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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Visionary chess of hope and determination

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Hi everyone,

Johannes Grip feeling the pieces at the
Commonwealth Chess Championship 2011

We found this nice article on the visually challenged players - 15 of them - who took on the challenge of competing against more than 700 sighted players at the just-conclude Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships 2011.

"Oh, I can see where you're going with that move," says Sam Brown, a visually challenged players, before the tournament to the writer of the article. Partially sighted player William Sam Isaas said his feel for playing chess came at age 12 when his cousins were playing by candlelight.

You can read the full article at this link. We salute everyone who conquers their limitation to set an example of hope and light - particularly through chess.

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