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

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

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 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?

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

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

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

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

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 bans chess, says it's 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 Following Match Against Israeli

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 Under Anonymous Title

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 Are 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

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 Closely 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 Expelled, 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 Enjoys Chess with Champion as World Backs Rebels

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?

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

We Did It: Israel Beat Guiness Record and 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

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 2009 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 Knocks out Boxing Champ Salita – on the Chessboard

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