Silvio Danailov: "Paulson is a Simple Employee" Who Will Become a "Complete Disaster for Chess"

Время публикации: 25.12.2012 20:21 | Последнее обновление: 25.12.2012 20:41

Chessvibes dedicated a large material to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne to dismiss all requests from the Bulgarian Chess Federation. Namely, the website cites Nigel Freeman, Treasurer and Executive Director of FIDE, and Silvio Danailov. Freeman said he "do not understand why he [Danailov] brought the case." Silvio Danailov responed by the email: "The problem is FIDE by general principals won't give us any major future event for political reasons. Having in mind the big contribution of the Bulgarian Chess Federation to FIDE during the last decade, we can't permit to be treated like that and must fight." 

Here's what Silvio Danailov said about Andrew Paulson and the company AGON:

"I have met Paulson & Co several times and I immediately realized that [they] are not serious and will be a complete disaster for chess after the Candidates where Azerbaijan pays the bill. So far this is their only sponsor. The London Grand Prix was one of the worse organized big chess events ever; everybody could see it. They have no money, no sponsors and absolutely no idea about chess at all. Obviously Agon & Paulson came to the chess world  trying to fish some money and when they realized there is none they will disappear after the Candidates. You can't let to those people [have] the rights of all major FIDE events for the next 10 years by general principals.

Who is the real owner of Agon? Obviously Paulson is a simple employee which he confirmed during the CAS hearing. FIDE promised to disclose who is Agon's owner after the ratification of the contract and again silence and nothing happened. Why?"

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