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“We stopped talking completely.” The former coach of Karjakin and the Russian team changed his citizenship

Date: March 2, 2024 Time: 07:22:33

“We stopped talking completely.” The former coach of Karjakin and the Russian team changed his citizenship

Alexander Fedyakov June 15, 2023, 13:45 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

Now Alexander Motylev is the “playing” technical director of the Romanian national teams.

Another Russian chess player changed his sports citizenship. Alexander Motylev, former head coach of the Russian national team, now represents Romania. This was announced by the Romanian Chess Federation on its social networks. Motylev now has not only a new flag in the FIDE profile, but also a new position: he has become the technical director of the Romanian national teams.

Everyone is already used to the news about the change of sports citizenship in chess. Especially after FIDE decided to allow the transition under a simplified procedure. After that, several chess players have already changed their sports citizenship, ceasing to play for Russia. The transitions of former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk to Switzerland and current European champion Alexei Sarana to Serbia were noisy.

The history of the transition of the European champion from Russia:

The Russian chess player won the European Championship for the last time. Who is Alexei Sarana?

The transition of Alexander Motylev against this background does not look so significant, if you just look at the profile. A 44-year-old grandmaster who is only ranked 211 in the FIDE rankings. In his career there was a victory at the Russian Championship in 2001, a victory at the European Championship in 2014.

But Motylev should not be considered as an active player, but as an excellent coach with vast experience, despite his young age for coaching. After all, he helped Vladimir Kramnik in the match for the title of absolute world champion with Veselin Topalov in 2006, he worked with Sergey Karjakin, even during the championship match with Magnus Carlsen in 2016. Motylev worked with the strongest chess player in the world. world in history, Judit Polgar, and with Alexandra Kosteniuk, and with the multiple Russian champion Peter Svidler.

In addition, Alexander led the Russian team in the first online chess Olympiad, which took place at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Then, we remember, the Russians beat the Indian team in the final, but the gold medals went to both teams. The Indians claimed they had problems with the internet.

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“What is the problem of current chess players? It is not enough to use the help of a computer, it is important to humanize it. The new engines show that there will be equalization everywhere. But on the board, psychology is more important than math.

The guys learned to quickly find bugs, but do not understand their nature. They have a kind of mechanical movements – computer. The old school plays differently. At some point, a young player with the help of a computer can do without a coach, but at a certain point, he cannot do without the human factor. The computer shows you the movements, but does not explain what is happening.

What a computer gives in the analysis of a particular position does not always have to be taken for granted. You can show that it is a tie. But to achieve this, the chess player needs to make the only correct moves. The computer easily calculates them, and a person usually makes mistakes on the first move. After all, chess is a people’s game. For now, Motylev described his vision of training in modern conditions in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta in 2021.

Sergei Karyakin, commenting on Motylev’s decision, noted that Russia had lost a strong coach.

“I think that his transfer will be a loss for Russian chess. He had many strong students. This is his personal decision, he is entitled to his determined civic position. But I would like to emphasize that we have not been studying with him for a long time, and after the SVO began, we completely stopped communicating. This is his choice, his position, his decision, ”Karyakin told RIA Novosti.

Perhaps the main loss of Russian chess:

Kosteniuk opened the door to Europe. Other Russian chess players can follow her

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