Ukrainian Individual Deaf Chess Championship 2021, Ternopyl, Ukraine Men 1 place Zabolotnyi Volodymyr 2 place Babyi Petro 3 place Openyshev Oleksandr Woman 1 place Honchar Svitlana 2 place Osypova Alona 3 place Ablohina Inha

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Serbia’s Klasan shows true grit winning the World Men’s title Vladimir Klasan had to portray his fighting qualities in fending off formidable opposition en-route to the Men’s Individual title. He did not have his own way thus showed plenty of character as demonstrated in his games. First to take him on was Bosnia’s Kasumovic who […]

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Chile again create deaf chess history   Patrico Vallejos has become a household name in deaf chess by winning the Men’s  “B” title that contained very strong chess players who were unfortunate in getting exited from the Men’s main competition.  In the final, he took on the vastly experienced Swiss player, Peter Wagner who has […]

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History for Chile – the Junior Girls title goes to South America! History was made when Chile claimed the Junior Girls title, thanks to the exciting player, Valeska Alejandra Rozas Lazcano who edged out India’s Yashaswi Kuduman in an exciting final. This competition had only five girls but from three continents yet the five rounds […]

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Oleksandr Lapin of Ukraine, coached by the legendary Svitlana Gonchar, was certainly too good for the others for he had rubber-stamped his dominance in this incident-filled competition that involved a protest and a few withdrawals. It was bizarre that the Czech junior, Patrik Vindis, had reached the final without playing a game! Again, there was […]

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Poland certainly has a future World champion in Pawel Piekielny who boasts of an impressive ELO rating of 2170.  He justified his top junior ranking by winning this junior competition but he did not have things his own way for found a worthy contender in Pour Jamili of Iran (ELO 1808). This semi-final encounter was […]

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Lithuania capture the Women’s Plate Gold The ever-resilient Elge Marcinkevience played superb chess in overcoming tough opponents in winning the Women’s plate that contained a powerful field. The final lived to its billing for her opponent was the formidable Indian No. 1, Malika Handa.  who was unfortunate to suffer several internet disconnections in both the […]

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Germany win the Women’s Gold Annegret von Erichsen (nee Mucha) confirmed her pre-favourite status by winning the gold medal but she was pushed all the way by Belarus’ Alena Mikhalionak who surprised everyone by comfortably winning all her matches en-route to the final.  The German was pushed to the limit in the semi-final by the […]

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