5 June 2022

Moscow Team Pulls Ahead in Belaya Ladya Final

Schoolchildren from Ingushetia lead the race in the Debut tournament.

The fourth round of the all-Russian school team competition "Belaya Ladya" final was played in the AMAKS Resort "Orbita" (Olginka, Krasnodar Krai) on 5 June. The Moscow team defeated Moscow Oblast 3-1 in the central leaders' match to take the sole lead with 8 match points (13.5 board points). Schoolchildren from Novosibirsk Oblast have scored 12.5 points, while the teams from the Tyumen and Moscow regions are half a point behind.

The fifth round will be played on 6 June at 10 AM Moscow time. The competition is a 9-round Swiss event. Each team consists of four players (with at least one girl) and one coach. The match days are 2-10 June.

Tournament page

Four rounds of the Debut team tournament, an annual final event of the Chess in Schools project, have been completed. The leaders are children from Ingushetia with 8 match points (12 board points) scored. Pskov Oblast is in second place with 7 (11.5) points.

The participants are the pupils of schools from 17 regions of Russia, which have taken part in the project. A team is composed of four players (not less than one girl) born in 2013 and later and one team manager/captain.  

Tournament page  

A research-to-practice conference, a part of the Chess in Schools project realised by the Chess Federation of Russia and the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Foundation, finished on 5 June. Ultimately, the participants took part in a friendly blitz tournament.

Grandmasters Sergei Rublevsky and Mikhail Kobalia keep delivering lectures and giving master classes for the participants and their coaches. A football tournament and various other events are being organised as well. 

The many-time world champion in chess solving Oleg Pervakov held a chess solving contest. The results are as follows:

1. Anna Shukhman (Orenburg Oblast)
2. Vladimir Suchkov (Chuvashia, coach)
3. Akhmet Taskulin (Tyumen Oblast).
Additional programme - photos by Artem Burzhinsky  

The tournament is organised by the Chess Federation of Russia and the Russian Ministry of Sports and supported by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Foundation. The CFR general partner is PhosAgro. The CFR Partner is Aeroflot. 

Photos by Vladimir Barsky