The FIDE Trainers' Commmission (TRG) is pleased to announce the results of the FIDE Trainer 2008 Awards as approved by the Kallithea Halkidiki FIDE Congress 2009.
Furman Medal (Women): Ye Jiangchuan (China)
Euwe Medal (Juniors): Adrian Mikhalchisin (Slovenia)
Boleslavsky Medal (Book - Build Up Your Chess Series): Artur Jussupow
Petrosian Medal (Special Achievement): Smbat Lputian (Armenia)
Hall of Fame: Mikhail Botvinnik (USSR)
The FIDE Trainer Awards 2008s is the very first initiative of Chariman Adrian Mikhalchisin of the newly formed TRG in April 2009 as proposed by his predecessor Yuri Razuvavev in the meeting of the FIDE Trainers Committee held during the Dresden FIDE Congress 2008 and subsequently approved by the Istanbul FIDE Presidential Board 2009.
A committee was immediately formed within TRG and a short list drawn up and nominations by FIDE Office Bearers, TRG and Federations were invited for the five categories whcih are as follows:
1. Botvinnik Mikhail
medal for men’s trainer or captain, for best results in mens competitions where World Championships and Olympiads are valued foremost, to be considered too are long standing high results.
2. Furman Symeon
medal for women’s trainer or captain, similar to Botvinnik medal but applicable to women’s competitions.
3. Euwe Max
medal for juniors trainer, for best results in junior competitions, to be considered are world and continental championships plus founder of famous chess schools, training programs, and academies.
4. Boleslavsky Isaac
medal for best book which instructional values are remarkable, and to be considered are also series of articles, instructional computer software, and programs for development of players.
5. Petrosian Tigran
medal for a special achievement over the last years.
TRG also made the decision to also induct one or more legendary trainers of the past (and also from the present in exceptional cases) each year into a Trainers' Hall of Fame and FIDE also approved a judges’ panel (voting after September 1st, 2009) consisting of seven (7) members, all with reputation in the field of training, and whose decision would be reported to the Kallithea Halkidiki FIDE Congress 2009.
The full results of vosting are available by clicking here