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Monday, November 19, 2012

First World Chess for the Disabled in 2013: Preparations Begin

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Hi everyone,
From left to right: Lakhdar Mazouz, Egmont Poenisch, Dirk Jordan, Thomas Luther, Yvonne Ledfuss, Dresden Mayor Helma Orosz.

A meeting for preparation for the first World Chess for the Disabled took place on November 13. Lakhdar Mazouz, Member of the FIDE Presidential Board and Continental President for Africa and Mr. Thomas Luther, Chairman of the FIDE Committee for the Disabled, met with the organising committee.

Tournament Director Yvonne Ledfuss, Chief Organiser and FIDE Technical Commission Member Dr. Dirk Jordan and Chief Arbiter  Egmont Poenisch presented the planning and organising of the event.

The 1st World Chess Championship for the Disabled will take place from 21 to 29 October 2013 in Dresden/Germany. The official invitation will be published soon. Later, the participants of the meeting were visiting the office of the mayor of Dresden. The mayor, Mrs. Helma Orosz, expressed the support of the municipality of Dresden for the World Chess Championship for the Disabled.

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