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About the author

Sylvain Ravot
FIDE Master
French player born in 1983.
Chess player in tournaments since 1996.
Professional Chess trainer since 2003.
Chess trainer of Youth French Team since 2014.

Player's experience
Club player since 1996
FIDE Master
August 2013 FIDE rating : 2300 (470 FIDE games played since 2001)
6th of French Junior Championship 2003
Strongest player faced : Etienne Bacrot (GM 2680) in 2004
Strongest player defeated : Mircea Parligras (GM 2571) in 2007

Trainer's experience
Clubs trainer since 2003
Chess trainer of Youth French Team in 2014 and 2015
Trainer and captain of Lyon's youth team (U10 to U16) in French Top league from 2006 to 2010, of Ste-Foy from 2011 to 2013.
Trainer of 2nd club of French Youth Championships with Lyon (2007) and Ste-Foy (2012).
Personal trainer of young players, 1 of them French Youth champion (2013), 4 of them having achieved 3th place in French Youth Championships (2007, 2009, 2011).
Preparation and analyse of games for young players in several important competitions.

In September 2010 I created the Youth Chess players FIDE ratings pages.

I can give chess lessons through Internet in French or English.
Contact: chessallovertheworld[at]gmail[dot]com

Chess trainers : I'm looking for creating a chess trainer community, sharing their knowledge between themselves at my website Contact me if your are interested.

With this blog I try to bring interesting games, positions, endgames, puzzles, results, if possible that one can't find on main chess websites.
Why did I choose the English language? The very first time I entered in a chess shop (in France), to buy books, I will never forget what the seller told me : "If you want good books, you have to forget French language, it will be English or maybe German". In a way it's the same for this blog. French chess community may be nice, but it's small too (maybe not as small as Andorran's one, but still!). Moreover it will probably help me improving my English.

If you are in charge of a chess club or a chess federation (all over the world!) and looking for a trainer, you can contact me at the e-mail above.