IPCA, Israeli Chess Federation to hold championship for disabled players

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, players will participate in the competition online, from their comfort of their home computers.

Israelis wait for their turn to play against former Indian chess world champion Viswanathan Anand and former Russian chess world champion Anatoly Karpov (both not pictured) as they play simultaneous matches against tens of Israeli players during an event marking Israel's 70th anniversary at Jerusale (photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
Israelis wait for their turn to play against former Indian chess world champion Viswanathan Anand and former Russian chess world champion Anatoly Karpov (both not pictured) as they play simultaneous matches against tens of Israeli players during an event marking Israel's 70th anniversary at Jerusale
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
The International Physically Disabled Chess Organization (IPCA), will be holding their first annual online world championship tournament on from June 16-17.
The IPCA has invited approximately 150 outstanding disabled chess players from nearly 50 countries to compete in this year's tournament - some even hold the title of chess master and grandmaster.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, players will participate in the competition online, from their comfort of their home computers.
Players include Lucas Novak from Poland, a favorite in this year's tournament as well as Andrei Gorbanov, the Israeli hope to medal in the world competition. Gorbanov himself, is a former world champion.
The event - organized by the Israeli Chess Federation and the World Paralympic Chess Association IPCA - will be broadcast live via Facebook and the video conferencing service Zoom, accompanied by commentary from Israeli experts.


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