FIDE Online Competitions for People with Disabilities

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  • FIDE Online Competitions for People with Disabilities

    New initiatives of the FIDE Commission for the Disabled.


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    I don't understand the segregation of disabled from able-bodied players for online chess. I could be playing a game online, and my opponent could be an amputee, deaf, or even blind, and I wouldn't know. And with so many anonymous names used on chess servers - you could be playing one - or someone of the opposite gender - without ever knowing.

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      Originally posted by Hugh Brodie View Post
      I don't understand the segregation of disabled from able-bodied players for online chess. I could be playing a game online, and my opponent could be an amputee, deaf, or even blind, and I wouldn't know. And with so many anonymous names used on chess servers - you could be playing one - or someone of the opposite gender - without ever knowing.
      Yeah, I had a similar initial reaction. Maybe the feeling is to simply replicate the OTB segregation during this temporary period?

      But then again, I don't like almost any segregation in OTB chess. My one big exception is level of ability, I support rating classes.

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