By Milan Dinic (FIDE Press Officer) and Marjan Kovacevic (DIS reporter) Photo: Mark Livshitz The Polish team won all six matches in Belgrade and took their first Olympic gold in chess since 1930. IPCA got the silver and the Philippines won the bronze Like many times during the 20th century, the Serbian capital Belgrade was […]
By Milan Dinic (FIDE Press Officer) and Marjan Kovacevic (DIS Reporter) Photo: Mark Livshitz Poland have defeated their direct competitor for first place, India, and are one round away from clinching gold at the first Chess Olympiad for people with disabilities As the event in Belgrade nears its end, key games on top boards are […]
It’s not just about people with disabilities being accepted by others. WE – people with disabilities – need to notice and accept other marginal categories in our society By Marjan Kovacevic (DIS reporter) Photo: Mark Livshitz Already having separate international organisations and separate chess competitions for different categories of disabilities, do we need a joint […]
By Milan Dinic (FIDE Press Officer) and Marjan Kovacevic (DIS Reporter) It’s not every day that a world-famous footballer comes to follow a chess event, but that’s just what happened in Belgrade on the fourth round of the first Olympiad for people with disabilities The first move ceremony in chess is a peculiar affair. A […]
By Milan Dinic A hundred years since the birth of one of the greatest names in the history of chess, friends, players, officials and lovers of the game gathered in the Serbian capital to remember Svetozar Gligoric Grandmaster Svetozar Gligoric, who died in 2012, would have turned 100 today. Gligoric was born on 2nd February […]
India, the Philippines and Poland are in the lead at the first FIDE Chess Olympiad for people with disabilities.
By Milan Dinic (FIDE Press Officer) and Marjan Kovacevic (DIS reporter) Following two days of competition, there are now six teams with a perfect score. However, for many, the socialising aspect and the atmosphere seem to be the most significant factor The second day of the Olympiad started with the first move ceremony which […]
DIS reporter Marjan Kovacevic on Round 1 of the Olympiad.
The chess part of the journey of the first FIDE Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities started with the first round kicking off in Belgrade, Serbia A milestone moment in chess history occurred on January 30, 2023, shortly after 3 p.m. CET, when the opening move of the first Olympiad for players with disabilities was […]
By Milan Dinic The first-ever Chess Olympiad for people with disabilities represents a historic event for FIDE and the chess world. Over 100 players from 33 countries will gather in Belgrade, Serbia, making a landmark moment for the chess world as the Chess Olympiad for people with disabilities becomes a part of the Chess Olympiad […]