World Chess Championship for Disabled 2015 - Dresden

Closing Ceremony of the championship in video

DSC 4488_Best_Teams_WCCD_Dresden_2015Please watch the Closing Ceremony of the 2nd World Chess Championship for Disabled 2015.

It was possible by the courtesy of Pat Naumann and Johannes Fiolka.

TV report at MDR - 3

MDRPlease watch the 3rd TV report

World Chess Championship for Disabled 2015 has come to an end.

DSC 4317__Top_players_WCCD_Stanislav_Babarykin_Alexey_Smirnov_Stanislav_MikheevWorld Chess Championship for Disabled 2015 has come to an end. Today, on 24 October there was the final round of the tournament. Lakhdar Mazouz of Algeria, FIDE Advisor to the FIDE President in chess development in Africa was an official guest of the Round. He has made the first ceremonial move on Board 1 Smirnov vs. Gurbanov. Also, Mr. Mazouz gave an interview Interview with Lakhdar Mazouz having shared with us  his opinion on the organization of the World Championship for Disabled.

Click further to see the Final Ranking of the championship and see Photos of the championship

Read more...

Egmont Pönisch: We have attracted a worldwide interest to chess for disabled.

7day-poenischEgmont Pönisch is the Chief Arbiter of the 2nd World Chess Championship for Disabled in Dresden. He is an International Arbiter and has gained an experience working in many local and international chess competitions.
We invited him to say few words about the organization of the chess festival in Dresden:

Read more...

Lakhdar Mazouz: we need to promote chess on the level of national federations as well

Lakhdar-openingLakhdar Mazouz is the FIDE Advisor to the development of chess in Africa. He is well known in the world of chess for his oustanding work and activities to develop chess not only in Africa but worldwide.

He is the guest of the Championship for Disabled and kindly agreed to speak about the development of chess for disabled players. Please see what he has proposed in his Interview in English.

More photos in the Gallery of the championship

Read more...

Jamie Kenmure: it was a pleasure to work in an arbiters' team in Dresden

JamieKenmureJamie Kenmure, a chess man known for being an arbiter in many chess competitions. Also, he is a Councillor of the FIDE Chess for Disabled Commission and FIDE Delegate of Solomon Islands. Here is works as a Deputy Arbiter and very excited to be a part of such a great event. Look what he has told us in his Interview in English

Shailesh Nerlikar: Chess is the only game I can play.

Nerlikar gegen SarafWorld Chess Championship for Disabled is coming to an end. There were many surprises and upsets. But one thing everyone agrees with it was a nice chess atmosphere and a sport spirit went along with a friendly competition.

We have invited mother of one of the participants of the Championship - Shailesh Nerlikar of India - Sarala and his coach Kapil Lohana. They told us an interesting story about Shailesh...

Here is Interview with mother and coach of Shailesh Nerlikar

See other photos of Shailesh. He is highy appreciated by the goverment of India and got many awards in national competitions. Photos provided by his mother

Read more...

Round 6 Report

Zbigniev Pilimon eroffnet die sechste Runde in der Partie Mikheev gegen SmirnovThe round was opened by the President of IPCA Zbigniew Pilimon. The game on the Board 1 has seen a boring draw. Thus Alexey Smirnov of Russia keeps half a point lead to a group of three runner ups. These four players will play against each other in the final round tomorrow. The spectators can expect an exiting finish of the tournament.

Local Champion Katharina Kohnen won her first game against Andrija Misic. Olga Gerasimova of Russia is keeping the position of the best female player after six rounds with 3.5 out of 6 rounds.

Read more...

Opening Ceremony of the championship in video

flagsPlease watch the Opening Ceremony of the World Chess Championship for Disabled 2015

It was possible by the courtesy of Pat Naumann and Johannes Fiolka.

Clarice Gunther: I like to help the organization

clariceWorld Chess Championship for Disabled 2015 in Dresden can be proud with many volunteers who are here to help the organization. They help physically disabled players, deaf and blind participants to have no discomfort and difficulties during the competition. Also, the volunteers are here to make the work of the organizers easier. Please meet: Clarice Günther and here is her Interview with Clarice in German.

Read more...

Meheso Chomu Clement: I am very pleased to be here

clementMeheso Chomu Clement is the only representative of Kenya in the World Chess Championship for Disabled in Dresden. He is former President of Chess Federation of Kenya and now would like to spend more time on chess. He is very happy to have got the chance to participate in the championship for disabled and thus came to our Press room to share his impressions with us.

Please watch Clement Meheso Chomu Interview in English

Round 5 of the World Chess Championship for Disabled 2015

Jamal Messalla und Volunteer Felizitas MelzerRound 5 of the championship started in time at 9.30. Two leading chess players with 4 out 4 played Board 1. The defending Champion of 2013 Stanislav Babarykin lost to his opponent Alexey Smirnov. Smirnov is now the sole leader with 100% score. His closest rival is Stanislav Mikheev who is the only player with 4.5 out of 5.

Jamal Messalla, the only player from Morocco, won his game today against a local player Krabbe Wolfgang, a deaf player from Germany who is also an organizer of many chess competitions for deaf. Jamal plays the championship for the second time.

The leading female player Myronenko Natalia drew today against Alexander Gerasimov and has 3 points. Many rivals follow her closely.

The second day of the FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar gathered many arbiters who prepare for the examination test and also have an opportunity to see the arbiter’s work on real.

Read more...

Dresden Fernsehen about the World Chess Championship for Disabled 2015

Dr Jordan begrut Andrew Gardner President of ICCDOne of the Leading TV CompanIes in Germany "Dresden Fernsehen" is covering the World Chess Championship for Disabled 2015 in Dresden.

Here is their report including the  Interview with Dirk Jordan , the President of ZMDI Schachfestival, Dresden.

Bharat Singh: I rate this championship much more higher than a normal competition

bharatBharat Singh, the Chief Execitive Officer of the All India Chess Federation, the Chairman of the Commonwealth Chess Association, the Deputy President of the Asian Chess Federation and the Chaiman of the FIDE Technical Commission paid a visit to the World Chess Championship for Disabled 2015 in Dresden to discuss some important questions on using the chess equipment at the competitions for disabled people. He had an honor to make a first ceremonial move at one of the Rounds and came to the Press center to answer our questions.

Here is his Interview with Bharat Singh

Snehit Saraf: I am happy to be here

sarafSnehit Saraf is an Indian chess player who suffers from a serious physycal desease. He is 26 and travels for chess competitions with his parents. He also loves cricket but according to his parents’ words, chess is his passion. We invited his parents to our Press room to tell to the world about his son:

Interview with parents of Snehit Saraf

 

Read more...

Yvonne Ledfuss: I like the chess world

ledfussYvonne Ledfuss is the PR Officer of the ZMDI Chess Festival and Tournament Manager of the World Chess Championship for Disabled 2015 in Dresden.

Let's see what she thinks of organizing the competition for disabled in Dresden:

 

Interview mit Yvonne Ledfuss

 

TV report at MDR - 2

imagesPlease watch the TV report at one of the leading German TV Companies:

 

World CHess Championship for Disabled on TV

Jarno Scheffner: I will be back in 2017 too

jarnoJarno Scheffner, a young shy chess player from Germany. We asked him to come to our press room. He was not talkative so much, but it was obvious he likes the chess festival a lot.

Read more...

Philip Gardner: we want to help more deaf players to integrate into the chess world

Philipp GardnerLooking at previous World Chess Champions you might be surprised to hear that Tigran Petrosian was actually a deaf player. No obstacles to achieve good results. Here at the 2nd World Chess Championship for the Disabled we had the chance to catch up with the President of the ICCD Philip Gardner. This is what we talked about:

Interview with Philip Gardner

Round 4: women’s day at the Championship

First move by Bharat Singh Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Chess Federation Chairman FIDE Technical Commission - KopieWorld Chess Championship for Disabled 2015 Round 4 has finished today, on 21 October 2015 in Wyndham Garden Dresden Hotel.

The Chief Executive Officer of the All India Chess Federation, the Chaiman of Commonwealth Chess Association, the Deputy President of the Asian Chess Federation and the FIDE Technical Commission Chairman Bharat Singh was a distinguished guest of Round 4. He has made a first ceremonial move at Board 2: Egor Yamanov vs. Jerzy Strzekecki.

Read more...