|GM Alexander Shabalov
”Angie is a rare mixture of the nicest personality and strong chess player. Her feverish attacking style truly became her trademark in both chess and life. I believe that she only began to rise now… “
GM Alex Yermolinsky (Board One of the U.S. National Team)
”Angie is a quintessential team player. Every once in two years I have a privilige of being on the U.S. delegation to Chess Olympiad together with her. Her devotion to the team interest is unparallel, and I can only wish she had a better supporting cast.”
“Ms. Belakovskaia’s presentation was absolutely wonderful. That she was a woman, an intellect, creative and bright, enhances the fact that there is never, ever a substitute for intelligence and style. Whenever we expose children to such competence we do them a great service.”
Dr. Jon Maksik
“I was very impressed with Anjelina Belakovskaia’s presentation to our students. Ms. Belakovskaia spoke for nearly an hour to students of varied ages and chess experience. She was vital, compelling and personable; the students were riveted. I would be delighted to have her return to The Community School whenever she is able to do so and I reccommend her, without reservation, to other schools.”
Gail Baptiste (Principal; P.S. #308, Brooklyn, NY)
“Anjelina has been working at our shool for the past several months, and has done an excellent job teaching chess for us. She is a very professional teacher who has put a lot of thought and effort into the way she presents her lessons, and has very good classroom management technique. Her lessons captivate the students and teachers alike.
The lessons and tests Anjelina uses are designed not only to teach the game of chess, but to benefit the students thinking, planning, and strategical skills.
We here at P.S. #308 can highly recommend Anjelina to anyone who is interested in starting a chess program in their school.”
Helene Yavneh (2nd grade teacher; P.S. #308, Brooklyn, NY)
“If success can be measured by enthusiasm, then judjing by the children’s excitement when Ms. Belakovskaia comes to teach chess, and their desire to continue playing when her lesson with them is over, “CHESS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN” by Anjelina Belakovskaia has, indeed, been very successful.”
Sheldon Naparstek Principal, Louis Ranucci Assistant Principal (P.S. #208, Brooklyn, NY)
“Anjelina Belakovskaia has been a chess instructor at P.S. 208 for the last two years. Anjelina has surpassed our most optimistic expectations concerning her abilities — she is truly a master player and instructor. Anjelina’s credentials are also truly impressive, including being last year’s U.S. Women’s Chess Champion.
Anjelina has excellent rapport with students, teachers and administrators. My only regret is that we do not have Anjelina as a full-time staff member.
I highly recommend Anjelina as a chess instructor for children of all ages and abilities.”
Mary H. Leathers, Principal (P.S. #251, Brooklyn, NY)
“Dear Ms. Belakovskaia,
P.S. 251 was very fortunate in having you assigned to our school to introduce our youngsters to the game of Chess as a part of the Chess-in-the-Schools Program. Children from second through fifth grade were able to participate in this wonderful skill…
I had the opportunity to observe several of the sessions. They were highly interactive and hands-on strategies were used…
On behalf of all of the children, please accept our thanks.”
Raghu Banaji – Founder, Nayo Technologies
“It’s been our privilege to have Anjelina as our daughters chess coach. Anjelina has incredible qualifications being a Woman International Grandmaster and 3-time United States Women’s Chess Champion.
More importantly she genuinely cares for the all round development of her students not only in chess but in real life experiences. While she focuses on her students being the best chess players, she also emphasizes that winning is not everything and tries to mold their attitude to being positive, working hard and not to give up.
It would be difficult to find someone else like Anjelina and her students are truly lucky to have her as their coach.”