Participating nations included Sudan, Morocco, Indonesia, Abu Dhabi and others who do not have diplomatic ties with Israel.
The tournament itself had over 200 players, including the best chess players from both countries, and was broadcast on multiple Facebook pages, which received thousands of views.
"I have friends from non-Arab nations with whom I am sharing in humanity," Iraqi chess arbiter Hussein Salma Saliah said.
"We consider chess a challenging, sharp and competitive sport, which is known for its development of thought, creativity and cognitive abilities."
The two-hour event was aired live on various Facebook pages, with the $2,000 prize divided among outstanding participants.
Goranov apologized on air Wednesday.
The total amount of prizes awarded in the tournament was 1,000 euros.
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