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Since December 2019 the Business School of the Rostov State Economics University has been teaching refresher courses titled “Ways to teach chess as a school subject” as part of the Chess at Schools grant programme, being implemented by the Chess Federation of Rostov Oblast with support from the Chess Federation of Russia and the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko. To date, training has been provided to 2 groups of 25 teachers from the educational establishments that run the Chess at Schools project in the cities of Rostov-on-Don, Novocherkassk, Donetsk, Shakhty, Novoshakhtinsk, [and in] Salsky, Sholokhovskoy, Peschanokopskoy, Krasnosulinsky [and] Matveyevo-Kurgansky Raions of Rostov Oblast. As part of the refresher courses, the Academic Board room of the Rostov State Economics University (RINKh) was used to hold a roundtable on the promotion of chess as a school subject in Rostov Oblast 22 January 2020. The items on the agenda were discussed by: A.A. Surmalyan, President of the Chess Federation of Rostov Oblast, Ye.N. Makarenko, rector of RSEU (RINKh), A.U. Albekov, president of RSEU (RINKh), and N.G. Kuznetsov, head of the Kovalevskaya chess academy, who sit on the Supervisory Board of FShR [Chess Federation of Russia (CFR)], A.A. Grivtsov, CFR director, the CFR commission on chess as a school subject, and the refresher course trainees. In his welcome address to the roundtable, A.A. Surmalyan, President of the Chess Federation, stated that the CFR will seek to maximize its outreach to the schools in Rostov Oblast through its Chess at Schools project in coordination with RSEU (RINKh). A report on the promotion of chess education in Rostov Oblast was delivered by O.N. Ikonnikova, Chair of the CFR commission on chess as a school subject. She said that what was needed was more chess supplies and teaching and learning aids for the schools, local associations of teachers of chess as a school subject, a special course entitled “Basic ways to teach chess at school” as part of the syllabi for Pedagogical Education in Provincial Colleges and Universities, including at the Chekhov Taganrog Pedagogical Institute (branch of RSEU (RINKh)), as well as a regional chess resource centre, to be set up at RSEU (RINKh) at some point in the future to make the necessary guidelines and further training available to the school teachers of chess. The administration of RSEU (RINKh) supported the CFR's initiatives to grow the Chess at Schools project in Rostov Oblast. Since December 2019 the Business School of the Rostov State Economics University has been teaching refresher courses titled “Ways to teach chess as a school subject” as part of the Chess at Schools grant programme, being implemented by the Chess Federation of Rostov Oblast with support from the Chess Federation of Russia and the Charitable […]. . .
Sport   Jan 24, 2020 17:49
The traditional Friendship Match between Russian and Chinese teams was played in Jinan this year. It was organized by the Chinese Chess Association, the Chess Federation of Russia and the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko. As in previous years, the Match included competitions between young chess players from the two countries, as well as a duel between big-name grandmasters – ex-world champion Hou Yifan and Vladimir Fedoseyev, the winner of Aeroflot Open 2017 and world rapid chess vice-champion 2017. Playing for the Russian team were Andrey Tsvetkov, Dmitry Kirillov, Robert Safin, Volodar Murzin, Maria Yakimova, Alisa Nur-Mukhametova, Grigory Averyanov and Roman Kuzmin. The head coach of Russia's national junior team is Mikhail Kobalia. At the end of two days of matches, the junior teams tied at 32:32; the Russians won on extra points, however. Hou Yifan defeated Vladimir Fedoseyev in rapids 2.5-1.5, and the Russian won in blitz 7-1. Traditionally, the Friendship Match had a sociocultural programme: the tournament over, the grandmasters played simuls with young contestants. Hou Yifan played against Russians; Vladimir Fedoseyev against Chinese players. All opponents put up a good fight. The Russian team visited the main landmarks of Jinan, and during the farewell dinner the guests were introduced to the Chinese tea culture. As part of the Chess at Schools programme, Vladimir Fedoseyev and Hou Yifan also played simultaneous displays at a local training centre, where they faced off against 32 trainees. After the simul, the young Russian chess players battled it out against the centre's best trainees. All participants in the Friendship Match received souvenir gifts from FShR [Chess Federation of Russia (CFR)] and the Timchenko Foundation, as well as from the local organizers. The traditional Friendship Match between Russian and Chinese teams was played in Jinan this year. It was organized by the Chinese Chess Association, the Chess Federation of Russia and the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko. As in previous years, the Match included competitions between young chess players from the two countries, as well […]. . .
Sport   Dec 16, 2019 12:11
Results are in for the Competition to join the Chess at Schools project run by the Russian Chess Federation and the Timchenko Foundation since 2014. The project is to be joined by 5 new regions: Voronezh Oblast, Kurgan Oblast, Rostov Oblast, Republic of Mordovia and Khabarovsk Krai. A total of 8 provinces took part in the Competition. The competition panel evaluated the entries using the same criteria. The chess federations gave the number of schools where chess was already a subject, the number of those planning to introduce chess lessons in the next academic year, as well as describing the province's teacher training requirements and capabilities. There was also explored interest from local schools in a competition for best chess teaching among secondary schools. Another important criterion in identifying the winners was chess education support from the state and municipal authorities. Chess at Schools expands its reach every year. The project was launched in Pskov Oblast in 2014. In the 2015-2016 school year, it was joined by Zabaykalsky Krai, and in the 2016-2017 school year a competition was held among chess federations, which added another four provinces to the project: Altai Krai, Krasnodar Krai, Novosibirsk Oblast, as well as the Republic of Ingushetia. In the 2017-2018 school year the project was joined by Kemerovo Oblast and the Chuvash and Udmurt Republics. The 2018-2019 school year saw the addition of Bryansk and Tula Oblasts to the project. With the new participants counted in, the number of project-affiliated provinces has risen to 16. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to the entrants for their interest in the project!. Chess at Schools project joined by 5 provinces after competition. . .
Sport   Sep 02, 2019 17:08
Grand Finals of 72nd and 69th Russian championships for men and women, respectively, ended in Izhevsk. The men's tournament was won by Yevgeny Tomashevsky, who repeated his 2015 success. The Saratov grandmaster went the full distance without a single defeat, scoring 7 points out of 11. 6.5 points was the score of Nikita Vitiugov, Maksim Matlakov and Ernesto Inarkiev. Additional criteria put Vitiugov in second and Matlakov in third places. Among the women, 8 points was scored by Olga Girya and Natalia Pogonina. Like last year, the female chess players competed for the title of national champion in an additional match. The first game of the tie breaker was won by Olga Girya who played white; Natalia Pogodina took her revenge in the next game, however. The destination of the title was decided in an Armageddon, where Olga Girya gained the upper hand, winning with white. The Yugor chess player won the title of champion of Russia for the first time. Aleksandra Goryachkina took unshared third place with 7.5 points to her name, repeating her 2018 score. The prize money totalled 10,000,000 roubles. The winners of the men's and women's tournaments will be given a Renault ARKANA coupé SUV, the official car of the RCF since 2019. The closing ceremony was hosted by the Tchaikovsky National Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Udmurtian Republic. In the official part, the attendees were welcomed by Aleksandr Brechalov, head of the Udmurtian Republic, Igor Baradachev, head of the Sports programme of the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko, and Aleksandr Tkachov, deputy executive director of the Russian Chess Federation. In the entertainment section of the event, musical numbers were performed by the cast of the Aikai Udmurtian National Theatre of Traditional Song and Dance, the famous Buranovskiye Babushki and the Blues Makers band. The tournament was a sequel to The Chess in Museums project, which the Russian Chess Federation has been running jointly with the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko since 2012. Grand Finals of 72nd and 69th Russian championships for men and women, respectively, ended in Izhevsk. . .
Sport   Aug 23, 2019 13:08