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GM Marcin Tazbir (Poland) Wins World Chess Championship for Disabled!
Photo: Karsten Wieland

GM Marcin Tazbir (Poland) Wins World Chess Championship for Disabled!

Nov 17, 2017, 4:24 PM 0

I am happy to announce that the winner of the World Chess Championship for Disabled 2017 is GM Marcin Tazbir from Poland, also Poland won the 1st place in team ranking. The tournament took place in October 2017 in Dresden. There were overall 71 players and 15 teams competing for the World Champion title.

The Polish winning team: IM Piotr Dukaczewski, GM Marcin Tazbir, FM Jacek Stachańczyk and Marek Maćkowiak. Photo: Karsten Wieland

Let me shortly introduce the winner. Marcin Tazbir (born 22 August 1988) got his GM title in 2013. He is a three-time Polish Junior Chess Championship winner: 1998 (U10), 2004 (U16), 2006 (U18). He won Miguel Najdorf memorial in Grodzisk Mazowiecki in 2006. In 2008 and 2010 he won international chess tournament in Karviná. His current FIDE rating is 2518 (std), 2552 (rapid), 2544 (blitz).

Jamie Kenmure making the first move for Marcin in the game against Viktor Varezhkin.
Photo: Karsten Wieland

Here's the game between Marcin Tazbir and Viktor Varezhkin (Round 4 of the tournament):

I picked some nice tactics from the tournament to share with you. The first is from the game between L. Kireeva and V. Varezhkin (Round 1 of the tournament). This one is quite easy. Black to move:

One more position from a very unusual game that took 91 moves! It's the game from Round 6 between T. Miozga and D. Scerbin. The position presented below is right after 91.Nd2 - a decisive move, but I have to add that at this point the players must have been blitzing since Miozga had only 13 seconds on the clock. Anyway, here's your life chance to play move 91... Black to move:

More information and all the games are on the tournament site here: http://www.worldchess-disabled.com/en/

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to Karsten Wieland for permission to publish the photos.

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