1st Rosneft Training Day – London, 30 September
Monday, 08 October 2012 11:48

london_previewThe first in what is expected to be a long series of training days around the world, sponsored by our global sponsor Rosneft, took place in Isleworth, West London a couple of weeks ago.

The training day was free for under-11s who registered. Each trainee received a free T-shirt and cap and got to play in a simul against a master.

Videos from FIDE CIS "Chess and Education" Conference
Saturday, 22 September 2012 12:02
cisfide_youtubeWe have launched our Youtube channel 'cisfide'

There you can find videos from the FIDE CiS Conference "Chess and Education" that was held in Istanbul on the 30th of August, Sponsored by "Rosneft".

In read more you can find the whole list of the videos with links. Youtube has a limit of video length (15 minutes) so some presentations appear in parts.

CIS Commission meeting materials
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 17:17
CIS Commission meeting took place on the 3rd of September 2012 in Istanbul in frame of 2012 FIDE Congress. The attendance numbered up to 100 people. You can find some of the materials from the meeting here:

Update since Chairman's Report download

CiS Monthly Report download

CIS Councillor from India Ravindra M. Dongre "Chess in schools of Maharashtra" presentation

CIS Councillor from Russia Alexander Kostyev "Chess in Russian State Social University, Moscow" presentation ; report

Leontxo Garcia from Spain "Chess: the Best Gym for the Mind" presentation

Read more for annual reports from the members

Materials from "Chess and Education" conference, Istanbul 2012
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 15:38
Materials from the conference "Chess and Education" (Istanbul, 30 August 2012), sponsored by Rosneft, can be found here. Videos on our YouTube Channel.

Malola Sundaramadhavan "Chess in Schools for the Blind" presentation

Malola Sundaramadhavan "Educational benefits – NIIT Anand project" presentation

Alessandro Dominici and WGM Martha Fierro "Victor's House" presentation

Slovakia Chess Federation President Martin Huba "Chess in Schools – Slovakia Project" presentation

Matjaž Mikac "Chess in School project in Slovenia" presentation

"Chess and Education" conference took place in Istanbul
Thursday, 30 August 2012 15:00

banner_rosneft_150A very important conference “Chess and Education” organized by TCF and FIDE took place in Polat Renaissanse hotel in Istanbul on the 30th of August.

This initiative, sponsored by Rosneft which is a sponsor of FIDE Chess in Schools, will be followed by a series of such conferences in the future.  

The conference was opened at 10:00 by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov who addressed the full hall with the audience capacity up to 120 people with his speech on the enormous importance of teaching small kids to play chess and the interest of ministers of education in various countries in the Chess in Schools movement.

The chairman of FIDE CiS Ali Nihat Yazici took the floor and welcomed everybody to the conference.

The opening session was followed by Turkish Professor Dr. Caner Açikada, Dean of the School of Sport Science and Technology from Hacettepe University, Ankara and his presentation on chess as a sport.

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