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Iranian chess champion seeks nationality change

Iranian chess champion seeks nationality change

Iran’s top rated chess champion decides not to play for his country, in apparent reaction to its informal ban on competing against Israelis.Elad Benari, 25/12/2019 06:05
Israeli chess prodigy won't compete on Yom Kippur, Tisha b’Av

Israeli chess prodigy won't compete on Yom Kippur, Tisha b’Av

Israeli teen chess prodigy forfeits opportunity to travel for free, compete in championships set on Yom Kippur, Tisha b’Av.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/08/2019 22:15
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, 03/03/2019 06:43
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, 04/01/2019 06:37
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, 03/12/2018 22:00
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, 27/07/2018 17:11
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, 31/12/2017 06:29
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, 27/12/2017 06:37
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, 26/12/2017 03:44
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, 24/12/2017 16:50
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, 29/11/2017 06:34
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, 03/09/2017 11:49
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, 13/08/2017 10:44
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, 06/07/2017 13:43
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, 21/02/2017 04:42
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, 24/01/2016 05:47
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, 06/10/2014 06:15
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, 27/12/2013 10:29
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, 06/06/2012 13:18
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, 30/05/2012 18:38
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, 29/05/2012 14:06
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, 27/10/2011 14:56
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, 14/06/2011 22:32
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, 11/02/2011 08:45
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, 21/10/2010 23:38
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, 20/10/2010 01:14
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, 24/12/2009 07:26
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, 15/12/2009 12:58