Penza chess player Andrei Tersintsev takes part in World Championship
Penza, 13 October 2017. PenzaNews. Andrei Tersintsev from the Penza region takes part in the 3rd World Chess Championship for Disabled in Dresden.
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The tournament started a week ago on October 6. It is conducted in a circular system of seven rounds.
In the first round, Andrei Tersintsev achieved a victory over an athlete from Germany, 1:0. The second and third rounds with representatives of Poland and Russia ended in a draw. In the fourth round the Penza athlete competed against a chess player from Germany, the meeting ended with the result 1:0.
Andrei Tersintsev's only defeat was in a competition with the Russian citizen, Evgeny Suslov, 0:1. In the sixth round, he gained a victory over a competitor again beating a member of the Hungarian team – 1:0.
At the moment, the chess player from the Penza region is competing with an athlete from Germany, who occupies the 19th position in the championship table. Andrei Tersintsev occupies the 14th position.
It is planned that as a result of the competitions, the world chess champion among the disabled in 2017 will be determined. In addition, winners in separate categories will be announced. Thus, the best athletes will be determined among those with hearing and eyesight impairments as well as with spinal cord injuries. It is also planned to select the best team.
As it was reported by the press service of the Paralympic Committee of Russia, the Russian national team of athletes with spinal cord injuries also included Andrei Obodchuk representing Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Dmitry Shcherbin from the Sverdlovsk region and Denis Palin – from the Saratov region.
The national team of athletes with eyesight impairments consists of Yuri Meshkov from the Smolensk region, Alexei Tikhonov and Ruslan Droganov from Khakassia, Stanislav Boborykin from the Moscow region and Evgeny Suslov from the Ivanovo region.