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18 June 2014: FIDE Trainers’ Commission FIDE Trainers' Awards 2013


22 May 2014
: FIDE Trainers’ Commission FIDE Trainers' Awards 2013

Announcement, Regulations, and Nominees

We welcome nominations for the six categories that have been approved and these are as follows:

1. Botvinnik Mikhail medal for men’s trainer or captain, for best results in men competitions where World Championships and Olympiads are valued foremost, to be considered too are long standing high results.

2. Furman Symeon medal for women’s trainer or captain, similar to Botvinnik medal but applicable to women’s competitions.

3. Euwe Max medal for juniors trainer, for best results in junior competitions, to be considered are world and continental championships plus founder of famous chess schools, training programs, and academies.

4. Boleslavsky Isaac medal for best book which instructional values are remarkable, and to be considered are also series of articles, instructional computer software, and programs for development of players.

5. Petrosian Tigran medal for a special achievement over the last years.

6. Razuvaev Yuri medal for education of trainers.

16 July 2013:

FIDE Trainers’ Commission FIDE Trainers' Awards 2012


20 January 2013:

FIDE TRG Trainers' Awards 2012 (Rules)

FIDE TRG Trainers' Awards (History 2008-2011) (updated with clickable hyperlinks towards info pages)


FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov awarding the Tree of Chess to FIDE Senior Trainer Efstratios Grivas
(photo courtesy of Anastasiya Karlovich)

2012.09.24 FIDE Trainer Awards 2008-2011

2012.07.17 FIDE Trainer Awards 2011 Results

2012.06.28 FIDE Trainer Awards 2011 Rules


Krakow (Poland) FIDE Congress 2011 FIDE Trainer 2010 Awards: FST Grivas with TRG "Tree of Chess" receipient FST Tukmakov

2009.05.04 The Nominations for FIDE Trainer Awards (pdf)
2009.10.22 FIDE Trainer Awards 2008 (pdf)

"TRAINERS AWARDS 2008: I was delighted to get a Boleslavsky Medal from FIDE. This was a very big honor for me, especially because there were so many excellent books competing. I think that the jury might like the concept for training's book series. I feel inspired to continue my work in this direction. Artur Jussupow"

"TRAINERS AWARDS 2008: I am very thankful to all for the Petrosian Medal Award. We simply love chess. It is very nice to get it from colleagues. Smbat Lputian"

"TRAINERS AWARDS 2008: I consider the Botvinnik Medal Award as the highest prize for my trainer work for my country. Of course, this success was based on my own trainers work, like late Oleg Dementiev. I studied a lot from the greats, especially from Tigran Petrosian. Plus all my pupils supported me with their devotion to chess and their fighting abilities. I think that it was high time to start Nominations for the best trainers, as trainers are forgotten many times. Arshak Petrosian"


2010.03.03 FIDE Trainer Awards 2008 & 2009 - The Tree of Chess! (pdf)


2010.07.04 FIDE Trainer Awards 2009
CV Boris Alterman (doc)
CV Efstratios Grivas (doc)
CV Kameswaran Visweswaran (doc) (nomination)

2010.09.28 FIDE Trainer Awards 2009 - Rules (pdf)
2010.07.17 FIDE Trainer Awards 2009 - Results (pdf)
2010.09.28 FIDE Trainer Awards 2009 - Results 2 (pdf)


2010.11.14 Interview with FST Artur Jusupov (link)

2011.03.19 FIDE Trainer Awards 2010 - Rules (doc)

2011.07.10 FIDE Trainer Awards 2010 - Rules & Results (link)

2010.03.05 FIDE Trainers' Commission - THE TREE OF CHESS

FIDE Trainers Commission

FIDE Trainer Awards 2008 & 2009

TRG announces that the FIDE Trainers' Awards ‘Chess Oscars', which were made by the famous Ukrainian sculptor Mr. Volodymyr Odrehivskyj, were already handed to TRG Chairman Adrian Mikhalchishin.

The sculptures are beautiful and stylized chess pieces, a real work of top art and maybe much more good looking than the ‘original' Chess Oscars.

The sculpture has been named as the "Tree of Chess".

The artist is now in Kiev, in the Sculpture Salon and on March 5th he will open his monument of the great Ukrainian poet Shevchenko, in Athens, Greece!






The FIDE Trainers Commission (TRG) is pleased to announce the first ever FIDE Trainer Awards and will begin by honouring the achievements of  our most successful colleagues of 2008, as confirmed by the last meeting of the former FIDE Trainers Committee at the Dresden FIDE Congress 2008 and approved by the recent meeting of the Istanbul FIDE Presidential Board 2009.

There will be a judges’ panel (formed on September 1st, 2009) consisting of seven (7) members with great  reputation in the field of training. Such persons shall not be nominees for any title awards.

Although the committee has made up a short list of candidates, we will still welcome and consider nominations for the five categories that have been approved and these are as follows:


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