“Tatarstan is among the top 3 regions for the development of chess among young people” – RealnoeVremya.com
A chess club named after the legendary grandmaster opened at the Federal University of Kazan
A chess club named after Soviet and Russian chess player International Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov was opened at Kazan Federal University. The twelfth world chess champion attended the ceremony and expressed his best wishes to the students of Kazan. The project is not only a chess club, but a full-fledged educational and scientific game center. Students and university staff will have the opportunity to study different types of chess and other intellectual games. On the basis of the club, an online operational platform was created, for which the KFU-CHESS software platform was specially developed.
Chess training center
A chess club named after Anatoly Karpov has opened at Kazan Federal University. The legendary chess player, international grandmaster was present at the ceremony and left his autograph on one of the stands. The project is not only a chess club, but a full-fledged educational and scientific game center, which mainly caters to students and university staff.
On the basis of the center, interuniversity and other competitions of different levels will be organized, including with the use of computer technologies. The KFU-CHESS software platform was developed for the permanent online platform. Students will learn a variety of types of chess, as well as the game of drafts, go, abalon, renju, and others. Club members will have the opportunity to attend specialized theoretical disciplines in the field of combinatorial analysis, game theory, decision theory, planning and forecasting, algorithms of Specialized AIs. It is planned to open a whole network of such clubs in other cities of the republic.
The chess team has also operated at KFU before. But only those who have at least the first category of adults could be included. Now, with the opening of the new club, the students are hoping that chess will become available to everyone in KFU, and there are many of them.
The club awaits university students
For example, Alexander, a 3rd year student at the Institute of Basic Computer Science and Information Technology, was interested in chess from an early age. His grandfather instilled in him an interest in them. Alexander loves chess, constantly plays, studies specialized literature. But he has never participated in competitions before. But he has already played for the student football team many times. Nevertheless, if there is an opportunity, Alexander is happy to train at the chess club.
Anton Pripolzin, a 4th year student at the Institute of Computational Mathematics and Information Technology at KFU, is already professionally engaged in chess. He became interested in them as a child thanks to his grandfather as well. By the age of 8, Anton had already become the Russian chess champion. Classes at the KFU chess team are held regularly, at least twice a week, the young man said.
According to Karpov, Tatarstan is among the top three regions for the development of chess among young people. Karpov mainly remembered the chess players from Zelenodolsk, who won one of the All-Russian competitions twice in a row.
“Chess will accelerate the learning of other disciplines”
The President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Tatarstan Ilgiz Gilazov, who was present at the ceremony as a guest, said his subordinates also showed great interest in chess, with competitions being held regularly in the court. In 2019, the All-Russian Chess Tournament took place.
“It may seem strange to you: the short and the chess. But these are very similar forms of activity, ”Gilazov is convinced. “The activity of the subject itself requires in many ways a logic, a tactic, a strategy, the ability to lead the process, to bring it to its logical end, to make a certain decision. In this connection, our judges are very active in playing chess.
“Of course, there are different chess clubs in many universities in Russia and Tatarstan, but not all of them are associated with Karpov’s name,” said KFU rector Ilshat Gafurov. “Chess has a positive impact on human development: it forms logical and critical thinking, increases the level of conscious independence of a person, develops determination, sportiness, communication skills improve. Skills improve. of intellectual activity that characterize the game of chess may become the most popular when solving many problems. “
The time spent teaching chess to a child will definitely pay off, Karpov believes.
“I usually tell parents who bring young children that failures, of course, will take a while. But they will teach children to concentrate better and to accelerate the learning of other subjects. Chess becomes part of the educational process, because it is much easier to impart skills of logical process through them, to develop strategic thinking. They improve memory, “said the chess player.
Maria Korotkova. Photo: Ksenia Bogdanova / kpfu. ru