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14-year old Mauritanian chess player pulls out of match against Israeli

Teenage chess star, ranked 47th in the world, withdraws from tournament, quoted making disparaging remarks about Israel.

14-year old Mauritanian chess player refuses to play Israeli

Watch: London hosts world's largest outdoor chess fair

Around 750 people took part in the event with COVID-19 guidelines enforced and plenty of entertainment to go around.

Watch: London hosts world's largest outdoor chess fair player

International online chess event hosts participants from Israel and Arab countries

The event was held in the presence of about 100 participants from Israel and various Arab countries.

Online chess event commemorates the Holocaust

A young person's guide to the American elections

The 2020 US elections, which seem like a spy or science fiction novel, really are a chess game of the US vs.anti-democratic players. Op-ed.

A young person's guide to the American elections

Iranian asylum seeker reveals Jewish ancestry

Iranian chess referee forced to seek asylum after being photographed wearing hijab improperly talks about her Jewish ancestry.

Iranian asylum seeker reveals Jewish ancestry

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.

Iranian chess champion seeks nationality change

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.

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

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.

Khamenei praises chess prodigy who refused to play Israeliplayer

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.

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

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.

Saudi Arabia loses tournament for refusing visas to Israelis

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.

Norwegian chess champion criticizes 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.

World Chess Federation called 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.

Israel urges World Chess Federation to act against Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia bars Israeli chess champions from competition

Saudi Arabia refuses to allow Israeli chess players to compete at the international chess championship.

Saudi Arabia bars Israeli chess champions from competition

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.

Will Israeli chess players make history in Saudi Arabia?

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.

US returns Saddam Hussein’s stolen chess set

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.

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

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.

Chess legend Kasparov back from retirement for US tournament

Iran bans chess player for competing against Israeli

15-year-old Iranian banned from domestic chess tournaments after playing against an Israeli opponent.

Iran bans chess player for competing against Israeli

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.

Saudi grand mufti bans chess, says it's a 'waste of time'

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.

Sudan's Chess Chief Resigns Following Match Against Israeli

Israeli Chess Team Forced to Compete Anonymously

Under-18 Israeli chess team, competing in World Championship in Abu Dhabi, forced to play under anonymity.

Israeli Chess Team Forced to Compete Under Anonymous Title

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.

Netanayhu to Gelfand: We Are Going to Support Chessplayer

Chess: Israel's Gelfand Comes in Second

Boris Gelfand loses to Viswanathan Anand of India in tiebreaker round of World Chess Championship.

Chess: Israel's Gelfand Comes in Second

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.

Chess Enthusiast, Netanyahu Closely Following Championshipplayer

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.

Iranian Chessmaster Expelled, Refused to Play Israeli

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.

Qaddafi Enjoys Chess with Champion as World Backs Rebelsplayer

Did Iran 'Checkmate' Israel?

Iranian chess player claims he has defeated a world record set by Israel for simultaneous chess games.

Did Iran 'Checkmate' Israel?

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.

We Did It: Israel Beat Guiness Record and Iran... in Chessplayer

Israel to Try to Checkmate Iran

It's all a game as Israel attempts to break Iranian world record for simultaneous chess games.

Israel to Try to Checkmate Iran

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.

Israeli Wins 2009 Chess World Cup

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.

Sharansky Knocks out Boxing Champ Salita – on the Chessboard