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Supervisor in Ho Chi Minh City

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FIDE Trainers Seminar in Gaborone, Botswana

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https://fidetrainers.blogspot.com/2019/12/results-fide-trainer-seminar-in.html

The Pon's Johannesburg, Nelson Madella & The Apartheid Museum

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The Man! Original Nandos Biltong  Braai

Visiting the East Asian Junior Championships

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Meeting Old Friends in Subic

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Enjoying a Pizza with NCFP Directors  On the Podium with Two Presidents Selfie Fun

Official Coverage of the 30th SEA Games Chess Sports

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You can find full official coverage of the 30th SEA Games Chess Sports at  http://asianchess.com/media/news/ Live games of the Rapid and Blitz Chess events will be broadcast on the Follow Chess App and all major chess websites.

Programs, Fees & Schedule for 2020

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Beijing

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Sami Khader's Asia Chess Academy in Amman, Jordan

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It was unplanned and as last minute as it could get but it ended up to be a good idea to meet in Amman, Jordan instead of in Dubai and Al-Ain, UAE. We did get the work we wanted to do done and I got the opportunity to visit Sami Khader's Asia Chess Academy. Here we are competing to have the better Blues Brothers look but we are failing to even look like Chess Gangsters. The academy is wonderfully situated, centrally located and very accessible, yet in a quiet area, and is one of the most children friendly I have seen. I loved the energy and passion, and the kids showed great focus and determination whether playing or working on exercises. Sami is to be congratulated for creating this learning environment and the evidence is in the rapid improvement showed by students just after a year and would surely be very strong players in two or three years time. Besides the main area, there were smaller rooms where smaller groups could work