Students from ILS’ primary grades took part in the Vladivostok city chess competition “Little white rook”. This the first time that the team, which includes Kornei Kosyi, Miron Peshko, Yaroslav Makarov and Veronika Ogai, participated in a tournament at this level.
“The team included players from grades 2-4, who gained their first experience at a city competition,” reports ILS chess coach and instructor Diana Regushevskaya. “We didn’t have enough experience to reach the final, but playing in the semifinal was a good result.”
A total of 36 teams participated in the competition, with 18 reaching the semifinal.
“This was my second time in a chess tournament,” says Yaroslav Makarov. “I like chess because it teaches me how to think and make decisions.”
Currently, a team of older ILS students is preparing for the “Big white rook” chess competition, scheduled for February 2.
“For the past two years, chess has been part of our school’s mandatory educational program,” explains ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “Our students' interest in this intellectual sport is strong, with each eager to solve the difficult ‘mind puzzles’ that chess presents. Chess develops the intellect and teaches patience. I congratulate our students and their teacher on this latest success.”