The All India Chess Federation (AICF) announced an unprecedented five FIDE Trainer Seminars in February and March 2022

India is widely seen to be a big part of the future of chess, and is already currently ranked in the top three in the world while being increasingly dominant in junior rankings, and the AICF with the support of the Government of India continues to invest heavily in development such as chess in schools, but also in capacity building, be it organisers, arbiters or trainers. 

These FIDE Trainers Seminars both trained and certified local trainers to international standards, and four of India’s six FIDE Senior Trainers – Ramesh RB, Vishal Sareen, Chandra Sekhar Sahu, and Praveen Thipsay – all who have been instrumental in developing the generations of young players that has propelled them to the forefront of chess, will lead the seminars. 

AICF made a promise to bring chess to every corner of India and so these FIDE Trainer Seminars will for the first time be held in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh from 18-20 February, in Patna, Bihar from 25-27 February, in Bengaluru, Karnataka from 4-6 March, in Guwahati, Assam from 11-13 March and in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh from 25-27 March.

Full details of each seminar as they become available will be made available at the AICF website ( and TRG website ( and enquiries for registration can already be made to this email:


1 FIDE Trainer Seminar in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India held from 18-20 February 2022

2 FIDE Trainer Seminar in Patna, Bihar, India held from 25-27 February 2022

3 FIDE Trainer Seminar in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India held from 4-6 March 2022

4 FIDE Trainer Seminar in Guwahati, Assam, India, from 11-13 March 2022

5 FIDE Trainer Seminar in Visakapatna, Andhra Pradesh, India from 25-27 March 2022