Tue, Nov 15|
ChessKid: a fun, safe and accessible way for kids to play chess
How to empower children to learn and play chess? How to engage girls in the game? Our speakers, ChessKid leaders A. Sorokina and N. Krauchuk, will share their insights.
Time & Location
Nov 15, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
About the Event
As a the world’s #1 Chess site for kids, ChessKid empowers children to learn the timeless game of Chess in a fun, engaging way. Its learning tools will keep kids motivated to learn and improve their Chess skills. More importantly, learning Chess will give them skills that they can take with them throughout life: strategy, tactics, creativity, perseverance and calculated risk-taking.
ChessKid leaders, Anastasia Sorokina and Nadzeya Krauchuk, will discuss the value of the game of Chess, the idea of ChessKid, as well as how to engage girls in chess.
Ms. Anastasia Sorokina is Woman International Master (2001), International Arbiter (2002), FIDE Trainer (2005), International Organizer (2018). Originally from Belarus, in 2003 Anastasia moved to Australia and worked as a chess coach in the Queensland School of Chess, and then in Chess Kids in Melbourne. After her daughter was born in 2009, she moved back to Belarus where she opened her own FIDE licensed Chess Academy. In 2017 Ms Sorokina was elected as President of Belarus Chess Federation, a post she held till May 2021. In 2018 Anastasia Sorokina was elected as FIDE Vice-President (till August 2022). From October 2022, she has been a Chairperson of FIDE Women Commission. Currently, Anastasia is a Partnership coordinator with ChessKid company. Anastasia Sorokina has been Chief and Deputy Arbiter at several World Chess Olympiads, a number of FIDE Grand Prix events, as well as numerous other major FIDE tournaments. She runs two major FIDE Social Projects: Infinite chess (chess for kids with autism spectrum disorder) and Chess for protection, Girls Club (chess for refugees).After 2020 elections in Belarus, she was forced to leave the country due to political reasons and now lives in Poland with her family.
Ms. Nadzeya Krauchuk is Events and Partnership Manager at ChessKid company and at Chess.com, LLC. She is a Member of FIDE Social Commission. Trained as a journalist, she held various positions in public relations and writing, including for SportTime Magazine - Belarus (2017-2018), European Youth Rowing Championship (2018), International Festival Viva Braslav Open Air (Belarus) (2017-2019), Belarus Chess Foundation (2018-2021). She also served as a FIDE Chess Academy of Belarus as a Director (2020). She was a member of the Organizing Committee of the World Rapid and Blitz Championships among cadets in Minsk (2018, 2019). Managed the European Chess Championship among corporate teams. Initiated and implemented sponsorship projects in the Belarus Chess Federation. Participated in the organization and holding of FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2021 in Riga. Currently lives in Riga, Latvia.