Ion Dobronauteanu, former President of the Romanian Chess Federation, has been elected Vice President of the European Chess Union on Wednesday during the elections that took place in Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk, a town that is also hosting the Chess Olympics, the Romanian Chess Federation informs. The Romanian defeated Turkey’s Ali Nihat Yazici (30-24). Bulgaria’s Silvio Danailov was elected President. The Romanian women’s team defeated Iran in round 8 of the Chess Olympics, score 3-1. The result has pushed the Romanian team on 13th place in the overall standings. Russia continues to top the standings with 16 points, followed by Serbia and Russia II, each with 13 points.