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Adrian Mikhalchishin

Adrian Mikhalchishin, 2013

Adrian Bohdanovych Mikhalchishin (also Mihalcisin, Mihalčišin or Mykhalchyshyn, Ukrainian: Адріян Богданович Михальчишин, born November 18, 1954 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster now playing for Slovenia. Education: Lviv University, faculty of physics 1976. Mikhalchishin is married, with two children.

He became a Grandmaster in 1978, shared first place at the Nikolaev tournament in 1983, and was second at Hastings in 1985-86. Vice President of Ukrainian Chess Federation 1998-2001. Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian, English and German languages.

As a player best result 4th place in Soviet Championship 1984, Soviet Youth champion 1977. World Youth Champion in team 1977, 1980, winner of European Cup 1984, winner of international tournaments Banco do Roma 1977, Copenhagen 1980, Leipzig 1979, Brno 1990, Eeklo 1991, Dortmund 1999, Warsaw 2002.

Slovenian Champion 2002. In Ukrainian Championships best result was 2-3 places in 1977 and Rapid Ukrainian Champion in 1993, many times junior Champion of the country.

Participant of Chess Olympiads 1992 for Ukraine, 2000-2006 for Slovenia.

Winner of team Championships and National Cups of USSR, Ukraine, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Hungary.


FIDE Senior Trainer from 2002, FIDE TRAINERS COMMISSION Chairman from 2009. Conducted 12 Seminars for FIDE trainers in Germany, UAE, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Croatia and Austria.

Trainer of Soviet National team 1989-90 World and European Champions.

Trainer of National team Slovenia 1998-2003, National team of Netherlands 2003-2007, National Team of Turkey 2007-08. Conducted trainings camps with National teams of Poland and Switzerland. Individual trainings with Maya Tchiburdanidze 1978, Nana Aleksandria -1983, Anatoly Karpov 1980-1986, Aleksandr Beliavsky 1986-1995, Vasyl Ivanchuk 1990, Polgar sisters 1992-1994, Alisa Maric 1994-2000, Zhaoqin Peng 2002-2007, Mateusz Bartel 2000-2009, Ilya Nyzhnyk 2009, Richard Rapport 2010, Arkady Naidich -2005-2006.

Trainer of club AGROUNIVERZAL Belgrade, three times winner of European Women Cup 1993, 1997, 1999.

He is currently coaching the Women's Team in Turkey.


Author of 21 chess books published in Germany, England, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Yugoslavia, USA.

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