Khamenei praises chess prodigy who refused to play Israeli

Khamenei praises chess prodigy who refused to play Israeli

Watch: Iranian TV report shows chess prodigy's meeting with the country’s Supreme Leader after he refused to play Israeli at tournament.Elad Benari, 3/3/2019, 6:43 AM
8-year-old Lebanese chess player: Israel is the enemy

8-year-old Lebanese chess player: Israel is the enemy

Watch: Eight-year-old Lebanese chess prodigy boasts about refusing to compete against an Israeli player during a chess championship.Elad Benari, 1/4/2019, 6:37 AM
Saudi Arabia loses tournament for refusing visas to Israelis

Saudi Arabia loses tournament for refusing visas to Israelis

World Blitz and Rapid Championships relocates to Russia after Saudi Arabia refuses to grant visas to Israeli players.JTA, 12/3/2018, 10:00 PM
Ask Israeli chess champion Liel Levi-tan about Middle East apartheid

Ask Israeli chess champion Liel Levi-tan about Middle East apartheid

A seven year old champion is prevented from attending the chess world championship in Tunisia because she is Israeli, but nothing happens. Only Israel's Nationality Law is panned as apartheid. Giulio Meotti, 7/27/2018, 5:11 PM
Norwegian chess champion criticizes Saudi Arabia

Norwegian chess champion criticizes Saudi Arabia

Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen: Saudi Arabia shouldn't be allowed to host World Championship unless Israelis can attend.Elad Benari, 12/31/2017, 6:29 AM
World Chess Federation called to act against Saudi Arabia

World Chess Federation called to act against Saudi Arabia

English Chess Federation says Saudi Arabia should be stripped of hosting world championship over discrimination against Israelis.Elad Benari, 12/27/2017, 6:37 AM
Israel urges World Chess Federation to act against Saudi Arabia

Israel urges World Chess Federation to act against Saudi Arabia

Report: Israel Chess Federation asks that Saudi Arabia be denied the right to host world championship after denying Israelis entry.Elad Benari, 12/26/2017, 3:44 AM
Saudi Arabia bars Israeli chess champions from competition

Saudi Arabia bars Israeli chess champions from competition

Saudi Arabia refuses to allow Israeli chess players to compete at the international chess championship.Tzvi Lev, 12/24/2017, 4:50 PM
Will Israeli chess players make history in Saudi Arabia?

Will Israeli chess players make history in Saudi Arabia?

World Chess Federation pushing for Saudi Arabia to permit Israelis to participate in upcoming chess tournament in Riyadh.Elad Benari, 11/29/2017, 6:34 AM
US returns Saddam Hussein’s stolen chess set

US returns Saddam Hussein’s stolen chess set

Precious antique chess set once owned by Saddam Hussein and stolen in 2003 is recovered by FBI.Mordechai Sones, 9/3/2017, 11:49 AM
Kasparov, the retired champ who can't give up chess

Kasparov, the retired champ who can't give up chess

54-year-old former world champion comes out of retirement to play in official tournament in St. Louis against nine top-notch players.AFP, 8/13/2017, 10:44 AM
Chess legend Kasparov back from retirement for US tournament

Chess legend Kasparov back from retirement for US tournament

Former chess champion and political opponent of Russia's Putin to reemerge from retirement to compete against top players in August.AFP, 7/6/2017, 1:43 PM
Iran bans chess player for competing against Israeli

Iran bans chess player for competing against Israeli

15-year-old Iranian banned from domestic chess tournaments after playing against an Israeli opponent.Elad Benari, 2/21/2017, 4:42 AM
Saudi grand mufti says chess is a 'waste of time'

Saudi grand mufti says chess is a 'waste of time'

Saudi Arabia's grand mufti issues a fatwa forbidding chess, claims the game encourages gambling.Ben Ariel, 1/24/2016, 5:47 AM
Sudan's Chess Chief Resigns Over Match with Israel

Sudan's Chess Chief Resigns Over Match with Israel

President of the Sudanese Chess Association resigns following a game that took place against an Israeli player.Ben Ariel, 10/6/2014, 6:15 AM
Israeli Chess Team Forced to Compete Anonymously

Israeli Chess Team Forced to Compete Anonymously

Under-18 Israeli chess team, competing in World Championship in Abu Dhabi, forced to play under anonymity.Tova Dvorin, 12/27/2013, 10:29 AM
Netanayhu to Gelfand: We're Going to Support Chess

Netanayhu to Gelfand: We're Going to Support Chess

Boris Gelfand, who finished in second place in the World Chess Championship, returned to Israel and met Netanyahu and Livnat.Elad Benari, 6/6/2012, 1:18 PM
Chess: Israel's Gelfand Comes in Second

Chess: Israel's Gelfand Comes in Second

Boris Gelfand loses to Viswanathan Anand of India in tiebreaker round of World Chess Championship.Gil Ronen, 5/30/2012, 6:38 PM
Chess Enthusiast, Netanyahu Following Championship

Chess Enthusiast, Netanyahu Following Championship

PM is among those following the 12th game of the Chess World Championships between Boris Gelfand and India`s Anand.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/29/2012, 2:06 PM
Iranian Chessmaster Refused to Play Israeli

Iranian Chessmaster Refused to Play Israeli

A top Iranian chess grandmaster was expelled at the Corsica Masters championship after refusing to play his Israeli opponent this week.Chana Ya'ar, 10/27/2011, 2:56 PM
Qaddafi Loses His Pawns

Qaddafi Loses His Pawns

Germany and the UAE recognize Libyan rebels, but Qaddafi seemed unworried – he played chess with a world champion and settled for a stalemate.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/14/2011, 10:32 PM
Did Iran 'Checkmate' Israel?

Did Iran 'Checkmate' Israel?

Iranian chess player claims he has defeated a world record set by Israel for simultaneous chess games.Elad Benari, 2/11/2011, 8:45 AM
Israel Defeats Iran- in Chess

Israel Defeats Iran- in Chess

At 6 a.m. it was over. Israeli chess champ played simultaneously against 525 players and won 86% to break world record held by an Iranian player.Yoni Kempinski, 10/21/2010, 11:38 PM
Israel to Try to Checkmate Iran

Israel to Try to Checkmate Iran

It's all a game as Israel attempts to break Iranian world record for simultaneous chess games.Elad Benari, 10/20/2010, 1:14 AM
Israeli Wins Chess World Cup

Israeli Wins Chess World Cup

Israel's top chess player has bested the world's foremost chess experts to win the 2009 Chess World Cup. Malkah Fleisher, 12/24/2009, 7:26 AM
Sharansky Checkmates Salita

Sharansky Checkmates Salita

Sharansky knocked out boxing champ Salita on the chessboard in 20 moves. “I wouldn’t last 20 seconds in the ring with him,” the winner said.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/15/2009, 12:58 PM