Chess championship for the visually challenged opens

The International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) Asian Chess Championship for the visually challenged 2017 was formally inaugurated at the Dr TMA Pai Hall, KMC Manipal on Wednesday.
The first round games will begin on Thursday as teams from Yemen and Philippines are expected to arrive later today. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have arrived. The Championship hosted by Manipal University is being organized by the All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) under the aegis of IBCA and All India Chess Federation.

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