The queen takes on the deputy minister

Deputy FM Elkin falls to defeat against 10-year-old European youth chess champ at the Knesset.

October 15, 2013 08:49
MK ZE’EV ELKIN watches as 10-year-old European Youth Chess Champion Anastasia Vuller makes a move

Elkin plays chess with little girl 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)


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European Youth Chess Champion Anastasia Vuller beat Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin at chess in the Knesset Monday evening.

The two faced off at the launch of a new Knesset Caucus to Encourage Chess in Israel, led by MK Isaac Herzog (Labor) with Elkin’s help.

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Vuller and Elkin played for over an hour and the 10-year-old refused to call a tie even though her coach told her to do so.

Elkin wished Vuller luck and thanked her for playing with him.

Vuller, who hails from Gan Yavne, won first place in the under age 10 category at the 23rd European Youth Chess Championship in Montenegro last week.

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