4th FIDE World Chess Championships for People with Disabilities

Final Day of Play with Round 9 starting at 12:00 UTC


Today marks the final day of play during th 4th FIDE World Chess Championship for People with Disabilities and this final set of games might still bring some changes to the leaderboard - and it is great to see the final standings of the tournament really only being decided in the last round.


One of the players starting the final day on 3.5 points is Dariia Kudainazarova from Kyrgyzstan. She has previously participated in over the board tournaments, where she and her family shared some of the challenges she is up against on a daily basis.


The tournament is also the first online World Championship where blind players have access to utilising a blind mode on Tornelo whilst playing their games. This has allowed 13 blind chess players to play their rounds completely independently, without physical or virtual assistance, providing more equitable conditions. We will be sharing more details on this exciting development that has taken shape in the last 6 months over the next few days.