National chess championship for the blind in Mumbai

The championship will be organised by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) from February 3 to 11 at Andheri sports complex in Mumbai

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The 13th edition of India’s highest national chess championship for the blind ‘AICFB National A Chess Championship for the visually challenged’ will be organised by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) from February 3 to 11 at Andheri sports complex in Mumbai.

There will be a selection of Indian team for the forthcoming ‘World Team Chess Championship’ in July, 2018. Total 14 players have been selected to take part in this prestigious tournament on the basis of their performance at National ‘B’ Chess tournament.

National ‘A’ chess championship is considered to be the strongest chess tournament in India. In this tournament, 9 International players who have represented India in the past world championships including medal winners in Olympiad will be present, an official statement said here.

The winner of this championship will be crowned as India’s ‘National Blind Chess Champion’ for the year 2018. These top players will form Indian teams for the forthcoming ‘World Team Championship’ and ‘World Junior’ for the blind to be held in Bulgaria in July 2018 and Poland in August 2018 respectively.

India has an opportunity to participate in the ‘World Team Chess Championship for the Blind 2018’ on the virtue of finishing the 7th in the world in last ‘Chess Olympiad for the Blind’ held in Macedonia in June 2017.

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