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Invite a 2600+ GM to your town for a two-day coaching camp

by Sagar Shah - 06/04/2018

GM Miroshnichenko, or Miro, as he likes to be called, is currently in India training few of our country's most talented youngsters from the 1st to the 10th of April 2018. But after those ten days of training the Ukrainian grandmaster has kept two days - 11th and 12th of April to travel to any place in India which would be interested to have him and do a two-day camp. Miro's current Elo is 2606, but at one point he had a live rating of 2700+ and has drawn against Vishy Anand as well. Having a two-day camp with him is sure to help boost the chess level in your town/ academy!

I went to the Aeroflot Open in the year 2016. It was the first time I was in Moscow and in the huge Hotel Cosmos where the tournament was held. One day before the first round there was the customary opening ceremony. Many of the players attended it. There were speeches in Russian, so I couldn't quite understand what was going on. I moved around to see if I could take pictures of some strong players. That's when I took this one:

GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko analyzing with Iranian talent Alireza Firouzja, as Alireza's father looks on | Photo: Sagar Shah

This scene was quite interesting. Here was a dedicated trainer who was making use of every possible minute with his student to make sure that he was in the best possible form for the tournament. The speeches went on for few a minutes but the team of Miro and Firouzja had absolutely no interest in anything apart from the position in front of them.


Evgenij Miroshnichenko, or Miro, as he likes to be called, is known to the chess world as a commentator. At just about every top event he is present and in many ways acts as a bridge between the best players in the world and the thousands of amateurs who are watching the commentary live. But Miro is also an accomplished trainer. Apart from having trained many young and talented kids, he has also worked with one of the best female players in the world - Anna Muzychuk.

Miro celebrates his birthday together with Anna Muzychuk and Anastasiya Karlovich

Also, Miro has been one of the top players in the world. His highest published rating was 2696 in July 2009. He has played against all the elite players in the world including Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Nakamura and others. I remember that he came to India in 2009 to play in the Mumbai Mayor's Cup. And some of his games were really very nice. Especially the one against the Indian Tal. Ratnakaran is famed for his aggressive style of play, but Miro's positional prowess too hot to handle for the Kerala IM.

I consider Miroshnichenko to be a high class positional player who is able to interweave tactics in an effective manner to reach the desired results in his games.

Nowadays you can see Miro commentating at the top level tournaments. This one is from the World Team Championship 2017 where he is doing the commentary along with IM Anna Rudolf | Photo: Anastasiya Balakhontseva

At the recently concluded World Cup 2017 Miro was commentating along with Keti Tsatsalashvili | Photo: Anastasiya Karlovich

At the same event (world cup 2017) we caught up with Miroshnichenko and did a small intereview where he spoke about the winner Aronian, runner-up Ding Liren, what makes him a good commentator and who he thinks are some of the best commentators in the world of chess.

A quick interview by Miro at the World Cup 2017 by IM Sagar Shah

Miro in India:

Miro is in India from the 1st of April until the 13th. From the 1st to the 10th he has a "secret training camp" with some of the most talented youngsters of our country. However, he made sure to keep two days free after that on 11th and 12th of April so that he could conduct a training camp in any part of India. His flight back home is on the 13th of April.

The affable GM is in India and ready to come to your town/academy on the 11th and 12th of April

It's not everyday that you are able to train with a GM who had an Elo rating of 2696 and has worked with some of the best talents in the world as a coach. It is your chance to indulge in twelve hours of training (six hours on 11th and 12th each) which will help you take your/your student's game to the next level. Talking to ChessBase India, Miro said, "I have some very interesting topics which I could discuss with the students. One of them being, why do we lose games. The psychology behind our losses. To explain this subject I will be showing some of my own games with the best players in the world and how they outplayed me! Showing one's losses is always painful, but I think it can be very beneficial for the students."


Of course Miro has a wealth of knowledge in chess and he could speak on just about any subject. If you are interested to have GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko in your town/academy on the 11th and 12th of April do write to and we will let you know about his fees. Best would be to have a good number of students so that a lot of people can benefit from his lecture. Once you send a mail to us, you can expect a revert immediately.

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