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European Chess Academy, Institute for development of creative thinking Maribor, has been founded by two friends, Slovenian chess grandmasters, Adrian Mikhalchishin and Georg Mohr.
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EUROPEAN CHESS ACADEMY / Institute for the development of creative thinking 

Istrska ulica 60h / 2000 Maribor / Slovenia +386 (40) 834 432 

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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Summer Chess Camp 2019

Maribor, June 22-29th, 2019 Fantastic Chess Holidays! Students from all over the World! Top Chess Players, Champions! Top Trainers! Chess & Fun! Excursion to Zagreb Grand Tour Chess Tournament! Garry Kasparov!
LECTURERS - Famous trainers, IGM’s, FIDE Senior Trainers: Arshak Petrosian (references: Peter Leko, Armenian National team – 3 times Olympic Champions!), Alexandr Beliavsky (references: Garry Kasparov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexandr Morozevic, sisters Muzychuk …), Adrian Mikhalchishin (references: Anatoly Karpov, Polgar sisters, Maya Ciburdanidze …), Olexandr Sulypa (references: Vasily Ivanchuk, Ukrainian team …) + trainers asistents (the best Slovenian trainers).

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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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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.
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 
+386 40 834 432
+386 31 554 646


Georg Mohr, International Chess Grandmaster (IGM), FIDE Senior Trainer (FST), International Organizer (IO)
Georg Mohr was born in Maribor, Slovenia in 1965. He decided to become a chess professional in his early years and has fully dedicated his life to the ancient game ever since.

He had been an internationally successful professional chess player for 20 years, before he retired from professional playing in 2002 in favor of becoming a full-time chess trainer and organizer.

International Chess Grandmaster from 1997, national team player for Slovenia for 12 years, 6 times member of the Slovenian Olympic team (1992 – 2002). Bronze medal for the individual result (European Team Chess Championship, 2001), Bronze medalist (World Senior Championship, 2015). 18 times National Champion of Slovenia with his team “Chess Club Maribor”.

FIDE Senior Trainer from 2004, head coach of the Slovenian National team (2003 – 2011), head coach of the Turkish youth team (2011 – present). FIDE Youth Trainer of the year 2017 (»Max Euwe award«).

International Chess Organizer, Chief Organiser of the European Club Cup 2011, Chief Organiser of the World Youth Chess Championship 2012.

Organiser of numerous summer chess camps. Active in many other chess-related fields as chess journalist and writer (Coordinator of the FIDE Trainers Committee Surveys (from 2010), Chief Editor of the national Chess Magazine Šahovska misel (from 1999 – 2011, from 2015 – present). Translator, writer.

Also active outside of chess, Director of companies Liv Ukraine (1996 – 1999) and Šahohlačnik (2000 – present).

Technical Director

Adrian Mikhalchishin, International Chess Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer

Adrian Bohdanovich Mikhalchishin is renownes former Ukranian and Soviet junior chess champion, chess trainer, theoretican and writer. He was born in Lvov, Ukraine, in 1954. In 1995 he took Slovenian citizenship.

Grandmaster from 1978, FIDE Senior Trainer from 2002. Chairman of FIDE Trainers Commission (2009 – present), ECU presidential board member (from 2014).

Trainer of many famous chess players: Anatoliy Karpov (1980 – 86), Maja Chiburdanidze (1978), Alexandr Beliavsky (1986 – 95), Vasily Ivanchuk (1990), Polgar sisters (1992 – 1994), Alisa Marić (1994 – 2000), Zhaoqin Peng (2002 – 2007), Richard Rapport (2010), Arkady Najdich (2005 – 06) among the others. 

Trainer of the club Agrouniverzal Belgrade, three times European Woman Club Champion (1993, 1997, 1999). Captain and trainer of Soviet Union (1989- 90), Slovenia (1998 – 2003), Netherlands (2003 – 2007), Turkey (2007 – present).

FIDE Senior Trainer and lecturer from 2002. He conducted many trainer seminars in more than 15 countries over the World. 

He wrote more than 20 chess books, translated in many languages.


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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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Let’s start making your chess success today
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.

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Istrska ulica 60h / 2000 Maribor / Slovenia +386 (40) 834 432