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Chess

Each match is given a 2-hour duration limit or 40 moves. Whoever had collected more of their opponent’s pieces was then declared the winner.

Only two adaptations are necessary for visually impaired chess players to enjoy the game. Instead of using color to distinguish between the blocks, it helps to have one color either slightly raised or textured. Likewise, since both players have identical-feeling pieces, it is imperative that the tops of one set are either flat or pointed.

A good example of adapting a chess set might be the process of inserting small nails into the tops of the white pieces. In most instances, higher-quality chess sets will not require any adaptations for their boards, because half of the squares are already slightly raised.

Since the visually impaired chess-playing population is wide spread, enthusiasts often play via correspondence. They can be recorded onto a cassette and then replayed each time a move is being considered. How the cassette is transfered can be determined by the opposing players.

 

 

 


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