Thursday, September 03, 2009

Bulgaria ready to bid for world championship match

Breaking news: Minutes after the end of the meeting between Boiko Borisov and the team of Veselin Topalov, Silvio Danailov confirmed in a phone call to Chessdom.com that Bulgaria will for sure bid for the organization of the World Chess Championship match between Veselin Topalov and Vishwanathan Anand.
Topalov - Anand Sofia bid to be 3 million euro

Bulgaria’s pride, World No. 1 Topalov and his manager Silvio Danailov met Prime Minister Boiko Borisov on Thursday to discuss the possibility of their country hosting the match.

Minutes after the meeting, Danailov was quoted by noted website Chessdom as saying, "At the meeting, the Prime Minister has guaranteed €3 million for the organisation of the event. The official bid will be sent to the FIDE office by the Bulgarian Chess Federation (BCF)."
Bulgaria to bid for Anand-Topalov match

See also AICF to work on matching Bulgarian bid