The International Chess Federation is excited to announce the 4th FIDE World Chess Championship for People with Disabilities, to be held from 4-14 November 2021. This year the championship, organized by Dresdner Schachfestival e.V. under the auspices of FIDE, will be held online due to continuous Covid-19 restrictions across the world.
The fourth edition of the World Chess Championship for People with Disabilities is expected to bring together around 100 players from 50 countries, satisfying their needs for communication, self-esteem and recognition at a hard time of the pandemic.
The 9-round Swiss tournament with 45 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1, is an individual competition with an additional team ranking. Its winners will earn the titles of “World Chess Champion among Disabled 2021” in the individual ranking and “World Chess Team Champion among Disabled 2021” in the team competition.
The first round kicks off on November 05, 2021; the winners will be determined after the last round, played on November 13. The official Closing Ceremony of the event is scheduled for November 14, 2021.
Registration of the participants should be completed by November 1, 2021, using the online form.
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