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Nigel Freeman
Opening ceremony
Frauenkirche Dresden, Church of Our Lady

4th FIDE World Chess Championships for People with Disabilities

We are past the halfway point of the tournament - 4 more rounds of play ahead

 

As anticipated yesterday's games brought along some more movement with 6 players left on a perfect 4 out of 4: Mohammed Aayan Ismail of England, FM Ilia Lipilin of Russia, FM Stanislav Babarykin of Russia, Leonel Amato from Argentina, Alexander Choroszej from Poland and Harlen Jose Otero Munelo from Venezuela. Therefore, every point and half point over the final 4 rounds will count and a lot can still change.

 

Polish FM Lukasz Nowak won his game yesterday against Sundui Sonom from Mongolia. Living with spinal muscular atrophy, his grandfather taught him chess at 7 years old - Sagar Shah interviewed Lukasz earlier on this year where they are also analysing some of his games.

 

Today's pairings can be found already on Tornelo and we are looking forward to another exciting round of chess!