Chess grandmasters take part in Knesset event

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November 14, 2016 20:24

 
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MK Oren Hazan (Likud) pondered a chess board Monday as he took part in an event in the Knesset in which two chess grandmasters played against 23 opponents - 20 of whom are children - simultaneously.

Hazan, who used to work in a casino in Borgas, Bulgaria, joked "but where are the dice?" before the match began. The grandmasters, former European youth chess champion and Israel's youngest grandmaster Avital Borochovsky, 19, and Sophie Folgar-Kosiashili, who used to be ranked sixth in the world, won all of the games.

The event was initiated by Environmental Protection Minister Ze'ev Elkin, who was a chess prodigy as a child in the Soviet Union and lasted longer than anyone else against the professionals.

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