Al Ain FIDE Trainer Seminar

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24-30 December 2008.

Beautiful Al Ain, the second city in Abu Dhabi and garden oasis of the United Arab Emirates saw its first ever FIDE Trainer Seminar and is the third in Asia outside of Singapore following India and Vietnam.
 

Held in conjunction with the inaugural Asia Club Cup, and organized by the Asia Chess Confederation with endorsement by the FIDE Regional Academy for Asia, the seminar attracted a record number of participants and was very ably led by FIDE Senior Trainer and Grandmaster Adrian Mihalcisin of Ukraine who was well supported by his former student and now colleague FIDE Senior Trainer and Grandmaster Gorg Mohr of Slovenia.

Despite the short daily program necessitated by the ongoing Asia Club Cup, a very comprehensive and valuable training was delivered and universally well received and of great benefit to even the most experienced trainers attending.
 

Topics covered included:
 

·         DECISION-MAKING PROCESS IN CHESS AND THE ROLE OF PROPHYLACTIC THINKING

·         CLASSICS

·         HOW TO TEACH OPENINGS

·         ROLE OF THE ENDGAME IN CHESS

·         TECHNIQUE IN ENDINGS

·         PLANNING IN CHESS

·         THE POSITION EVALUATION'S, ELEMENTS

·         TACTICAL ELEMENTS

·         RULES OF CALCULATION

·         TRAINERS WORKSHOP
 

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Mihalcisin, who is also Vice Chairman of the FIDE Trainers Committee, in particular emphasized the role of the classics in training – especially valuable for young players - and stressed the importance of identifying and eliminating mistakes through analysis of a student’s games.
 

In the end, 25 of the 29 candidates opted for examination, and all were successful, and so were awarded the following titles:

NAME

COUNTRY

TITLE

EXAM

Ahmed Adel

Egypt

NI

6

Adam Zahir

Maldivi

NI

6

Huda Alnajjar

Syria

NI

6

Mohammad Jawad

Bahrein

FI

7

Muneera Mohammed Kaak

UAE

FI

7

Abdulhameed Elarousy

Egypt

FI

8

Abdus Salem

Pakistan

FI

7

Sabri Abdul-Havla Sallah

Yemen

FI

7

Luxman Wifesuriya

Sri Lanka

FI

8,5

Sarath Friyagama

Sri Lanka

FI

8,5

Wilfredo Abalos

Philippines

FI

7

Sina Hadjvazir

Iran

FI

8,5

Abdul Hadi Maftool

Iraq

FI

8

Khalid Khudhair Khalaf

Iraq

FI

8,5

Anvar Nazarov

Tadjikistan

FI

8,5

Hisham Alargha

Syria

FI

7

Dang Tat Thang

Vietnam

FT*

9,5

El Taher Fouad

Egypt

FT*

9

Hassan Khaled

Egypt

FT*

9

Afshin Tehrani

Iran

FT*

10

Zhang Yilin

China

FT*

9

Ravikumar V.

India

FT*

10

Arash Roghani

Iran

FT*

10

Mehrdad Pahlevanzadh

Iran

FT*

9

Hadi Karimi

Iran

FT*

10

Source: www.fide.com