Hello, I’m ICCD President Gardner and I am here for the draw of the 1 st ICCD World Individual Li_Chess Championships for Men’s In all, we have 25 players, 1 from each country. The competition will be based on 32 player knockout format. – I would need to place the top 9 rated players into the second round based on their ranking. They are as follows: Croatia, Serbia, Israel, Portugal, Sweden, Uzbekistan, Hungary, Lithuania, England Alas, because of the pandemic, I cannot have someone with me right now so I will have to quickly go through the drawing of lots. The pairings are:
Thailand        versus      Australia
Switzerland  versus       Norway
Ukraine         versus       Chile
Ecuador        versus        Kyrgyzstan
Poland           versus       India
Iran                versus       Belgium
Bosnia           versus        Saudi Arabia
Brazil             versus        France

The winners would go into the competition proper whilst the losers together with the first round losers would go into the ‘B’ group competition. Note – the Brazil v France match would be a qualifier match and the winner would play the 9th seeded player in the first round.

ICCD informs there is a slight adjustment to the ICCD Men’s pairings – because both Brazil 🇧🇷 and France 🇫🇷 were last out of the draw , Brazil 🇧🇷 will instead be paired against Israel 🇮🇱 and France 🇫🇷 will now play Portugal 🇵🇹.


More information of the pairings will be on the ICCD website and Facebook.
Thank you! Goodbye!