A chess patron Eugeny Ushakov and the European Chess Academy are proud to announce that they have taken under their wings a young promising Slovenian chess player Jaka Juvan.

Jaka is from Muta, he competes for a chess club from Slovenj Gradec and in he is among the best Slovenian chess players in his age category. Despite his medical issues, Jaka's love of chess is unparalleled.

The European Chess Academy is glad to help by providing free training lessons (with grandmasters Adrian Mikhailchishin and Georg Mohr). We hope that lessons further Jaka's chess skills, bring him joy and encourage him on the way towards even bigger success.