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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Congratulations to Thomas Luther for winning the first world chess games for the disabled

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Hi everyone,

Thomas Luther has won the 1st World Chess Games for Disabled. The players were awarded in the categories: overall, the Physically Disabled (IPCA), blind (IBCA), deaf (ICSC) and the best teams. Each of the three best players in these categories were given medals and cash prizes.
Thomas Luther, who played for the chess festival ZMDI eV was able to achieve 7 points in 7 rounds for the tournament and win the gold medal. Apart from the overall victory, he also won the category rating IPCA. In the category blind chess players (IBCA) Olaf Dobierzin of the chess community Leipzig won the silver medal. Also silver won the Dresdner Thomas Rudolph, who won with his team IPCA II in the team score 17 points. 17 points were also reached from Russian deaf team. Both teams had only the IPCA Team I (21 points) in front of them with Thomas Luther, Andrei Obodchuk, Victor and Sergei Denisov Strekalovskiy. The next edition of the games will be held two years later, according to Fide.

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