Once again the last round was really exciting. IM Andrei Obodchuk (Elo 2414) played against Mohammadreza Ghadimi (Elo 2146) and thus had the easier match compared to the two other leaders competing for first place IM Piotr Dukaczweski (Elo 2280) and FM Stanislav Babarykin (Elo 2319) who played against each other. In the end a draw was sufficient for Babarykin to win the World Cup because Obodchuk could not achieve more than a draw against Ghadimi despite his advantage in the final game having more pawns than his opponent. The world champion is from Russia and also belongs to the IBCA (International Braille Chess Association). He is not only World Chess Champion for Disabled, but at the same time World Chess Champion for Disabled IBCA. Although Babarykin already played against Aleksander Gerasimov (2175) in the 3rd Round, resulting in a draw, he was able to fight his way through several consecutive victories to the top of the table. Vice world champion is Andrei Obodchuk (Russia IPCA), third place goes to Stachańczyk Jacek (Poland IBCA ).
2° IM Andrei Obodchuk (Russia IPCA) - World Champion for Disabled 2013, FM Although Babarykin (Russia IBCA) - 3° FM Stachańczyk Jacek (Poland IBCA )
World Champion of the Blind and Visually Impaired is also Stanislav Babarykin (Russia blind I). Best player of the physically impaired and thus their World Champion is Andrei Obodchuk (Russia IPCA). The best player of the Deaf is Aleksander Gerasimov (Russia Deaf I), and became the World Champion of the Deaf.
Disabled IPCA Disabled IBCA
2° Balberov A. RUS - 1° Obodchuk A. RUS - 3° Bernardi R. ITA 2° Stachanczyk J. POL - 1° Babarykin S. RUS - 3° Dukaczewski P. POL
Disabled ICCD Players deaf chess
2° Ghadimi M. GER - 1° Gerasimov A. RUS - 3° Varezhkin V. RUS
21.10.2013 20:00 Opening Ceremony
22:00 Technical Meeting and Drawing of lots
23.10.2013 09:30 Round 2
24.10.2013 09:30 Round 3
25.10.2013 09:30 Round 4
26.10.2013 09:30 Round 5
27.10.2013 09:30 Round 6
28.10.2013 09:30 Round 7
16:00 Closing Ceremony
Ramada Hotel Dresden
Dresden, Germany 24th - 30th October 2011
On the 25th of October the first World Chess Games for Disabled (WCGD) began with their official opening ceremony. Because of this event important people of the town Dresden were in attendance: the federal law consultant Martin Keeve as a substitution for the president of the German chess federation, the president of the "Kreissportbund" Dresden, Jürgen Flückschuh and the hotel manager of the RAMADA hotel, where the tournament takes place, Jan Burghardt. The opening ceremony also contained a brisk dance performance by Lisa-Marie Gräfe and Steve Hädicke, both from the dance club Galaxy Dresden, who moved the audience with their standard and latin dance. The event got a special meaning because of the presence of the presidents of the three world associations for disabilities: Michele Visco as president of the ICSC (International Committee of Silent Chess), Ludwig Beutelhoff, president of the IBCA (International Braille Chess Association), and the president of the IPCA (International Physically disabled Association), Zbigniew Pilimon, from Poland.
With 35 players from 6 nations, some traveled from India and Spain, the WCGD gains international interest and experts call this world championship of all disabilities a forerunner that will influence the history of chess immensely.
Participating in this tournament is a well known chess player: GM Thomas Luther. He is already seen as one of the top players of this tournament and holds a very special position: Luther was appointed as the official "FIDE Adviser Chess for Disabled" at the last world congress.
The World Chess Games for Disabled will be held at the RAMADA hotel Dresden until next Saturday, the 29th of October, and promise lots of good matches with interesting players and plenty of good chess.
Michele Visco, ICSC President-Ludwig Beutelhoff, IBCA President-Zbigniew Pilimon, IPCA President-Dirk Jordan, Chief Organizer
Meeting IBCA-ICSC-IPCA - Dresden, Germany 25th February 2011
Meeting IBCA-ICSC-IPCA - Dresden, Germany 9th July 2010
Meeting IBCA-ICSC-IPCA - Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia 26th September 2010