Chess games are not played at the Paralympic Games but the sport is still being held internationally under the International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA). The sport is also contested at the ASEAN Games.
Chess is a game that uses intelligence and brain intelligence played by two players on a chessboard. Each player has 16 chess pieces that are white and black color. Players with white chess pieces will start the game then followed by players who have black chess and then until the game ends. The purpose of the game is to block the opponent's king, where the king is being attacked or the term is "checked" and there is no way for the king to escape or avoid the following steps.
The competition event held in the sport is standard events, rapid and blindfold. The difference between rapid and standard events is the timing difference. The time allocation for the standard event is one hour / one and a half while the event is rapid, the time allocated is 30/45 minutes. For the blindfold event every player needs to play with his eyes closed. Chess set for physical players is standard like normal player while the set of players for invisible individuals will use a set of braille chess.
Chess is a strategy game, tactics, intelligence and game skills that differ from one player to another. Almost every movement of chess pieces depends on the move and the strategy of the opponent. Chess sport is a competitive event that can be accompanied by disabled people of various categories of disabilities such as visual impairment, physical disability and hearing impairment. It also serves as a social integration event between people with disabilities and the general public.