FIDE Trainers’ Commission – FIDE Trainer Awards 2010
Awarding ceremony will take place during the FIDE Congress in Krakow

The FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) is pleased to announce the winners of the third FIDE Trainer Awards. The awarding ceremony will take place during the FIDE Congress in Krakow 15-22.10.2011. A ‘Tree of Chess’ sculpture ( and a diploma will be given to each of the five (5) winners.

A judges’ panel consisted of seven (7) members, with reputation and knowledge in the field of training:

1. Ignatius Leong (Singapore) – FIDE General Secretary
2. Ali Nihat Yazici (Turkey) – FIDE Vice-President
3. Israel Gelfer (Israel) – FIDE Honorary Vice-President
4. Uwe Boensch (Germany) – GM/FST TRG Councillor
5. Jovan Petronic (Serbia) – IM/FST TRG Councillor
6. Alonso Zapata (Colombia) – GM/FST TRG Member
7. Smbat Lputian (Armenia) – GM/FST


1. Botvinnik Mikhail medal – for men’s trainer or captain, for best results in men competitions where World Championships and Olympiads are valued foremost, to be considered too are long standing high results.

2. Furman Symeon medal – for women’s trainer or captain, similar to Botvinnik medal but applicable to women’s competitions.

3. Euwe Max medal – for juniors trainer, for best results in junior competitions, to be considered are world and continental championships plus founder of famous chess schools, training programs, and academies.

4. Boleslavsky Isaac medal – for best book which instructional values are remarkable, and to be considered are also series of articles, instructional computer software, and programs for development of players.

5. Petrosian Tigran medal – for a special achievement over the last years.

Winners’ List 2010

Botvinnik Mikhail (Men Trainer) – Tukmakov Vladimir (UKR)
Furman Symeon (Women Trainer) – Dokhoian Yury (RUS)
Euwe Max (Juniors Trainer) – Bykhovsky Anatoly (RUS)
Boleslavsky Isaac (Author) – Dvoretsky Mark (RUS)
Petrosian Tigran (Special Achiev.) – Illescas Miguel (ESP)

Hall of Fame – Chebanenko Vyachaslev (MOL), Koblenz Aleksandr (LAT) and Zaitsev Igor (RUS)

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