I am honored to be the first woman to win one of the world’s most prestigious awards for chess coaching. I would like to dedicate this special award to Webster University for the tremendous support for chess and chess in education.

Botvinnik Mikhail (MT) – Furman Symeon (WT) Awards

2008 Petrosian Arshak (ARM) – Ye Jiangchuan (CHN)
2009 Azmaiparashvili Zurab (GEO) – Ye Jiangchuan (CHN)
2010 Tukmakov Vladimir (UKR) – Dokhoian Yury (RUS)
2011 Petrosian Arshak (ARM) -Dokhoian Yury (RUS)
2012 Dokhoian Yury (RUS) – Rublevski Sergei (RUS)
2013 Chuchelov Vladimir (BEL) – Polgar Susan (USA)

FIDE Trainer Awards 2013

The FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) is pleased to announce the sixth FIDE Trainer Awards Results for 2013. The final results were decided (voted) by the following judges’ panel, consisting of seven members, with reputation and knowledge in the field of training:


1. Nigel Freeman (Bermuda) – FIDE Treasurer & Executive Director (Chairman)
2. Israel Gelfer (Israel) – FIDE Vice-President
3. Kurt Jungwirth (Austria) FIDE Honorary Vice-President
4. Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin (Slovenia) – GM/FST * TRG Chairman
5. Grandmaster Efstratios Grivas (Greece) – GM/FST * TRG Secretary
6. Grandmaster Alonso Zapata (Colombia)- GM/FST * TRG Member
7. Grandmaster Smbat Lputian (Armenia) – GM/FST


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