Chess is one of the most popular board games in the world. Strategy, visualisation and evaluation are essential to this intriguing game that has been available since before the 9th century- and Vasil Bojkov exceeds all three of such skills.
Vasil Bojkov’s contributions to culture and business are internationally acknowledged. With two degrees, one from your Sofia University in Mathematics and something from your University of National and World Economy in Labour Economics, it’s hardly surprising that all these areas have flourished since Bojkov gained fascination with them. If major achievements in chess are only the tip in the iceberg, it’s nearly as if everything he touches turns to gold!
During Bojkov’s chairmanship in the Vassil Bojkov, Bulgaria was ranked 1st for both men and women. The person who was ranked first, Veselin Topalov, also won the 2005 Chess Oscar and it is now a chess grandmaster. The girl, Antoaneta Stefanova, won numerous competitions as a child and after her world championship said, “I thank…Vasil Bojkov, who, before he took over as the president in the federation, believed in me and helped me”.
Arguably some of the most significant events in Bulgarian sport history occurred while Bojkov was chairman in the Bulgarian Federation of Sports Shooting. With two Olympic gold medals for Maria Grozdeva then one for Tanyu Kiryakov, History won’t forget Bojkov’s contributions to Bulgaria any time soon. Grozdeva will be the only woman to have triumphantly defended the 25 meter Pistol in the Olympic games and Kiryakov was second devote Sportsman of the season award in 2000.
From 1999 to 2006, Bojkov was the property owner from the CSKA Football team. Within this time, they had 13 wins in 13 games in the 2002 championship – this even includes one against Liverpool in the third qualifying cqphxy of UEFA Champions League. As well as this, the first time since 1997 the group became champions and the club was financially stable in adverse to other parts of the club’s history. Interestingly, soon after Bojkov sold CSKA they finished the season in second place, being 6 points behind Levski in 2007.
Not only has Bojkov helped massively improve each one of these areas in sport, he come up with sports betting company Eurofootball in 1993. February 18 in 2002 is also one of the company’s major dates wherein it signed a partnership deal with the Greek company Intralot. Today, they have bets over a huge array of sports – hockey, football, chess, Formula 1 and tennis to mention a tiny few.