Emirates News Agency – Exciting competitions in the virtual Asia Chess Championship for the elderly


Abu Dhabi, July 17 / WAM / Under the patronage of Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan, President of the Asian Chess Federation, the Asian Individual Championship for Old Men and Women over 50 and 65 years will continue with the participation of 176 players from 25 Asian countries and the competition will continue until one day 21 of this month.

International expert international referee Mahdi Abdel Rahim, Chairman of the Law Commission of the International Chess Federation, Chairman of the Referees Committee of the Asian Confederation of the Game and Chairman of the Referees, confirms that the tournament is held remotely through video communication, through the “Chess.com” website, and that the participating players are monitored by obligating them By activating the “Zoom” application that activates the computer camera or smartphone to show live video broadcasts to the players during the competitions to ensure the achievement of integrity, and avoid any cases of fraud that might lead to the player being excluded from the tournament, with penalties imposed against him by the AFC for the game.

He said: “Introductory competitions are held at the level of each of the seven regions that make up the AFC through 7 rounds, each day with a competition for one region, then the first three of each of the seven competitions will qualify to the final stage of 9 rounds, according to the Swiss daily system. 20 and 21 of this July.

Each player gets a 10-minute thinking time with adding 2 seconds per move from the start of the game according to the fast chess system. The tournament is technically supervised by international referee Casto Abondo, the Asian Confederation’s CEO, and international referee Mehrdad Pahlawanzadeh, the technical official with the “Chase Dot” website. Com. ”

On the other hand, with regard to the first Asian region championship, which includes 12 Arab countries besides Iran, the competitions witnessed a remarkable Arab brilliance, as the Syrian, Izzat al-Baba qualified for the final competition, after his deserved victory in a championship over 65 years with a score of 5 points.

In a tournament over 50 years, Jordanian Marwan Aboudi qualified 6 points, and Iraqi Muhammad Ali Al-Kinani 5 points after finishing second and third in the championship.

In the third Asian Region Championship, which includes 17 countries in the eastern yellow continent, the Philippines ranked first three thanks to the brilliance of the trio Ricardo Guzman, Rudi Ibanez and Rogelio Antonio with 6 points each to qualify the three to the final of the tournament.

WAM / Amin Al-Dobly / Islama Al-Hussein


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