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Tunisian chess federation promises to ‘ensure hospitality’ for Israeli competitors

By ethan / August 2, 2018

The Tunisian chess federation has stated it will “ensure hospitality” to all participants of the 2019 World School Chess Championship which is being in Sousse next year. In a letter to the World Chess Federation (FIDE), Tunisian officials promised to grant entry to all competitors “without exception” meaning that Israeli chess players will be allowed […]

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Israel chess federation demands compensation for Saudi visa ban

By ethan / December 26, 2017

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 17:47 Israel’s chess governing body is seeking compensation from the organizers of an international chess competition in Saudi Arabia after its players were denied visas to participate in the tournament. The King Salman World Chess Championships Blitz & Rapid which runs from December 26 to 30 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, […]

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Chess grandmaster Karjakin & NHL's Malkin join ‘Team Putin’ in show of support for Russian president

By ethan / November 13, 2017

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 13:17 Chess grandmaster Sergey Karjakin and NHL player Evgeny Malkin have announced on their respective social media accounts they will be joining the “Team Putin” movement as an official show of solidarity with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The “Team Putin” initiative was formed by Russian NHL star and Washington Capitals […]

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