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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Free Trainer Seminar for Women

Dear Chess Friends!

I am pleased to announce the Atlanta May 7-9, 2010

FIDE Trainers Seminar for Women and for Women's and Girl's Trainers

PRESENTED BY FIDE Women’s Commission & FIDE Trainers Commission

IN ASSOCIATION WITH U.S. Chess Federation & American Chess University



Women’s World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk

FIDE Senior Trainer and GM Alexander Chernin,
2004 U.S. Women’s Olympiad Team Coach

FIDE Senior Trainer Michael Khodarkovsky,
2004, 2008 U.S. Women’s Olympiad Team Head Coach and Captain,
2005 – 2009 U.S. World Youth Teams Coach


Burt Lerner National Elementary Championships in Atlanta, GA

May 7-9, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency

Fri., May 7 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat., May 8 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun., May 9 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

During the seminar you will learn about:

  • Professional development
  • Endgame Golden Rules
  • Pawn Endings
  • Minor pieces Endings
  • Rook Endings
  • Queen Endings
  • Endings: Bishop vs Knight - Knight vs Bishop
  • Most Important Tactical Elements
  • Combinations and the Role of Calculation
  • Studies and Exercises
  • Principles of Opening Play - Building a Repertoire
  • Literature - Opening Preparation - Why do we Lose
  • The Exchange Sacrifice
  • The Positional Sacrifice
  • Outpost
  • Zugzwang
  • The Role of Classics
  • Trainers’ Common Mistakes
  • Physical and Psychological Factors
  • Technique of Analysis
  • The Role of Prophylactic Thinking-1
  • The Passed Pawn
  • Open File - Semi-Open File
  • Working with Classical Games
  • Basic / Typical Plans
  • Thinking Process - Elements of Evaluation
  • The Role of Prophylactic Thinking -2
  • Middlegame and Endgame Studies
  • The Isolated Pawn - 1
  • The Isolated Pawn - 2
  • Doubled Pawns - Backward Pawn - Hanging Pawns
  • Pawn Majority - Pawn Minority
  • Attacking the King
  • Mixed Endings
  • The Bishop-Pair
  • Lost Positions

At the end of the seminar you will have a special written examination.

All participants will be certified upon conclusion of the seminar by FIDE Trainers Commission.

Contact/registration by phone: (201) 317-8581

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion
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