a quarter of a century. ChessDom has a little bit more about that body courtesy of their marketing man FM Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou.

Today ECU finally has a profile, a base, a budget and a considerable portfolio of annual Events. And this is one of the main reasons that many chess personalities want to work and offer their services to the Organization. We have already three candidates for the President’s Office and it seems that we will have more proposals. In fact this is good for ECU, Chess, and Democracy because the competition will bring more work and development.

There's also now a follow-up interview with current ECU boss, Boris Kutin who will face up to both Danailov and Turkish fed boss Ali Nihat Yazici. My money's on Yazici.

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