The World Chess Championship opened Tuesday in Beersheba.
Israel, ranked fifth in the world, was hosting the 10-day event for the first time.
Sixty players were set to participate in the eight-round competition, being held at Yad Lebanim.
The games were to be broadcast live on the internet at www.wccisrael.com.
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