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Vladimir Poley

International Chess Master (IM) & FIDE Trainer (FT) 2011

International Arbiter (IA) 2019, International Arbiter Category D

Chess in Education Lecturer (CEL) 2021

Poleychess & SS4 Springare

Chess Teacher, Chess Trainer, Business Owner & Entrepreneur

I was born 26.09. 1965 in Gomel, the second biggest city in Belarus (USSR),

Started to play chess at the age of 10 (rather late compare to 21st Century) and after just 2 years I was good enough to represent my Gomel region, junior team, on all levels and qualified 2nd adult category in chess.

1979 I won my first Belarusian junior champion title and did the norm of the candidate master. This was the start of my professional chess carrier. I said bye-bye to the music school orchestra, other sports and focused only on chess. In 1982 I moved to the capital of Belarus, Minsk and after very hard tests I entered the Institute of Physical Culture and Sport, speciality CHESS, and became a student with the aim to be a chess teacher and coach. This was my golden chess years. Best Belarusian chess trainers like Michail Shereshevskiy and Albert Kapengut started their masters and grandmasters chess conveyers. WGM Elena Zajats, GMs Andrej Kovalev, Boris Gelfand, Ilya Smirin, Yuri Shulman are big names in chess now. I stopped on IM level and started business on the last waves of Gorbachev’s “Perestroika”, one more student from our chess group Andrey Philatov – in the top 100 richest men in Russia now.

But periodically I was back to active chess playing. 1992 was the biggest victory year in my chess life, I won Budapest Spring Festival with 7,5 out of 9 ahead of 368 participants,18 GMs and 64 IMs.

1993- Chess Forum LTD started, I am the owner of toy producing factory, wild capitalism in ex-USSR on forward marsh .1993- Sollentuna Allsvenskan team, table 1 player, 1994 –Österskar, Sweden, super-final blixt match against many times World champion Anatoliy Karpov 0,5-1,5 I lost, but… my first Volvo 480 SE car-bought. 1995 –Award of IM chess title. 1996 -1998 –2000 – elected as President of Belarus Chess Federation, 2001-2002- chess, chess, chess, tournaments all over. 2002- moved into Sweden, chess teacher at Engelska Skolan Norr. 2002-2013 – Stockholm’s chess champion.2003-2008.

2008-Stockholms City youth leader stipendium. 2009 -2014 best chess school in Sweden. We are the Champions.

Professional steps

SS4 Springare, Trainer, Junior leader, Allswenska team captain, coach and leader 2014 -2021

Engelska Skolan Norr, Stockholm: Chess Teacher 2002-2013

Chess training and teaching children 0-9 grades

Team leading and coaching

Belarus Chess Federation, Minsk: President, elected for three terms 1996-2001

Organizer of the national and international chess tournaments for the organization of the European Women

Chess Championship in 2001

Awarded with the silver medal of the European Chess Union (ECU)

Chess Forum, Ltd., Minsk: Founder, Owner and Director 1993-1998

Running own company: production, sales, marketing, including international contracts with Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Latvia. The product was soft toys and puppets and also chess materials

Chess School and the State Palace of Chess, Minsk: Director 1994

Management of the key areas in the organization: registration, staff, budget, resources, strategy etc. and leadership

Children and Youth Sport School, Minsk: Chess Teacher, Chess Trainer 1988-1994

Chess in School with IM&FT Vladimir Poley


Higher School of Trainers, Moscow 1989
The Belarus State Institute (Academy) of the Physical Culture (Sport), Minsk 1982-1988
Honours Degree
Specialization Physical Culture and Sport, Chess Trainer, Chess Teacher
Sergeant Military School 1983-1984


Russian, Belarussian, English, Polish and Swedish

Professional and Personal Qualities and Achievements

The title of International Chess Master

Strong analytical and strategical thinking

Rich experience in leadership and management in the chess movement

Extensive travel experience

Parallel to business and work in the sports organizations made a career of a professional chess player, participating in International chess tournaments all over East and West Europe, Great Britain and USA

Founder and Chair of the Chess club SS 4Springare www.4springare.se

IM 1996 FT 2011 CEL 2021

CEL_02 Dip Poley
Certificate IM FIDE
Certificate FT FIDE

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