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17 February 2017:
In Memoriam:
Anatoly Machulsky
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In London, at age 61 only, died after a long battle with cancer IGM Anatoly Machulsky. He was a prominent Ukrainian-Russian businessman, who was a great chess mecena. He sponsored a few strong International Seniors tournaments in USA and England, and many chess books. He was born in one of the Ukrainian Chess centers in Kharkov, and was Ukrainian and Soviet Junior Chess Champion a few times. He was an educated chess trainer. All his friends – grandmasters, are mourning his departure. We all sent condolences to his family.
FIDE Trainers' Commission

FIDE Chess Profile

27.12.2016
World Chess Olympiad through the eyes of Captains
Vladimir Grabinsky
Andrei Maksimenko

26 September 2016:
In Memoriam:
RIP Mark Dvoretsky (1947-2016)
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FIDE Trainers’ Commission expresses sincere condolences to Mark Dvoretsky’s family, the Russian Chess Federation, and the global chess community on our loss.
RIP Mark Dvoretsky (1947-2016)

19 September 2016:
In September the Alekhine Chess Academy in Chaves (a Roman city in the north of Portugal) will work online for the young chess talents of Portugal. The project is planned to continue with other Portuguese speaking countries: Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, Cape Verde, and Guinea-Bissau. Trainer is former Ukrainian trainer Roman Chemerys, who worked a lot in Angola. He is using all important methods from the Soviet Chess School.
Academia Alekhine Estoril

2 June 2016:
The FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) is pleased to announce the eighth FIDE Trainer Awards Results for 2015.

7 January 2016
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TRG Chairman's letter to all FIDE trainers

1 February 2016
FIDE Trainers' Commission (TRG) Annual Meeting
(announcement)
TRG is announcing its annual meeting to be held in Lviv, Ukraine, March 5th to 8th, 2016. The meeting is under the authorization of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Ukrainian Chess Federation (UCF).

1 Dec 2015
FIDE Trainers' Awards 2015
The FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) is pleased to announce the eighth FIDE Trainer Awards and will continue by
honouring the achievements of our most successful colleagues of 2015.

24 Nov 2015

The FIDE Trainers’ Commission greets Mr Kirsan Ilyumzhinov on his 20 years service as FIDE President!
TRG greetings
20th anniversary of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's Presidency in FIDE

29 July 2015

On behalf of the FIDE Trainers' Commission I express our deepest condolences to Efstratios Grivas and his family on the departure of his mother at age 79. May she rest in peace.
Adrian Mikhalchishin

5 June 2015
The FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) is pleased to announce the seventh FIDE Trainer Awards Results for 2014.
FIDE Trainer Awards 2014 - RESULTS

30 April 2015
http://shop.chessbase.com/pics/a_3 Adrian Mikhachishin's "Chess lessons of the past and present".

7 April 2015
International Summer Chess Training Camps 2015 (announcement)

20 January 2015: Chess trainer-promoter offer

To all who are interested.

Mikhail Gurevich - ex-trainer, assistant of Kasparov and Anand, looking for job opportunites.
Lives in Brussels, Belgium since 1991 up to date, creator of the Turkish Chess School, trainer of Bart Michiels and Dariusz Swiercz in recent years.

For more detailed information you may trust the following site:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Gurevich_(chess_player)

Do not hesitate to contact me for any further questions.

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Mikhail Gurevich
International Grand Master, FIDE Senior Trainer
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5 January 2015: Attention: FIDE Affiliated Federations - Subject: Trainers Titles’ Licence Fees (pdf)
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15 November 2014:

TRG is announcing its annual meeting to be held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, January 28-31, 2015.
The meeting is under the authorization of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and the
United Arab Emirates Chess Federation (UAECF).

Announcement
Agenda
Sharjah Club 1st Teams Rapid Championship 2015
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24 October 2014:

TRG Seminars

By January 2015, TRG will have already conducted 150 seminars all over the five Continents and 74 countries/federations.
These are:

Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Comoros Islands,
Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece,
Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi,
Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Palau, Paraguay,
Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa,
South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates,
United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

Of course, there is long way to go, as the FIDE affiliated federations are 181, but it has to be noted that TRG is a quite young
FIDE Commission, counting just 10 years of existence.

We are inviting federations to contact TRG and co-organize a useful and educational seminar for trainers. And we are planning a
special gift for seminar 150 – anything can change in the coming months!

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Announcements
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15 November 2014:

TRG is announcing its annual meeting to be held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, January 28-31, 2015.
The meeting is under the authorization of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and the
United Arab Emirates Chess Federation (UAECF).

Announcement
Agenda

22 May 2014
: FIDE Trainers’ Commission FIDE Trainers' Awards 2013
Announcement, Regulations, and Nominees

6 May 2014:
FIDE Trainers' Commission Annual Meeting 2014
"TRG is announcing its annual meeting to be held in Barcelona, Spain, May 15-18, 2014. The meeting is under the authorization of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Spanish Chess Federation (FEDA)."


1 April 2014
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Pleasefamiliarise yourselves with the new FIDE - TRG Regulations and All Seminar Guide (approved by FIDE PB - Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia 2014):
http://trainers.fide.com/fide-trainers-system.html

18 October 2013
: FIDE - TRG Regulations(approved by FIDE GA - Tallinn, Estonia 2013)

11 October 2013
: Meetings and Activities of FIDE TRG Chairman GM & FST Adrian Mikhalchishin

2 July 2013:
Germany accepted the FIDE Training System!
FIDE Trainers' Titles officially approved in Germany!

24 June 2013
: The FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) proudly announces completing one hundred FIDE Trainers’ Seminars for FIDE Trainers’ Titles (2004-2013)!
FIDE TRG 100

10 May 2013:
Slovenia accepted the FIDE Training System!
FIDE Trainers' Titles officially approved in Slovenia!


22 April 2013:
FIDE Trainers' Commission Annual Meeting 2013
"TRG is announcing its annual meeting to be held in Washington DC, August 9-11, 2013. The meeting is under the authorization of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and the United States Chess Federation (USCF)."

16 April 2013
: TRG's publications
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4 February 2013

Chess Instructors for Cruise Ships

Cruise Letter
Cruise Info
Cruise Interview Prep Manual 2013

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16 November 2012

Trainers Books 2012


TRG publishes the list of books for licenced trainers, which have been posted by mail to all their respective FIDE Chess Federations in 2012. Please check the delivery details and you may inform us if you haven't received your TRG books. Also, please keep in mind that TRG (FIDE office) sent to all trainers (licenced or not) via their Chess Federations their FIDE Diplomas, Pins and Badges. Please, check as well.

TRG Books Postage Lists

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2 September 2012

FIDE Trainers' Commission Meeting (Istanbul 2012)

Trainers’ Commission assembled for a meeting on the September, 2 in the morning in the Hotel Polat Renaissance. 25 famous trainers attended the meeting, among them FIDE General Secretary Ignatius Leong, and Secretary of the Commission for Women’s Chess Susan Polgar.

Chairman of Trainers’ Commission GM Adrian Mihalčišin reported about the Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk. Since the abovementioned event there were conducted 30 trainers’ seminars, even in such remote places, as Nigeria and Tajikistan, where FIDE trainers were welcomed very cordially.

As Mihalčišin mentioned, one the most important topics on the agenda is the development of the chess among disabled people. Trainers’ Commission is planning to launch series of seminars for disabled chess players, e.g. the first such seminar will be start in FIDE Trainer Academy in Berlin.

Chairman suggested establishing contacts with European Union deputies in order to involve their help in funding for various activities among disabled chess players.

On behalf of all Trainers’ Commission Chairman expressed his gratitude to all sponsors and supporters: FIDE, ARISF, ECU and National Chess Federations, Asian and African continental Chess Federations’ presidents and TRG lecturers.

Trainers’ licenses which had to become obligatory from 01/01/2012 were postponed for two years.

Trainers’ Commission plans to intensify trainers’ education by the introduction of educational seminars. At the moment practically all trainers joined FIDE trainers’ system. TRG has a practice of recommending its top-trainers for different National Chess Federations at their requests. Mihalčišin also mentioned about one unpleasant case, when TRG sent Mališauskas to Libiya, but after three months the war has started there.

TRG continues to publish books with the most important articles on middle games and endgames by top FIDE trainers. This useful material is available on TRG web site as well. Chairman emphasized the necessity of improvement of cooperation with different FIDE commissions. TRG is very satisfied with collaboration with Chess in Schools Commission, Development Commission and Commission for Women’s Chess.

Together with Chess in Schools Commission TRG publishes syllabus for trainers of the first level (beginners). TRG still cooperates with other commissions where their experience and expertise can be very valuable. TRG still awaits accepting and approving their proposals about such simple issues as the role of reserve player, logical parings in Swiss system tournaments and age of veterans. TRG emphasized that it’s necessary to improve the supervision of health condition of players during competitions. This question has to be discussed with Medical Commission.

Future TRG plans:
• publishing more useful books for trainers as program of their publishing was promised by FIDE President personally;
• discussing and amending the rights and obligations of team captains during the FIDE competitions;
• elaborate Africa program, which is ready to be launched after financial possibilities for it are found;

TRG should be very careful with the profile of the trainer’s, who work with kids, as some of these trainers have lack of pedagogical education. There are even some unpleasant cases of alcohol abuse, and unacceptable behavior during Youth competitions.

Mihalčišin believes that it’s necessary to create a specialized agency in FIDE for promotion of chess worldwide. For example, for development of women’s chess it may be possible to contact different fashion and cosmetic companies, women magazines. TRG believes that logo “Beautiful & clever” can be sold easily. This promotional agency should work seriously with world and national press.

On this subject Jesper Hall from Sweden remarked that first of all for such activity TRG needs to demonstrate to such companies the advantages and the attractiveness of chess. He himself prepared materials from Swedish and international researches for Swedish sponsors and suggested that such researches should be also conducted by Trainer’s Commission.

Regarding Chess Academies issue: TRG is ready to bring to life an ambitious plan of creating 500 academies worldwide. General Secretary Ignatius Leong explained and discussed the regulations for new-founded academies.

Different suggestions were made about the fees. General Secretary proposed to increase the registration fee for the academies and to decrease fees for individual trainers for participation in academies’ seminars.

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29 February 2012

FIDE Summer Training Camp Rogaska Slatina (Slovenia) June/July 2012

The FIDE Trainers’ Commission is pleased to invite young players from all World Chess Federations to participate at the Chess Camp with famous and World’s best trainers, from 22nd June to 19th July 2012, hosted at Slovenia’s premier spa, the legendary Rogaska Slatina. Provided with our modest funds, we will endeavour to turn these training camps into a high-ranking social as well as sports event.

Prospectus
Official website

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1 June 2012

10th Anniversary of the Kasparov Chess Foundation (link)

"In the ten years of operation, we've made it possible for thousands of school students to learn the game of chess throughout the country as a direct result of our in-school programs and competitive regional and national tournaments. These students will continue to be shaped by the many social and educational benefits of chess long after they exit the school system, and for this, there is much to celebrate."

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2 January 2012

Trainers Wanted:

FIDE-endorsed Asean Chess Academy is seeking experienced trainers who speak fluent English to train in east Asia.

The trainers will be assigned to various Asian territories for a term contract of one year. Trainers will be provided a return air ticket, housing and medical insurance coverage. They are expected to train 6 days a week and may not be granted leave to participate in any chess competitions.

Interested applicants should write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it giving full details and expected conditions.

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In Memoriam:

6 June 2016:
In Memoriam: Viktor Korchnoi
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27 April 2016
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Grand Master Viktor Gavrikov has passed away. Honoured Trainer of Georgia. He was, among other, trainer of Nana Alexandria.
Wikipedia
FIDE profile
Website

18 January 2016
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Eduard Mnatsakanian, International Master and trainer of Vaganian and Arshak Petrosian, has passed away at age 78.
FIDE Profile
ArmenPress


19 August 2014

Yuri Simkin, member of the Chess Hall of Fame, respected chess trainer and author, founder of Trainers faculties in Lviv and Kiev Physical Culture University, has passed away at age 82.

15 June 2014

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Grandmaster and Honoured Master of Sports in the Republic of Tatarstan Andrei Kharlov passed away at age 46. He was second to Garry Kasparov in his match vs Vladimir Kramnik.
Wikipedia
Chessdom
Chess-News
FIDE Chess Profile

22 May 2014

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Celebrated Yugoslavian and Serbian Grand Master and famous chess trainer Dragoljub Velimirovic has passed away.
Serbia Chess Federation
Wikipedia (En)
Wikipedia (Sr)
Шаховски клуб БАСК
Dragoljub Velimirović, 1942-2014
Requiem for a Romantic
Obituary: Dragoljub Velimirovic (1942-2014)

7 May 2014

Dear Chess Friends and Mrs. Modr,

In the name of FIDE Trainers Commission and my own name please accept condolonces to the death of great chess educator and editor Mr. Bretislav Modr.
He did for chess much more than many top players together.
Rest in Peace, dear Bretislav.
Adrian Mikhalchishin

11 Jan 2014

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Grand Master Vugar Gashimov has passed away.
Pupil of great trainers Tseshkovsky and Beliavsky. One of the most talented chess players of the 21st century! An illness stopped him from becoming one of the best chess players in the world. We all pay tribute to his talent, achievements, and his courageous fight with a terrible illness. We express our deepest condolences to his family and the Azerbaijan Chess Federation.
FIDE TRG
FIDE profile
Wikipedia

19 Oct 2013

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FIDE Senior Trainer and International Master Vladimir Eljanov (Ukraine), father of GM Pavel Eljanov, and famous publisher, passed away at age 63.
Ukraine Chess Federation
Chess News

2 Feb 2013

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Famous Chess Trainer IM Boris Katalymov from Kazakhstan died at age 81. He was 8x Kazakhstan Chess Champion, and Trainer of GM Evgeny Vladimirov and the Mali National Team 1980-1985. Pupil of the Lvov Chess School and celebrated Trainer Aleksei Sokolsky, close friend of legendary Leonid Stein. In 1995 he won the Silver medal in the FIDE World Senior Chess Championship. Boris Katalymov was a player of an original attacking style, and inventor of many unusual opening lines.
Farewell to an epoch. The oldest Kazakh master passes away.

2012.12.04

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Celebrated Chess Trainer IM Georgy Borisenko died today at age 91. Georgy was the trainer of Nona Gaprindashvili.
Obituary

2012.11.18

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Woman Grand Master and FIDE Instructor Elena Donaldson Akhmilovskaya died in Seattle after a nine-month battle with cancer on November 18, 2012. Born on March 11, 1957 in St Petersburg, Elena was a three-time US Women's chess champion (1994, 1990 and co-champ in 1993) and Women's World Championship candidate. After winning the Candidates tournament Elena played a match against Maia Chiburdanidze for the Women's World Championship in 1986. She lost the match 8.5-5.5. Elena eloped to the United States with IM John Donaldson at the 1988 Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki, Greece. She later remarried to IM Georgi Orlov, who survives her along with her two children. Elena was working with children for the last decade.
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2012.03.21

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GM Yuri Razuvaev (10.10.1945-21.03.2012).
Our legendary Honorary Chairman died... Sad news came from Moscow… For the last four years he continued a hard fight against the terrible illness, but finally he resigned... He is survived by his wife Natasha and his son Alexander, a famous economist.
TRG Obituary
Chessbase
Alexandra Kosteniuk


2011.12.24

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Grand Master Vitaly Valerianovich Tseshkovsky has passed away at age 67. He won the Soviet Chess Championship in 1978. In 1986 he was a member of the USSR Team which won the World Chess Olympiad. He was trainer of World Champion Vladimir Kramnik 1990-1994 and European Champion 2002 Bartolomej Maciea.
FIDE


2011.09.26

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Grand Master Konstantin Lerner has passed away. Konstantin Lerner was born in 1950 in Odessa, Ukraine. He played in several USSR championships, finishing second in Lvov in 1984. GM Lerner trained Anatoly Karpov. The TRG expresses deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of GM Konstantin lerner.
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2011.04.01

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Orest Averkin
, the famous Russian trainer, second of Boris Spassky for his preparation against World Championship match with Bobby Fischer, has passed away.
Wikipedia
Биография, рассказанная семьей

2010.10.05 Jānis Klovāns (link)

Happy Anniversary!

2010.07.26 IM Zdenko Krnic (1947-2010)

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The TRG expresses deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Chess Informant for their great loss.

2010.01.13 IM/FT Bagonyai Atilla

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