You might have studied a lot of my lessons on the Internet. However, it would be much cooler to meet me personally, wouldn’t it? 🙂
I strive to support chess all around the world. Also, I love to travel and meet nice people. Currently, I’m planning my next trips to other countries. Hence, if you want me to visit YOUR country – feel free to let me know.
Please send an e-mail to me at [email protected] if:
- You would like to attend my seminar in your country.
- You could help with the organization of my seminar in your country.
- Or simply, if you are a nice person and would like to meet with me personally.
You are welcome to send an e-mail to me, or you may write a comment below. Please include brief information about yourself and where you are from.
Don’t hesitate to write your message! If you stay passive and don’t write a message – guess what… I’ll visit places recommended by other students but possibly not your country.
Meanwhile, let me share some interesting photos from my various past trips. 🙂
During my seminars in India
I played 160 games in the Simul display, in just three days! That was overwhelming, but a lot of fun as well.
Have you heard about the match between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in 1992? It took place in a fabulous island – Sveti Stefan in Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia).
At the Sveti Stefan island in Montenegro
The prize fund for that match, 5 million US dollars, is probably the highest ever in chess.
When chess players are asked: “Who is the greatest player of all time?”, Fischer and Kasparov are usually competing for the first rank in the poll.
I was fortunate to meet Garry Kasparov at the “Kasparov’s Cup-2009″.
With Garry Kasparov
Getting the prize from Kasparov was something memorable. He’s a highly energetic person and it’s no surprise that he achieved so much in chess.
In Sri Lanka, I came to realize how similar the people of different nations are…
In case you can’t recognize me, I’m second from the right. 🙂
In Thailand, I took a pause from chess battles and joined in the water battles (it’s Songkran festival).
“Are you ready for the battle?” 🙂
I’ve made a couple of chess lessons about the superiority of the bishop compared to the knight. The ‘bishop’ piece is represented by an elephant in many chess sets. In Thailand, I could see that ‘bishop’ can dominate the situation in real life just as well. 🙂
When I trained my students in the United Arab Emirates, I noticed an interesting object on the street.
In the UAE
Do you know what those two black objects behind my back are? Please don’t say “It’s trash”, as I would not pose for it. 🙂
These are bikes under sunblock covers. In the UAE, the temperature can rise up to 50°C, and keeping your vehicle cool is something that is vital.
In Singapore, I met my trickiest student.
With an RCA student, Joshua
Joshua said that I must try the famous cocktail “Singaporean sling”. He didn’t warn me about alcohol in this cocktail, and while I was losing control, he managed to retrieve all “The Grandmaster’s Secrets”! Just kidding. 🙂
I’ll determine the next countries for my visit by the largest quantity of messages from that country. Therefore, if you want to put your country at the top of the list and meet with me personally in your place – send an e-mail to [email protected] or write your comment below.
Please don’t forget to include brief information about yourself and where you are from.