After ten days of fierce chess clashes the curtains have been lowered at the 25th European Youth Chess Championships in Porec. Competitors from 41 European countries, 838 of them in groups of up to 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 years of age, in the men’s and women’s competitions respectively, were deciding on who will win the medals. After 10 days of hope, fear, sadness and joy, at the closing ceremony, the best were awarded medals and special gifts in the form of laptop computers, tablets, chess sets, chess software and books.
The results of FIDE Trainers’ Seminar for FIDE Trainers’ Titles that was held in Porec, Croatia, from September 24th to 27th, 2015. The objective of the seminar is to educate and certify Chess Trainers and Chess-Teachers on an international basis. This type of seminar is regulated by FIDE and one of the conditions for the acquisition of international trainers’ titles. Participation in the seminar is one of the recognized (mandatory) conditions for the possible acquisition of one of these titles: FIDE Trainer (FT), FIDE Instructor (FI), National Instructor (NI) and Development Instructor (DI).
The closing ceremony will take place on wednesday, September 30. at 8:00 pm in the „Žatika“ playing hall.
Ivan Mandekic: Mr. Lputian you are here in the role of President of the Appeal Committee, but I also highly appreciate you as a chess player and Grandmaster, and I’m very much looking forward to talking with you. After analyzing the results in the first five rounds, your players are dominating the men’s competition, so this fact is an additional motive. Just before this interview, we attended your presentation of the methods of working in schools with beginner chess players, where you presented an interesting computer program for beginners. It is now clear that Armenia is placing a great importance…