Danailov and Von Weizsäcker present their teams

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Danailov and Von WeizsäckerThis week Silvio Danailov and Robert von Weizsäcker, who are both running for the European Union presidency, presented their teams. Von Weizsäcker is joined by three chess grandmasters.

Not only will the new FIDE President be chosen during the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, but also the new President of the European Chess Union. As we reported before, Silvio Danailov, Boris Kutin, Robert von Weizsäcker and Turkish Chess Federation President Ali Nihat Yacizi are the candidates. This week Danailov and Von Weizsäcker presented their teams.

Robert von Weizsäcker

The following letter was sent by the Deputy President of the German Chess Federation:

To all European Federations

7 June 2010

Dear Presidents, dear Delegates,

The German Chess Federation is pleased to announce that its President Robert von Weizsäcker will run for ECU President. He has been asked by a lot of federations and players to form a ticket representing all parts of Europe.

He has succeeded in creating the following strong team:

President: Prof. Dr. Robert von Weizsäcker (CC-GM), Germany Deputy President: Nigel Short (GM), England Vice President: Ivan Sokolov (GM), Bosnia & Herzegovina Secretary General: Johann Hjartarson (GM), Iceland Treasurer: Dr. Yuri Kaplun, Ukraine

As according to the ECU Statutes the Board should comprise representatives of different federations, the current ECU Secretary General Horst Metzing cannot be included anymore into the Board. In the interest of the future successful work for European chess he should be appointed as Executive Director and should continue to run the ECU Office in Berlin.

Enclosed you will find short curricula vitae of all Board members as well as a first mission paper of Robert von Weizsäcker’s team.

We would like to ask all European Chess Federations to support this team and to vote for this new European leadership.

Best regards,

Dr. Hans-Jürgen Weyer Deputy President

Silvio Danailov

The following communiqué was sent by the Bulgarian side:

Respected Colleagues,

Please find the ticket of Mr. Silvio Danailov for ECU elections:

1. President – Mr. Silvio Danailov (Bulgaria) 2. Deputy President – Mr. Tomasz Sielicki (Poland) 3. Vice President – Mr. Ion-Serban Dobronauteanu (Romania) 4. Secretary General – Mrs. Sava Stoisavljevic (Serbia) 5. Treasurer – Mr. Almog Burstein (Israel)

On Monday, June 14th we are going to publish the CV of all the members of the ticket.

Update: Full CVs of Silvio Danailov’s team now provided.
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