The 1st World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled: Raphael Johannes Zimmer (Germany) leads with 6 points
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The 1st World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled: Raphael Johannes Zimmer (Germany) leads with 6 points

June 27, 2017 Press Release By Dora Leticia Martinez FLORIDA (USA) – On June 27th, 2017 members of the FIDE Social Action Commission, Beatriz Marinello, Chair; Robert Katende, General Secretary; Guy Bendana, Councillor; and Paris Klerides, Councillor, were onsite to observe Round 6 of the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled. After winning...

June 27, 2017June 28, 2017by
The 1st World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled: Round 2 & 3
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The 1st World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled: Round 2 & 3

June 25, 2017 Press Release By Thomas Luther Photo Copyright: Dora Leticia Martinez FLORIDA (USA) – Round 3 of the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled took place on June 24th, 2017. It featured a pairing between the two players, Griffin (USA) and Raphael (Germany). After a long fight of four (4) hours...

June 25, 2017June 26, 2017by
Round 1: The World Junior Chess Championship for Disabled has begun
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Round 1: The World Junior Chess Championship for Disabled has begun

June 24, 2017 Press Release By Thomas Luther;  Photos Copyright: Dora Martinez FLORIDA (USA) – Round 1 of the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled occurred on June 23rd, 2017 at the Park Inn by Radisson in Kissimmee, Florida. The opening ceremony began with an introduction of all the players representing seven countries....

June 24, 2017June 25, 2017by
Humanitarian Efforts: Using Chess as a Tool for Social Development
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Humanitarian Efforts: Using Chess as a Tool for Social Development

Transforming Lives:  Uganda Gloria and Phiona are role models in Uganda, an inspiration to many young players, especially the young chessplayers back in Gulu who speak of them fondly and aspire to be like them. Phiona is the “Queen of Katwe” in the upcoming Disney movie, which was inspired by her life. Gloria will be...

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