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EUROPEAN CHESS ACADEMY / Institute for the development of creative thinking 

Ulica Antona Murka 3 / 2311 Hoče / Slovenia +386 (40) 748 916 

Educating trainers and teachers

European Chess Academy offers various educational professional seminars for chess trainers and teachers. 
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Chess training

European Chess Academy offers you various training opportunities– from live lessons to distance learning facilitated by many modern online tools. 
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Organisation of events

European Chess Academy has vast experience with organization of international events. 
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Eugeny Ushakov

European Chess Academy is proud to announce the signing of a contract with the well-known chess patron Eugeny Ushakov. 
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European Chess Academy offers you various training opportunities – from live lessons to distance learning facilitated by many modern online tools. 

European Chess Academy has partners among the best trainers in the world (Adrian Mikhalchishin, Efstratios Grivas, Arshak Petrosian, Alexander Beliavsky). You can read more about them on:

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Istrska ulica 60h, 
2000 Maribor, Slovenia
+386 40 834 432
+386 31 554 646
VAT: SI 57143994
DELAVSKA HRANILNICA d.d., Miklošičeva 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
IBAN: SI56 6100 0001 1892 062 
Institut for the development of creative thinking
European Chess Academy, Institute for development of creative thinking Maribor, has been founded by two friends, Slovenian chess grandmasters, Adrian Mikhalchishin and Georg Mohr.
Our idea was simple: to show why chess is the most magnificent game in the world, the best educational tool and such beautiful form of socialization. For you we will organize chess schools, educate teachers and trainers, and organize tournaments. With our partners and co-workers we will offer you even more: charity events, social projects, providing various chess books and keeping alive memories of giants who marked our chess history. We open our doors to anyone, who sees chess in the same light.
Join us; let’s bring chess in every home.


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Savielly Tartakower Polish and French chess player “The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made.”
David Ionovich Bronstein Chess Grandmaster In simultaneous exhibition grandmasters usually play White in all the games. An exception was David Bronstein, who allowed his opponents to choose their preferred colour of figures. Once he played a simultaneous exhibition in the English Parliament, letting Members of the Parliament to choose their figures. All twenty of his opponents decided to be White. “What a rare example of consensus in the English Parliament!” has exclaimed Bronstein. “And on an initiative of Russian citizen nonetheless,” has replied a member of the audience. Bronstein won 20:0.
GM Adrian Mikhalchishin Technical Director of European Chess Academy »There are many great chess books. For example, Botvinnik's Analiticheskie raboty or Fischer's Best games. Still, my favourite is Keres' book »100 games«. This has been my first chess book, a gift from my grandmother for Saint Nicholas 1966. The level of Keres' commentaries in this book is unsurpassable.«
GM David NavaraCzech Chess Grandmaster»The best chess player in the world is Magnus Carlsen. Why? It is simply because he is the best at playing in the equal positions.«
IM Ekaterina Atalik Turkish chess player »The best chess player of all time is Jose Raul Capablanca. And not only the best, even the most elegant of all.«

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1. Study classics All necessary knowledge is there!
2. Solve tactical exercises Calculation technique is the most important in chess!
3. Analyse own games and improve your play You must eliminate own mistakes and find how these positions must be played.