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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First world chess games for the disabled in Dresden in October this year

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Hi everyone,

It's great joy when chess covers more people and our beautiful planet of chess lovers grows. It's heartening news that the First Chess Games for the Disabled will be held in Dresden, Germany this October.

The tournament is going to take place on a biennial basis (2011 – 2013 – 2015, etc) The first three tournaments will be hosted and organised by ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V.

The competition is an event only for disabled chess players. Each world association regulates the conditions of participation.
It will be held as an open individual tournament with a separate team ranking. Any registered player must be approved by his/her association. Each team consists of four players. A provisional naming of the players should be given together with the registration of the team. Changes in the team can, however, be made until the drawing of lots.

The event is organised by ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V. under the auspices of the FIDE.

Number of Rounds
The competition will be played as a 7 rounds tournament, Swiss System.

Time Control
90 min/40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one.

Titles and Prizes
The winner obtains the title:
“Champion of World Chess Games for Disabled”
In the three kinds of disablements the winner obtains the title:
“Winner of World Chess Games for Disabled – Braille”
“Winner of World Chess Games for Disabled – Deaf”
“Winner of World Chess Games for Disabled – Physically disabled”

In the team competition:
“World Team Champion Chess of Disabled”
The winners will obtain gold, silver and bronze medals provided by the organizer. We furthermore have a 3000Ђ prize fund available.
The ranking depends on the number of individual points every player scored in the individual tournament. The team, which scored the most individual points is the winner. If the numbers of team points are equal there will be two titles.

Touristic events will be organised. For those persons taking care for competitors and everybody interested there will be held simultaneously at the same place an accompanying tournament.

You are welcome to register by an informal letter or fax to ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V., Oskar-Mai-StraЯe 6, D-01159 Dresden or e-mail to The organiser would like to ask for a pre-registration until Friday August 12th 2011. 

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  • At September 7, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    Some good effort by the organisers.

  • At September 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Anonymous Aaron, Wurzburg said...

    Chess spreads such happiness.

  • At September 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    International Chess Tournament “Vilnius Open 2011″ ( will take place from 19 to 27 of November in Vilnius, Lithuania. During the tournament for the first time in Vilnius disabled players will compete with players rated less than 2300 FIDE ELO. Games will be held in conference rooms throughout the hotel “Panorama”. Best chess games will be broadcasted live online. A wide number of participants will be attracted by a prize fund of 12000 litas (more than 3400 EUR). The tournament is registered in FIDE.


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