Showing posts from June, 2009

Full House For Chess Coaches Workshop

By Arvind Aaron The All India Chess Federation organised Orientation Workshop For Coaches attracted 56 players from 14 Indian states and was a big success. FIDE Trainer Peter Long who conducted the camp lectured before a virtual full house at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai on June 20. The opening day focus was on methods and approach to be used to train children, said AICF's Coaching Ordinator, K.Visweswaran of Chennai. Long was assisted by FIDE Instructor Praful Zaveri of Mumbai. Notable among those who attended the workshop were Woman Grand Master and former World Under-18 girls champion Aarthie Ramaswamy, International Master Jayant Gokhale and M.R. Sangeetha. In the afternoon, a 90-minute test on tactics was conducted. After such Workshops, those who attend them can apply for Development Instructor (DI) , FIDE Instructor (FI) and National Instructor (NI). The focus this time will be on DI and NI titles said Visweswaran who is a FIDE Trainer himself. The workshop will be held on

Report of the Iraq FIDE Trainer/FIDE Instructor Seminar

See What more can I say? A very beautiful place. Warm and generous people. Enthusiastic and passionate lovers of chess. Great conditions... some of the best food I have ever had. Chess is clearly bringing something to the people of Iraq after twenty years of on and off war and great suffering and I am honoured to have made a small contribution.