Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Deaf Israel Chess Match of the Century

Subject: March 13 chess event in Israel - Final Results

The Deaf Israel Chess Match of the Century

Yehuda Gruenfeld vs. Deaf Team of Israel

Date: March 13, 2010
Location: The Deaf Club "OASIS" in the city of Bat Yam
Match Start Time: 15.12
Match End Time: 17:25

Please see 104 photos of the event

http://public.fotki.com/SZ-PhotoStyle/2010/the-deaf-israel/

Final Results

Gruenfeld vs. Team Israel Men 8 1/2 - 1 1/2

1. Yevgeniy Shevchuk - Haifa, lost 0-1
2. Aleksandr Margulis - Beer Sheva, won 1-0
3. Grigoriy Malyi - Bat Yam, lost 0-1
4. Ilya Israilov - Haifa, tied 1/2 - 1/2
5. Andrei Ivakin - Kiriat Haim, lost 0-1
6. Gennadiy Krivulin - Rishon le Zion, lost 0-1
7. Nikolai Dolgin - Haifa, lost 0-1
8. Rudolf Kuper - Ashdod, lost 0-1
9. Vladimir Batshev - Bat Yam, lost 0-1
10. Bakhor Yakutilov - Ramle, lost 0-1

Gruenfeld vs. Team Israel Women 5-0

1. Sholpan Shevchuk - Haifa, lost 0-1
2. Natalia Monastyrskaya - Nazereth-Ilit, lost 0-1
3.Tamara Shebynyaeva - Rishon le Zion, lost 0-1
4. Valentina Shteinberg - Tel Aviv, lost 0-1
5. Ludmila Batshev - Bat Yam, lost 0-1

Total Score of the Match: Gruenfeld 13 1/2 - Team Israel 1 1/2

Notes: the whole match lasted 2 hours 13 minutes...Yehuda Gruenfeld, a pupil of the famed Deaf School "Niv" in Tel Aviv, was the two-time National Champion of Israel among hearing in 1978 and 1990... he as a member of the Israeli Team also competed six times at the FIDE Chess Olympiad before..he has the FIDE ELO rating of 2469, which is the highest one among any deaf chess players in the world...a high-ranking representative of the Israel Chess Federation Mr. Igal Lotan attended the March 13th event...a 10-member Team Israel was selected, which will hopefully ( by obtainng the necessary funding ) participate at the coming 16th I.C.S.C. Deaf Chess Olympiad in Estoril, Portugal, June 3-13...Yehuda Gruenfeld has expressed his willigness to participate at this Deaf Chess Olympiad and 1st Deaf World Chess Blitz Championship which will take place on June 10, 2010, in Estoril.