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Thursday, 15 Jul 2021 21:46
Severino and Mendoza win Asian Chess Championship for Players with Disabilities

FM Sander Severino and Cheyzer Crystal Mendoza, both of the Philippines, won the Asian Chess Championship for Players with Disabilities (Open and Women, respectively) held from 9-11 July on Tornelo platform. You can replay the games on https://live.followchess.com/#!asian-disabled-online-chp-2021.

Sander Severino (pictured above) tied with compatriot Henry Lopez but took gold thanks to slightly better tiebreaks.

Cheyzer Crystal Mendoza Mendoza finished clear first with 5 points in 5 rounds winning all her games.

FIDE Disabled Commission Chairman GM Thomas Luther attended the event and complemented Asia for being the only Continent to hold championships for disabled players.

Asian Chess Federation (ACF) General Secretary Hisham Al Taher pointed out that Asian Chess Federation signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Asian Paralympic Committee and the ACF is coordinating the 2022 Asian Para Games chess which will be held in Hangzhou, China.

Official website: asianchess.com/