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Silvio Danailov
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1980 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2425 (2419 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2466

Overall record: +7 -23 =20 (34.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (5) 
    A15 A13 A14
 King's Indian (5) 
    E67 E61 E92 E62 E97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B90 B81 B52 B32 B84
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E12 E16 E17
 Sicilian Scheveningen (4) 
    B81 B80 B84
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   S Danailov vs Joel Benjamin, 1980 1/2-1/2

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   2000 Corus (Group B) by gauer

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   S Danailov vs V Sivuk (Nov-12-16) 1/2-1/2
   S Danailov vs Ftacnik (Nov-09-16) 0-1
   S Atalik vs S Danailov (Nov-07-16) 1-0
   T Luther vs S Danailov (Nov-05-16) 1-0
   S Danailov vs Damljanovic (Nov-02-16) 0-1

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(born Apr-21-1961, 57 years old) Bulgaria

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Silvio Danailov is an International Master (1984), International Organizer and had been a president of the European chess union. He is probably best-known as the manager of former FIDE World Champions Veselin Topalov and Ruslan Ponomariov.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Danailov vs Joel Benjamin  ½-½301980World Junior ChB08 Pirc, Classical
2. S Danailov vs Kasparov 0-1301980World Junior ChE92 King's Indian
3. S Danailov vs J A C Blanco 1-0371980EU-ch U20B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
4. J Lechtynsky vs S Danailov  ½-½491981PamporovoE12 Queen's Indian
5. S Danailov vs Kiril D Georgiev  ½-½171984BUL-chA15 English
6. S Danailov vs D Donchev  ½-½231984BUL-chA14 English
7. S Danailov vs Tringov  0-1511985BUL-chE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. G Andruet vs S Danailov 0-1241985BUL-FRAB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
9. S Danailov vs G Andruet 0-1391985BUL-FRAE12 Queen's Indian
10. Azmaiparashvili vs S Danailov  1-0371986RUSE16 Queen's Indian
11. S Danailov vs Chekhov  ½-½451986Moscow-BA21 English
12. Yermolinsky vs S Danailov 1-0261986It (cat.10)E17 Queen's Indian
13. Vasiukov vs S Danailov  1-0231986Moscow-BB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. S Danailov vs Chekhov  ½-½231986Leipzig BKLA15 English
15. S Danailov vs N Davies  ½-½141986Albena (Bulgaria)A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
16. Chekhov vs S Danailov  1-0381988Protvino-BA30 English, Symmetrical
17. Dreev vs S Danailov ½-½121988Protvino-BE12 Queen's Indian
18. Bronstein vs S Danailov 1-0301989WarsawB08 Pirc, Classical
19. S Danailov vs Topalov 0-1381989Sofia ch-BGA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. S Danailov vs Khalifman  ½-½261989Bad MergentheimA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
21. Adams vs S Danailov 1-0491990CannesC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. L Sandler vs S Danailov  ½-½151990AdelaideB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. A Cichocki vs S Danailov 0-1321990Warsaw Legion opA48 King's Indian
24. S Danailov vs Krasenkow  ½-½471991CaldasD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
25. S Danailov vs Tringov  1-0431991BUL-chTA04 Reti Opening
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Nov-12-09  badest: <P.S. If by some unlikely chance Topalov should steal the title from Anand, he will not hold onto it for long. Magnus Carlsen would blow the ever-loving holy #$%& of mother out of Topalov in a title match...> Sorry but Anand/Kramnik/Topalov would spank the boy in a match if they are in decent form. People that say that Carlsen will demolish NN always seem to assume that Magus is playing at 2900+ strength and his opponents at about 2750 ...
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  pawn to QB4: <If Topalov were a self-respecting player I have no idea why he would associate himself with the likes of him>. yes, I too think Danailov comes across as pretty gruesome. But if I were advising Vishy Anand I'd be telling him that, now he's taken the decision to play in Bulgaria, he should be scouring the chess world for someone equally horrid to fight his corner if required. As for why Topalov associates with him...must be great to have someone do the office politics for you, while most of the damage to reputation ends up with him instead of you.
Nov-12-09  Blunderdome: <badest>, you are a Topalov fan. What do you think of his manager?
May-26-10  Open Defence:

was this Danailov's number ?

May-31-10  talisman: <Open Defence> good one. i don't like this guy.
i don't think anand likes this guy.
i' real sure anand's wife doesn't like this guy.
the ty cobb of chess and i don't think ty cobb would've liked this guy. he says that manager is a serious title and anand's wife is not a manager. silvio, manager is serious title in baseball. in chess it means leech.
May-31-10  bharatiy: What a loser?! Doesn't he get it, he and his boy have lost a match in their backyard, everyone hates them and he still goes on and on. He is embarrassing meanest devil now.
Jul-09-10  theagenbiteofoutwit: You have to admit, the man knows how to dress.
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  HeMateMe: Maybe he and Carlsen can man hug in designer threads, for the fashion photogs?
Sep-01-10  I play the Fred: The Sorrow and Sorrow of Chess.
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  HeMateMe: Even the yogurt eaters don't like him.
Sep-29-10  e4d4: "I know..."
Sep-29-10  micartouse: <"I know...">

Looks like the Bill Withers platform didn't quite work.

Sep-29-10  adair10: For some reason I think most chess players will be pleased with his work as a president.
Feb-17-11  Sbetsho: adair10: I won't. Even if he does all the right things but then manages to establish this:

"The 30 seconds a move increment (and any increment in general!) should be abandoned. Thats essentially deprived fans of the enthralling spectacle of time trouble."

If this happens, Chess would be pretty much dead for me. Those timetrouble scrambles can be exciting to watch maybe (for me, not), but is very effectively destroying the essence and the beauty of the game, not to mention also the quality of play.

Maybe it's just me, but I find it much more enjoyable to watch (and even more, play) games that have increment so the games ends (more likely) to deserving conclusion instead of things get mixed for such arbitary limitation as absolute time when all the good play and planning may come to nothing because you are forced to play moves blinding fast and the game transforms into a speed competition and has very little to do with chess anymore.

Sep-03-11  theagenbiteofinwit: <I have to admit that hes not such a bad chess manager, in the sense of finding money, and hes come up with some sensible ideas.> -Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik.
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  whiteshark: October 3th, 2011 Madrid, Spain

To: World Chess Federation

Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

President Executive Board 82 FIDE Congress

Dear Mr. President,

Dear Executive Board Members,

Dear Delegates,

I am writing to you on behalf of the European chess family regarding the forthcoming FIDE Congress in Krakow. Namely, with my colleagues I analyzed the proposed changes, since they are very important for the future of chess, especially from the viewpoint of organization of chess competitions and their further development and growth in number.

In addition, I read very attentively the letters sent to the FIDE Executive Board by the Spanish Chess Federation and the Royal Dutch Chess Federation which are concerned with the proposed changes.

Furthermore, I received a certain number of e-mails and phone calls from the representatives of federations as well as from organizers, arbiters and chess players.

All the phone calls and conversations contains one core in common a great concern for the future of chess competitions if those proposals are adopted.

With that being said, before to give any explanation, I take this opportunity to make my own proposal:


Namely, as the President of the continental federation, I believe that such changes need to be discussed more broadly reaching clear answers to the following questions why have these changes been implemented and in which way the chess world will benefit from these changes?

I feel free to make a few comments on the above mentioned:

1. It is evident that, according to the new proposal for registration and the payments for the rated tournaments, the communication with FIDE shifts from the national federations straight to the tournament organizers. I am pretty sure that it brings a great danger, especially for the reason that, according to both the FIDE and the ECU Statutes, our partners are national federations.

2. Knowing the situation in many European countries, I claim that a huge number of organizers do not have knowledge enough to fulfill communication standard with FIDE regarding the rating of tournaments.

3. I am pretty sure that the annual payment of licenses, no matter the amount, would instantly decrease the number of active chess players ready to participate in the competitions even by half, and I believe that the same would happen with the tournaments if the launched proposals would be adopted.

I would like to express my concerns regarding these proposals, for they would cause a significant decrease in the number of chess competitions, or their transformation into unofficial ones with unrated status. In addition, it might also happen that some national federations will ignore this system.

Dear Mr. President,

Dear Executive Board Members,

I really hope that the common sense will prevail like many times so far, and I believe that now you will find the solution how to avoid a great crisis and danger which might shake the chess motto idea "GENS UNA SUMUS".

Silvio Danailov

President of ECU

Apr-21-13  Llawdogg: Happy Birthday.
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  whiteshark: He's kind of a sorehead:
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  perfidious: <theagenbiteofinwit: <I have to admit that hes not such a bad chess manager, in the sense of finding money, and hes come up with some sensible ideas.> -Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik.>

A backhanded compliment if there ever was one.

Apr-13-14  RedShield: <Meanwhile, back at chess politics, poisonous though they be - what is the truth about Silvio Danailov and the prison term he's alleged to have served?>


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  MissScarlett: <Silvio Danailov ‏@SilvioDanailov

The crooks from @ChessDom are crying because they can't steal others people work anymore :>

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  zanzibar: <MissS> How 'bout this one?

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  MissScarlett: Of course, by supporting AGON, Danailov allies himself with Kramnik, so you know there must be more to it.

Maybe these Chessdom headlines from the last couple of years explain things:

<The scandal in Bulgarian chess deepens>

<Amid scandals Danailov wins BCF elections>

<Corruption scandal rocks the Bulgarian Chess Federation>

<Bulgarian Chess Federation Accused Of Corruption, Danailov Denies>

Jul-08-16  BIDMONFA: Silvio Danailov


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  MissScarlett: <Silvio Danailov ‏ @SilvioDanailov

This report reminds me WCC match Topalov vs Kramnik in Elista 2006>

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