16 December 2015: FST Adrian Mikhalchishin, FST Vladimir Grabinsky (winner of the Euwe medal 2014), and sculptor Professor Volodymyr Odrehivsjkyj, author of the statuette TREE OF CHESS.
Facebook (Adrian Mikhalchishin)
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov awarding the Tree of Chess to FIDE Senior Trainer Efstratios Grivas
(photo courtesy of Anastasiya Karlovich)
Krakow (Poland) FIDE Congress 2011 FIDE Trainer 2010 Awards: FST Grivas with TRG "Tree of Chess" receipient FST Tukmakov
20 January 2013: FIDE TRG Trainers' Awards (History 2008-2011) (updated with clickable hyperlinks towards info pages)
24 September 2012: FIDE Trainer Awards 2008-2011
2010.03.03 FIDE Trainer Awards 2008 & 2009 - The Tree of Chess! (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"
2010.07.04 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 (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:
1. Botvinnik Mikhail medal for men’s trainer or captain, for best results in mens 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.
Nominations can be made by FIDE office bearers, TRG, and Federations. FIDE Senior Trainers (and FIDE Trainers in exceptional circumstances) can also make nominations. A special form has to be filled up and submitted (see below).
Prizes will be announced together with the results. Chess Publishers or any sponsor with interest in the subject, can offer their views and sponsorship to the TRG.
The FIDE Trainers Commission will also be setting up a Trainer Hall of Fame and the 2008 FIDE Awards Committee will start this by inducting ten (10) celebrated legendary trainers from the past and the present.
TRG’s intention is that every year together with the five (5) trainers of the year awards, we will also continue to honour one or more of our esteemed colleagues with membership of the Trainer Hall of Fame, and besides creating a special place on TRG website (www.getchesstraining.com) to honour them, we will also be finding a permanent home for our Hall of Fame in one or more FIDE Academies worldwide.
Please send your nominations via email with biography attached to TRG Secretary Efstratios Grivas (
) for consideration by the committee before August 31st, 2009.
The winners will be announced on September 10th, 2009.