FIDE conducts first training in China

11/10/2014 – By January 2015, FIDE will have conducted 150 seminars to qualify and prepare trainers in over 75 countries and federations. 30 of these were conducted in Africa, over 20 in South America and more. One country had eluded this effort to provide top training, China, but no longer. With various titles for different levels of training, FIDE has now more than 3000 certified trainers.

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By Efstratios Grivas

China, the proud winner of the last Olympiad (Tromso 2014 - Open Section) opened its doors to the training system of the FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) for the very first time. FIDE hadn’t been able to organize an official FIDE Trainers’ Seminar in this huge country until now, but finally, after long discussions, the two partiess were able to fruitfully cooperate.

With the kind sponsorship of the Asian Chess Federation, FIDE and TRG can now be proud of having organized seminars in nearly every major country of the world!

The seminar was held in Zhongshan in the Seele Boutique Hotel, which is located in Zhuhai, northern China. It was co-organised by the FIDE, the Asian Chess Federation (ACF), the FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) and the Chinese Chess Association (CCA).

Asian Chess Federation
President His Excellency
Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifah
Al-Nehyan
Asian Chess Federation
Secretary General & UAE
Chess Federation Board
Member (Delegate) Mr.
Hisham Al Taher
Trainers’ Commission Secretary
& Lecturer - Technical
Director of the UAE Chess
Federation (GM-FST-IA-IO)
Mr. Efstratios Grivas

This 30-hour seminar spanned five days from October 31st to November 4th, 2014 with no fewer than sixty trainers participating (55 from China, four from Chinese Taipei and one from Hong Kong), breaking the previous record of 54 participants! Among them, there were three GMs, two IMs, one WIM, one WFM, one FM and one CM and many other strong players and experienced trainers. Furthermore 30% of these trainers were women, though it is true that China has never been short of strong women chess-players and trainers! Who can forget that the FIDE Women World Champion is the Chinese prodigy
Hou Yifan…

The Lecturers were GM/FST/IA/IO Efstratios Grivas (Greece), who is also the Secretary of the FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) and the Technical Director of the UAE Chess Federation and GM/FST/IO Jiangchuan Ye who is also the Vice-President of the Chinese Chess Association (CCA) and Commission Member of TRG (China-Assistant).

The schedule and list of topics covered:

Day
Lecturer
Schedule
Subjects
Day 1 Grivas 09:00-09:45
10:00-10:45
11:00-11:45
19:30-20:15
20:30-21:15
21:30-22:15
FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG)
TRG - A Look at the Past - Trainers’ Ranking / FIDE Guide
Physical and Psychological Factors Nutritional Practices of Chess Grandmasters
Differences Between Boys and Girls in Chess - Nature or Nurture
Chess Literature - Trainers’ Common Mistakes
Getting to Know Ourselves
Day 2 Grivas 09:00-09:45
10:00-10:45
11:00-11:45
14:00-14:45
15:00-15:45
16:00-16:45
Building a Repertoire Middlegame & Endgame Theory
The Role of Classics - Working with Classical Games
Chess Intuition - Technique of Analysis
Basic / Typical Plans
Bishop vs Knight / Knight vs Bishop
Open File / Semi-Open File - Outpost
Day 3 Ye 09:00-09:45
10:00-10:45
11:00-11:45
14:00-14:45
15:00-15:45
16:00-16:45
Rook vs Minor Piece - Won Positions / Lost Positions
Role of Prophylactic Thinking - Principles of Opening Play
Attacking the King
The Bishop-pair
The Isolated Pawn
Doubled Pawns
Day 4

Ye

09:00-09:45
10:00-10:45
11:00-11:45
14:00-14:45
15:00-15:45
16:00-16:45
Backward Pawn
Hanging Pawns
Passed Pawn - Pawn Majority / Pawn Minority
The Exchange Sacrifice
The Positional Sacrifice
The Golden Rules of the Endgame / How to Think in Endgames
Grivas 19:00-19:45
20:00-20:45
21:00-21:45
Pawn Endings
Queen Endings - Mixed Endings
Rook Endings - Bishop Endings - Knight Endings
Day 5 Grivas / Ye 08:30-10:30
10:30-11:30
Examinations
Award of the Certificates

Efstratios Grivas explains an interesting case again and again until it is understood

Judgement Day (Exams) in the morning in Zhongshan on the ninth Floor of the Seele Boutique Hotel

The view from such a high building is always awesome

A good breakfast always helps the mind work faster and more efficiently. The exams are
about to start.

And here we go: everybody was a bit worried and stressed

Three of the four members of the Chinese Taipei delegation

Jiangchuan Ye supervised and conducted the exams

List of the graduates

Titles Award Table
No.
Surname
Name
Birth
Country
FIDE ID
Title
1 Ai Fan 1987 China
8616078
FI
2 An Yanlong 1969 China
8615675
FI
3 Chen Liwei 1974 China
8616221
FI
4 Chen Xingli 1987 China
8616175
FI
5 Cui Dongxun 1951 China
8615918
NI
6 Deng Siyu 1993 China
8604797
FI
7 Fan Yali 1979 China
8615888
FI
8 Fang Weichen 1988 China
8615640
FT
9 Fung Aron 1970 Hong Kong
6002587
NI
10 Guo Jiaming 1994 China
8615772
FI
11 He Guigang 1974 China
8616124
NI
12 Hobbs Gary Alistair 1976 Chinese Taipei
16300718
FI
13 Hu Shengjie 1981 China
8611432
NI
14 Jia Haoxiang 1990 China
8602999
FT
15 Li Shilong 1977 China
8600678
FT
16 Li Xiaolin 1970 China
8616140
FI
17 Lian Ruihui 1971 China
8615756
FI
18 Liang Langfa 1967 China
8615861
FI
19 Lin Chung-Yu Lee 1992 Chinese Taipei
16300173
NI
20 Lin Yu-Tong Elaine 1994 Chinese Taipei
16300149
NI
21 Liu Pengchen 1995 China
8616043
FI
22 Liu Xianglin 1980 China
8602409
FI
23 Liu Xuan 1985 China
8616167
FI
24 Liu Yao 1982 China
8615780
FI
25 Liu Yeh-Yang 1986 Chinese Taipei
16300416
NI
26 Liu Yinghui 1984 China
8612293
FI
27 Lu Zhihai 1967 China
8615934
FI
28 Luo Xinyue 1990 China
8615659
FI
29 Ma Yu 1988 China
8601755
FI
30 Pan Lixiang 1981 China
8612382
FI
31 Pan Yanpei 1989 China
8615730
NI
32 Peng Xukun 1988 China
8616086
FI
33 Shi Shuhua 1985 China
8615748
FI
34 Su Yamin 1974 China
8600759
FI
35 Wang Bo 1982 China
8616183
FI
36 Wang Deyu 1986 China
8615985
NI
37 Wang Hongwei 1975 China
8616116
FI
38 Wang Qing Wei 1972 China
8602751
FI
39 Wang Tao 1968 China
8615969
FI
40 Wang Xinyue 1990 China
8603960
FI
41 Wang Y aoyao 1973 China
8600864
FT
42 Xiu Deshun 1989 China
8603693
FT
43 Xu Haidong 1968 China
8615977
FI
44 Yang Hainan 1989 China
8602948
FI
45 Yang Hanxiong 1993 China
8608296
FI
46 Yang Shibin 1986 China
8616108
FI
47 Yue Xincong 1994 China
8605882
FI
48 Zhang Lu 1987 China
8615942
FI
49 Zhang Luan 1968 China
8616132
FI
50 Zhang Sumei 1971 China
8615926
FI
51 Zhang Tengfei 1985 China
8616000
FI
52 Zhang Xiaopeng 1993 China
8604037
FI
53 Zhang Xuemei 1981 China
8616019
FI
54 Zhang Yiping 1961 China
8615802
FI
55 Zhao Jun 1986 China
8602522
FT
56 Zhao Lan 1963 China
8600414
FT
57 Zhao Yalun 1995 China
8606820
FI
58 Zhong Yan 1988 China
8615950
FI
59 Zhu Chunshun 1947 China
8615721
FI
60 Zhu Yingzhong 1982 China
8615713
NI

The two TRG lecturers: Jiangchuan Ye and Efstratios Grivas

And as is custom, here is the ‘family’ photo - the two lecturers in the centre surrounded
by the happy trainees

Something to be noted is that the TRG Training System, which started approximately 10 years ago, has now certified 3051 trainers around the world. Number 3000 was the Hong Kong attendee Ms. Aron Fung and she was presented with a nice gift - congratulations!

Well, everything run smoothly and more or less everyone was happy to learn something more in training and obtaining certification on his/her level. Proper chess-training is a bit more difficult than it sounds and trainers have to improve their level. Concluding this report, I would like to thank the Chinese Chess Association and its President Mr. Junan Yang and my Assistant Jiangchuan Ye, who proved once more his great training abilities.

And finally the Zhuhai Chess Association and the organizer Ms. Liang Zhihua and the member of the Secretariat Department of the CCA and English translator, Ms. Li Kaimin. I would certainly love to return to this historical, beautiful country.

Organizer Ms. Liang Zhihua and Jiangchuan Ye at the Tromso Olympiad (warm thanks
to Zhaoquin Peng for the photo)


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