Hello, this is the ICCD President, Gardner who wants to give a short message on the 1st ICCD World Individual Li-Chess Championships – welcome to all the 66 participants from 32 countries taking part in the four sections, Men’s. Women’s, Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s.   

I officially declare the World Championships open on the 30th April 2021, and wish every participant every success, pure enjoyment in your games as well as making friends. May the competition be a smooth one without problems!   

Cheers in chess

Phillip Gardner, ICCD President