Chess and checkers

Coach
Training master

Leonid V. Maik


Assistant coaches: Alexei Sotnikov and Igor Sotnikov.

Chess is a board logic game with special chess pieces on a 64-cell board, usually for two opponents, combining elements of art (in terms of chess composition), science and sports. This is one of the oldest games of mankind with a fifteen-hundred-year history. The birthplace of chess is India. Chess is an intellectual game that requires, in a short time, searching through the mind of thousands of possible combinations and choosing the only right move. Just one chess game has more possible development options for the game than there are atoms in the visible part of the Universe. Both men and women and children play chess.

Checkers is a board game, usually for two players, consisting in the movement of checkers in a certain way along the cells of a checkerboard. Images of players playing a game, defined as a variant of checkers, are found on monuments of Ancient Egypt. There are many options for playing checkers

Besides the pair game of chess or checkers, there are sessions of simultaneous game, when one person (simul-giver) plays simultaneously with several opponents.

Chess and checkers appeared at SPbGASU in the second half of the 1960s. Classes are held in auditorium No. 413 of the Main building (next to the Department of Physical Training).

SPbGASU team is participating in the following competitions:

  • Chess Championship and Cup
  • University Chess Championship among freshmen
  • Petersburg Chess Championship
  • Championship and Cup of Universities in international draughts
  • Championship of St. Petersburg in international draughts
  • Championship and the Cup of universities in Russian drafts
  • Championship of St. Petersburg in Russian drafts

Sporting achievements:

SPbGASU chess players and checkers players were:

  • Got in the top five strongest universities at the Championship and Cup of Universities in international draughts, 2014
  • Winners of the University Championship among freshmen, 2016
  • Got in the top five university teams at the Chess Cup, 2016


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