Kirsan Ilyumzhinov rewards Boris Postovsky with FIDE Golden Sign

Yesterday in Baku FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov rewarded the honored chess coach of Russia Boris Postovsky with FIDE Golden Sign, noting many years of his hard work for the benefit of chess.

Boris Naumovich Postovsky was born on 31st of May 1937. In the 1970s, he was the head of the chess department of voluntary sports society "Burevestnik" and the director of the chess school named after Vasily Smyslov. He won the USSR Correspondence Chess Championship (1979-1980), patronized Sergei Tiviakov and Alexander Chernin. He trained the Moscow team at the Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR.

In the early 90s, Postovsky headed the Russian men's team, which under his leadership won four chess Olympiads (1994-2000) and the World Cup in 1997. Boris Postovsky is International Arbiter. He was the Chief Arbiter of the matches: J. Polgar vs Ioseliani (1993); the Russian Team Championship (2011); Alekhine Memorial (2013); Petrosian Memorial (2014); FIDE Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk (2014) and other major competitions.
After moving to the United States at the beginning of the current century, he coached the national team of this country. Postovsky name was entered FIDE Golden book. He was awarded with FIDE Petrosian Medal for his outstanding coaching achievements in 2014.