SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Last week on this blog I wrote about an issue that has raised concerns in many quarters: namely, the high cost of training titles that are associated with FIDE’s TRG (Fide Trainers’ Commission). My opinions are shared by many in the chess world.
However, what I wrote was never meant to call into question or discredit the TRG’s excellent standards and much needed initiatives. The chess world is often, by nature, too insular for its own good. As such, while the chess world is filled with excellent and experienced chess trainers (of all levels), until recently no one took the accreditation issue seriously enough to do anything about it.
Until TRG came into existence, that is. For chess to advance as a sport outside of our little chess world, officially FIDE sanctioned titles and qualification standards must become the norm. And TRG has my full support in this direction.
HOWEVER, no one is above criticism. And in my blog article last week I raised several points.
I thank TRG for sending me a reply to my blog. Especially, for the information and clarifications included. I leave this all to my readers for their edification. Enjoy!