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Reports of the FIDE Chessable Camp @ EXPO 2020 Dubai

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FIDE Chessable Camp at EXPO 2020 Dubai: Days 1-3 recap At the end of Day 3 of the FIDE Chessable Camp @ EXPO 2020 Dubai, the participants had an opportunity to attend the fifth game of the FIDE World Chess Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi. The lucky 12 youngsters were selected from 250 players aged from 8 to 16 nominated by 100 federations, who have been undergoing training for two hours every week since July. From Asia, there are six, with four from India: Gukesh D and Leon Luke Mendonca, the wild cards, and Divya Jitendra Desmuth and Sahiti Varshini Moogi. Others are Poh Yu Tian from Malaysia and Abdulrahman Mohamad Al Taher nominated by the host country UAE. There are four representatives of Europe: Enrico Follesa from Belgium, Ayan Allaverdiyevam from Azerbaijan, Magnus Ermitsch from Germany, and Adrian Stenier Soderstrom from Sweden The Americas is represented by Ilan Schnaider and Caldela Belen Francisco Guecamburu, both from Argentina. Day 1 start

Completely Transparent Report on the Online Olympiad Trainer Support Program

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  INRODUCTION It was decided to provide trainer support to up to 30 teams participating in the Online Olympiad 2021,  the main objective being to expose these developing countries to professional preparation of national teams. Our criteria was to identify the worst placed teams at the Batumi Olympiad 2018 and combining the results of their men and women teams which qualified the teams below: Combined Open & Women Teams No Team Pts No Team Pts 1 Gabon 96 16 Mauritius 54 2 Djibouti 93 17 Ghana 54 3 Central African Republic 93 18 Bermuda 50 4 Gambia 84 19 Cameroon 49 5 Seychelles 83 20 Bahamas 41 6 Burundi 80 21 Ethiopia 39 7 Tanzania 78 22 Netherlands Antilles 39 8 Rwanda 75 23 Guyana 37 9 Togo 74 24 Maldives 29 10 Palau 74 25 Kenya 24 11 Ivory Coast 73 26 Swaziland/Eswantini 21 12 Senegal 72 27 Thailand 17 13 Lesotho 66 28 Cyprus 15 14 Sierra Leone 65 29 Surinam 9 15 Sao Tome & Principe 55 30 Jordan 2 We made a request for funding on 10 th  February 2021, and once the dates of t

Riga Grand Swiss FIDE Trainer Seminar, 29-31 October 2021

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Teacher Training for FIDE CHESS FOR PROTECTION at Kakuma Refugee Camp

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INTRODUCTION FIDE, through its Trainers' Commission, will conduct three (3) workshops for 15 facilitators (including two from the girls chess club) to effectively teach the 1,600 children in 40 schools to play chess. Each workshop will be held on a weekend, 12 hours each, for a total of 36 hours, via Zoom. Workshop 1 will introduce the instructional methodology, and walk through the facilitators with custom made material for a beginners - start to play chess - course based on eight (8) lessons of between 1-2 hours each, incorporating a continuous feedback loop with questions and answers, together with practice of real life scenarios. Workshop 2 will be conducted no later than one month after the start of the teaching in schools by the facilitators, and besides the teaching of additional beginner lessons, as appropriate, will focus on the challenges faced, and to develop solutions. Workshop 3 will be held as a Special FIDE Trainer Seminar which awards both international instructor t

FIDE Book Award Winner 2021

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  The  Yuri Averbakh/Isaac Boleslavsky Award  for best book published in 2020 goes to  “The Life & Games of Vasily Smyslov (The Early Years: 1921-1948) ”, written by  Andrey Terekhov , and published by  Russell Enterprises . The runners up were “Think Like a Machine”, by Noam Manella and Zeev Zohar (published by  Quality Chess ), and “Masterpieces and Dramas of the Soviet Championships: Volume I (1920-1937)”, written by Sergey Voronkov, and published by  Elk and Ruby . https://www.fide.com/news/1218

Invitations for Online Olympiad Trainer Support

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Letter to Federations: Dear National Chess Federation FIDE has agreed to provide training support for up to 30 teams that are confirmed to be participating in the coming FIDE Online Olympiad 2021 to be held from 13 August - 15 September. Selection of Federations was based on the combined results of men and women teams at the Batumi Olympiad. Eligible to apply are:  No Team 1 Gabon 2 Djibouti 3 Central African Republic 4 Gambia 5 Seychelles 6 Burundi 7 Tanzania 8 Rwanda 9 Togo 10 Palau 11 Ivory Coast 12 Senegal 13 Lesotho 14 Sierra Leone 15 Sao Tome & Principe 16 Mauritius 17 Ghana 18 Bermuda 19 Cameroon 20 Bahamas 21 Ethiopia 22 Netherlands Antilles 23 Guyana 24 Maldives 25 Kenya 26 Swaziland/Eswantini 27 Thailand 28 Cyprus 29 Surinam 30 Jordan If you are interested in this offer, please contact the FIDE Trainers' Commission urgently via email: trainers@fide.com. Your deadline is 30th July 2021 We are now also inviting trainers to apply to be your coaches, to provide five (5) h

We are Ready to Go with Chessable Classroom!

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Chessable, the world's leading chess E-learning platform, in partnership with FIDE, has launched the FIDE Chessable Academy, aiming to support young talents worldwide and encourage them to succeed in chess. The introductory classes were held in English, Russian and Spanish languages and featured FIDE President  Arkady Dvorkovich ,  FIDE Managing Director  Dana Reizniece-Ozola ,  Chessable CEO  David Kramaley  and other officials. FIDE President  Arkady Dvorkovich : "We are very happy with our collaboration with Chessable and the Play Magnus Group and our aim is to deliver the best coaching to the most talented young chess players around the world. Both of us are lucky. On the side of FIDE, together with Chessable, we have a chance to combine the coaches under the umbrella of our Trainers' Commission with the young chess players who we believe is our future, the next generation to dominate the chess arena for the next decade and even more." Chessable CEO  David Kramale

Nominations for the FIDE Chessable Academy

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Dear Member Federations, As we have recently announced, FIDE has entered into a six-year commercial partnership with  Chessable , the world’s leading chess  E-learning platform. As part of this agreement, we are launching the  FIDE Chessable Academy , a three-year junior educational program to be implemented by the FIDE Trainers Commission (TRG). We are inviting all member federations to nominate two of your very best  young talents, a boy and a girl, between the ages of 8 to 16. Your federation is also entitled to have additional places if you have any  young talent in the top five rankings in their age group (under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, and under-16, as per the 2021/01/01 rating as well as any winners at the World Youth and Cadets Championships 2019 (open and girls) in the same age group categories. In 2021, the program will run from June to December and will provide a  minimum of two hours online every two weeks. At least the top 12 participants will be selected to attend

Announcing winners of FIDE Trainer Awards for 2020-21

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The FIDE Trainers Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 14th FIDE Trainer Awards for 2020-21, which recognize and celebrate the achievements of the chess training community.   Rustam Kasimdzhanov  (UZB) wins the Mikhail Botvinnik Award for the best achievement in Open Section competitions. Kasimdzhanov was a second for former World Champion  Viswanathan Anand , whom he helped in the preparation of his WC matches in 2008 against Kramnik, 2010 against Topalov, and 2012 against Gelfand. He was also the trainer of Sergey Karjakin in the Candidates Tournament of 2014, and then of Fabiano Caruana in the Candidates Tournament 2016 and the 2018 World Chess Championship match against Carlsen. Ni Hua  (CHN) receives the Vakhtang Karseladze Award for the best achievement by a trainer in women’s and/or girls' competitions. Ni Hua has been  Ju Wenjun 's only coach since 2016, and during the time the World Championship Match 2020 was being played in Vladivostok, his grandmothe

Changes to FIDE Regulations for the Titles of Trainers / FIDE Endorsed Academies to be effective July 1st 2021

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FIDE has published a summary of decisions of the FIDE Council at its meeting on 19 April 2019 given here:  https://www.fide.com/news/1053  and where related to TRG, please note the following: OCM-2021/026  To note the Trainers’ Commission’s report. OCM-2021/027  To approve the changes for the FIDE Regulations for the Titles of Trainers / FIDE Endorsed Academies proposed by the Trainers’ Commission which shall come into effect from July 1st 2021. OCM-2021/028  To approve the recommendations of the Trainers’ Commission on titles and Academies.

License Certificate Replacement for the Badge/Trainer ID Card

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To ensure a faster turn around and with personal delivery (with your email), TRG will now be issuing License Certificates, replacing the Badge/Trainer ID Cards previously issued. See this illustration (obviously a mock-up for one possible future career)! TRG believes that trainers will find this a more official document for use in their job, visa and work permit applications. Licensed trainers are invited to an email (trainers@fide.com) if would like us to issue you a license but to remember to provide the details as in the certificate shown: i.e. Name, FIDE ID, Federation, Trainer title and License period.

Tribute to Liu Wenzhe

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FIDE Trainer Awards 2020-2021

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The International Chess Federation, together with the FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG), is pleased to announce the 14th FIDE Trainer Awards for 2020 & 2021, which will recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the chess training community.  Achievements in 2019 and 2020 will be the basis of the trainers award while for books it will be those published in 2020.  The categories have now been expanded to 10 so that every licensed trainer now has the opportunity to win an award and be recognized by their peers.  Trainers Mikhail Botvinnik Award  for the best achievement by a trainer in Open Section competitions Vakhtang Karseladze Award  for the best achievement by a trainer in womens competitions Mark Dvoretsky Award  for the best achievement by a trainer in junior competitions Samuel Reshevsky   Award  for the best achievement by a trainer of a youth prodigy (U-14) in competitions Yuri Razuvaev Award  for special contribution to grassroots education, and social impact Ti