THE UNIQUE TRAINING PROGRAM IS DESIGNED AND PRESENTED BY ANJELINA BELAKOVSKAIA – A 3-TIME U.S. WOMEN’S CHESS CHAMPION, WOMAN INTERNATIONAL GRANDMASTER, WORLD CHAMPION AMONG STUDENTS (USSR TEAM) AND LEADER OF THE US OLYMPIC CHESS TEAM
Dear Tucson Parents,
Did you know studies show children who play chess develop superior logic, memory and analytical reasoning skills?
Did you know these skills can become a success foundation in math, science, finance and numerous other subjects?
My name is Anjelina Belakovskaia and Iʼm a 3-Time U.S. Womenʼs Chess Champion, Woman International Grandmaster, World Champion among students (USSR Team) and Leader of the US Olympic Chess Team.
Iʼve had my share of success not just in chess, but in the world of high finance as well – I graduated from New York University with a Masters Degree in Mathematics in Finance and was a Derivatives Trader with a Fortune 500 Company. My achievements there were featured in “The USA Today” (12/11/01) and written about in “The Wall Street Journal” (12/31/02) and other business publications. I am currently teaching Finance and Leadership classes at the University of Arizona and was named as one of the “30 Executives Who Are Excellent At Chess” by “Business Insider” (06/24/2012).
I say that not to brag but to emphasize the role chess can have in helping children to develop their full cognitive potential.
Now In Tucson: The Chess Training Program Responsible
for 8 World Champions
Why is this program so unique?
Your child will experience the core chess training and exercises taken straight from the Botvinnik-Kasparov Chess Academy in the former Soviet Union, where I studied for five years.
The program was extensively tested in the New York City Public Schools, where I taught chess to over 1,000 students for over five years. Additionally, itʼs supplemented by decades worth of my own experience from tournaments around the world against the strongest competition. Now, it helps Tucson children to succeed at the chess tournaments and in the classrooms, where they take advanced classes in many subjects.
Anjelina and her chess students from Tucson after the tournament
Your child will not only grow in strength and understanding of chess in my small, intimate classroom setting, designed to encourage critical thinking, but will receive weekly homework assignments to build a lifelong foundation of chess strategy, intuition and confidence.
Space in these classes is extremely limited because of the nature of this program and enrollment is now open for the Winter Session.
Anjelina, Coach of the US Team at the World Youth Championship in Cannes, France 1997 helps 9-yr old Hikaru Nakamura (now GM and the strongest US born player since Bobby Fischer) to analyze his game. Behind is 9 y.o. Shirley Ben-Dak – Anjelina’s student who qualified to play in the Girls U-10 section
Anjelina and 13th World Chess Champion, Gary Kasparov
Anjelina and 12th World Chess Champion, Anatoly Karpov
Anjelina and Womenʼs World Chess Champion, Maya Chiburdanidze
LOCATION: TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
3800 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
CONTACT INFO: ANJELINA – (520) 370-0700
Additional Info Sources of Tucson, AZ & National Chess Events:
Receive $15 OFF if register for www.ChessKid.com through the
Belakovskaia Chess Academy.
For details, please e-mail Anjelina@gmail.com.