Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: UC holds first inter-university online chess tournament

Encouraging encounters, recreation and exercising the mind are some of the objectives of the First Luis Dissett Inter-University Chess Tournament, which will be held online. It is an initiative promoted by the Catholic University through the People’s Directorate and the Sports Directorate and which is open to all working people and also to their direct relatives from the universities of the Council of Rectors (CRUCH) .

The competition will take place on Sunday, October 24 at 10:00 AM and those who participate must do so through the free online platform Lichess.org , and through the registration form below . There will be no age restrictions, as there are categories for all competitors, Sub 16 and Sub 12. Likewise, the tournament can be followed live through the official UC channel on YouTube .

The director of UC People , Fernanda Vicuña, says that the initiative arose after the excellent reception that the two online chess tournaments organized for the UC community had during the pandemic. The objective was to contribute to well-being and entertainment in the context of the physical distancing that the confinement implied. “We thought it would be one more activity, but the assessment was so positive that we decided to keep it over time and this time we encouraged ourselves to invite other universities to participate,” says Fernanda Vicuña.

“We thought it would be one more activity, but the assessment was so positive that we decided to keep it over time and this time we encouraged ourselves to invite other universities to participate” – Fernanda Vicuña, director of the UC People Directorate

The name of the tournament honors the memory of Professor Luis Disset , who was a prominent professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and an active chess fan. It is a sport that is characterized by providing a series of benefits, such as strengthening memory, the ability to solve problems and find solutions and also learning to plan, as well as entertaining those who practice it.

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