4th FIDE World Chess Championship For People With Disabilities

FIDE have announced that the 4th FIDE World Chess Championship for People with Disabilities will be held from November 4-14, 2021. This year the Championship, organized by Dresdner Schachfestival e.V. under the auspices of FIDE, will be held online using the Tornelo playing platform. For complete details on the event, please view the Tournament Regulations.

The tournament will be a 9-round Swiss at a time control of Game/45 minutes +30 second increment per move. It is an individual event with an additional team ranking. Winners will earn the titles of "World Chess Champion among Disabled 2021" in the individual competition and "World Chess Team Champion among Disabled 2021" in the team competition.


Per the tournament regulations, all players need to be registered on the FIDE Disabled Chess Players List. If you are not on the list and wish to participate in this event, please complete the following form at https://forms.gle/L1KfKZL25HgGN6My9 and await confirmation before completing the registration form below.

The registration deadline is November 1, 2021, and all USA players should register themselves by completing the registration form at https://dis-world-championship.fide.com/ (select "I Register Myself"). Please note that all players will have to provide an official document certifying his/her disability.

Official Website: http://www.worldchess-disabled.com/en/.

Posted by Chris Bird, US Chess FIDE Events Manager, christopher.bird@uschess.org.

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