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Dystro Chess Cup Slovakia 2011

Ondrej Bašták Ďurán | May 19, 2011 – 12:53One Comment | 1,129 views
Dystro Chess Cup Slovakia 2011

Civil Association Organization of Muscular Dystrophy in the Slovak Republic organized from 4 to 8 May 2011 the first International Chess Tournament for people with muscular dystrophy under the name Dystro Chess cup Slovakia 2011.

16 players participated on this event originating from six countries: Hungary (4), Poland (2), Czech Republic (2), Slovenia (3), Serbia (3) and Slovakia (3). 12 players suffer from muscular dystrophy, 4 others are otherwise physically disabled.

The main favorite of tournament was Hungarian player Géza Rázsits (FIDE: 2049) and two Polish players Tadeusz Relidzynski (ELO: 1940) a Stanislaw Koszela (ELO: 1872).  These three also supported their qualities, whereby they took 1st place (Géza Rázsits), 3rd place Stanislaw Koszela and 4th place (Tadeusz Relidzynski). The surprise of tournament was Serbian player Dragan Miličevič, who took 2nd place and lost only 0.5 points following the first Rázsits.

Slovak players had it hard. The best of them, Marcel Dirnbach (3,5 points, Bhlz 36,5), finished on 12th place, after 13th place Marián Klimčo (3,5 points, Bhlz 35,5) and last but one 15th František Fábry (2 points).

In the category of players suffering from dystrophy (D) the awarded by the valuable prices are:  1st Dragan MIličevič – printer HP + USB 16GB, 2nd Stanislaw Koszela – CD player + USB 8GB and 3rd Tadeusz Relidzynski – wireless mouse + USB 4GB.

Complete results are listed in the summary sheet below the text.

Besides the individuals, the tournament included the category of teams – the team was created by two best players from each country. Hungary won the first place in the category of teams, followed by Serbia and Poland. Slovakia took the last, 6th place.

The tournament was held under the auspices of President of IPCA (International physically disabled Chess Association), Zbigniew Antoni Pilimon who participated on the tournament as an observer.

The tournament consisted of 9 rounds played with Swiss system with the gaming-time 60 minutes.

The final result was decided as follows: number of wins, Buchholz, Sonneborn Berger, TPR and finally by lot.

The tournament took place in barrier-free pension Slniečko located in the recreation area Duchonka near Topoľčany.

For further important information (tournament program, list of registered players, results, pictures, etc.) about the tournament please refer to our chess web site: On this site we will publish the results of individual games of tournament.

Organization of Muscular Dystrophy in the Slovak Republic (OMD in SR) is nationwide civic association whose members are persons with serious health disabilities, especially people affected by muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases.

General tournament partner is International Visegrad fund [Medzinárodný Vyšehrádsky fond].



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