Showing posts from May, 2019

GM Ivan Sokolov Master Class, 22-23 June 2019


Helping Trainers to Teach Better


Selection Policy for Junior Development in Malaysia

Today our young chess players are spoiled for choice with a proliferation of international age-group competitions they can play in, the only limiting factor apparently being money and that also does not seem to be any problem at all!

On the other hand Chess has become stronger thanks to computers and easy access to information so it seems the only problem (and a very big one) is being how best to navigate this maze.

Yes, "expert help" is at hand as there are also all levels of coaching available even if I have to say that it is here the parent, really as uninformed as he or she otherwise believes, will really need to choose wisely!

When I was MCF Secretary we had the start of the FIDE rating system replacing the national rating system which combined stand, rapid and blitz chess.

Today we have probably now have enough games for international ratings to become one criteria in a selection policy and to facilitate both participation and development of our  young players, I had …

Beautiful Athens


International Conference Chess Education - Current State and Development Trends of Chess Education, 6-9 May, Tsaghkadzor, Armenia


ICCE 2019, 6-9 May in Armenia

The Conference Venue in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia

The many meetings of the FIDE Chess in Education Council
Iconic or Legendary?
The main event!
FIDE Chess in Schools Commission Meeting
Schools Chess Olympiad
Ready for the Conference
In Session