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Latest News - Trainers

Friday, 15 October 2021 09:27


Monday, 06 September 2021 09:27


You are kindly invited to the Trainers seminar, which will be organized as part of the European Team Championship in Terme Čatež.

The seminar will discuss a number of topics related to chess training, and in an interview with top experts you will get answers to many questions.

Each participant receives an official Trainers certificate - a diploma of the European Chess Union ECU, and all recipients of the diploma will be published on the official websites of the European chess academy.



Vljudno vabljeni na trenerski seminar, ki ga bomo priredili v sklopu Evropskega ekipnega prvenstva v Termah Čatež.

Na seminarju bo govora o številnih temah, povezanih s šahovskim treniranjem, v razgovoru z vrhunskimi strokovnjaki pa boste dobili odgovore na številna vprašanja.

Vsak udeleženec prejme uradni certifikat – diplomo Evropske šahovske unije ECU, vsi prejemniki diplome pa bodo objavljeni na uradnih straneh Evropske šahovske akademije.




Dear chess friends,

chess education is currently blooming worldwide on different levels, especially in schools. Chess has at last been recognized as an excellent tool that can help children learn different things like logical thinking, patience and ability to analyze any situation and make proper decisions.

For this reason, it is necessary for us to help our trainers and teachers to improve their knowledge. Therefore, we invite all interested trainers to participate, completely free of charge, in ECU Online Trainers Conference that will be held on ZOOM platform from October 1st until October 3rd 2021. 

ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and ECU general secretary Theodoros Tzorbatzoglou will open the event and will present the program and ECU, FIDE Director Dana Reizniece will talk about specification in women chess, FIDE Trainers Commission Chairman Mikhail Kobalia will reveal how a Russian youth system works, ECU Educational Commission Chairman IM Jasper Hall will talk about chess in schools, ECU Vice President GM Ivan Sokolov will show how to teach pawn structures properly. They will be joined by some of the World’s top trainers (GM Iossif Dorfman who will present his method, IM Vladimir Grabinsky will explain how to teach beginners, GM Georg Mohr will show you how a lecture should be structured, GM Adrian Mikhalchishin will later explain how to teach classics and there will also be other special guests) and specialists who will also share their knowledge with all trainers. The participants will be given time to ask questions after every lecture. 

Everybody is welcome to register!

GM, FST Adrian Mikhalchishin