|Dec-28-05|| ||lopium: Does anybody has his biography?|
|Dec-28-05|| ||chancho: lopium <Roman Pelts was born in the Ukraine on August 11, 1937. One of the world's leading chess trainers, his accomplishments include the title FIDE Master. With over 40 years of teaching experience, he is the premier chess coach in Canada today. |
During his early years in the Soviet Union, he gained recognition as a chess player when he placed second in the USSR Young Masters Championship. He later played board one on the Soviet national team that won the 1964 Students' World Championship at Krakow, Poland.
Roman founded a chess school in his hometown of Odessa in 1959. Seven of his early students became grandmasters: Lev Alburt, Sam Palatnik, Vladimir Tukmakov, Valery Beim, Konstantin Lerner, Leonid Yurtaev, and Boris Kantsler. He was official trainer for the 1971 USSR student team on which future world champion Anatoly Karpov and world candidate Alexander Beliavsky played. Because of his successes, the Ukranian government awarded him the title Honoured Chess Coach.
Roman Pelts came to Canada in 1978, bringing with him the material that forms the basis of Comprehensive Chess Course. Published in 1986, this two volume work was written in collaboration with U.S. champion Lev Alburt. It is widely praised as the finest book of instruction available to schools and parents. >
The complete bio can be found in Roman Pelt's own chess site.
|Dec-30-05|| ||lopium: Interesting, thank you very much!|
|Mar-31-07|| ||gauer: Some other info: http://web.ncf.ca/bw998/canchess.ht...|
|Dec-03-07|| ||benjinathan: Mr. Pelts is well known in kids chess in Toronto. In some ways it seems a nit of a comedown from what he once was.|
|Feb-21-08|| ||DarthStapler: I didn't know Romans wore pelts|
|Aug-28-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
Seven of his early students became grandmasters: Lev Alburt , Semon Palatnik , Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov , Valery Beim , Konstantin Zaivelevich Lerner , Leonid Yurtaev, and Boris Kantsler .
The next generation:
|Sep-29-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Photo gallery: http://nungapunga.com/gallery.html|
|Mar-16-11|| ||wordfunph: According to GM Mr. Kevin Spragett, largest private collection of chess books in Canada belongs to Mr. Roman Pelts (Thornhill, Ontario), with estimated number of over 1,000 and keeps growing.|
|Sep-13-11|| ||perfidious: <benjinathan: Mr. Pelts is well known in kids chess in Toronto. In some ways it seems a nit of a comedown from what he once was.>|
Not every strong master aspires to become world champion-there are some who enjoy giving back what they got, for which I salute <LMAJ>.
This old master isn't cut out for that sort of thing, so hats off to those who do the job.