The Ugra Ugra "Ugra Chess Academy" was opened in 2010. Immediately she began to take an active part in chess life.
It was here that shortly after the opening of the electionto the post of president of the International Chess Federation. And in September of the following year the World Chess Cup was held at the academy. The following year was also full for the chess academy of Ugra. It was here that the World Women's Championship and the Women's Chess Tournament were held in the framework of the Summer Universiade. In 2013, there was held such a significant tournament as the World Championship in rapid chess and blitz. This list can be continued for a long time, every year Khanty-Mansiysk welcomes guests from all over the world of different ages, not to mention the large number of regional tournaments, international and all-Russian competitions.
About the building should be told separately. The construction of the Ugra Chess Academy lasted two years. The design was carried out by a well-known architect from Holland Erik van Egeraat. During the construction of the Academy the latest technologies and the most modern materials were used, a unique combination of wood and glass was used. The building is rather original in its architecture, in the world of such there are very few. An amazing three-level structure has no angles, covers an area of more than 3000 square meters. m and stylized as a chess piece. Not surprisingly, this building received the honorary title "House of the Year".
Inside the building there are classrooms, cafes,a recreation area, there is Internet access. The tournament hall of the Ugra Chess Academy is amazing. A large tribune, capable of accommodating a large number of spectators, at one point is going to ordinary shelves. The second element of the transformer is a wall that can be moved apart and divided into half of the hall for meetings or conferences. At each tournament, the parties are commented on by the invited professional, and the audience has the opportunity to get qualified information about the current game. To do this, a separate room is organized. In the computer class, players are already analyzing games.
There is a place in the academy where people like to bringguests. In the rest room you will be proud to talk about famous pupils of the Ugra Chess Academy, show photos. And there is a reason for pride: Olga Girya, Dmitry Yakovenko and many other eminent chess players defend the honor of their district at various competitions.
In the academy life is boiling. Not a day goes by so that there will not be competitions. Boys and girls come here to learn about the great game of something new. Coaches in this only help, sometimes they hold simultaneous games, share their experience with young chess players. All conditions for people with disabilities are created in the Ugra Chess Academy. This is more than just a chess school, it is a place of uniting people of all ages and social categories who are devoted to their favorite game.
In the academy they keep pace with the times, usingteaching modern technology. As already mentioned, numerous students have access to the Internet right in the classroom and can use a computer class, for example, to analyze their own games with the coach. In addition, the Ugra Chess Academy practices individual distance classes with the best chess players in the district and with schoolchildren. The Academy also organizes online tournaments. To make this work possible, the most modern technologies are used, for example, the program complex "Chess Education".
The Chess Academy of Khanty-Mansiysk, during its existence, managed to make a significant contribution to the development of chess around the world and continues to actively develop its activities.