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

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 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