For the first time, Iranian chess players joined over 400 others from over 40 countries on Monday in an Israeli initiative.
Chess players from around the world, including Indonesia, Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan and Yemen took part in the Chess4Solidarity competition hosted by the Abu Gosh council, the Chess4All organization, the French city of Sarcelles and the Beit Esther association.
The solidarity event was part of the sister cities agreement between Abu Gosh and Sarcelles, both of which place great importance on fostering coexistence, tolerance and solidarity, according to a press release.
Speaking at the event were Culture and Sports Minister Chili Tropper, head of the Foreign Ministry's Morocco and Maghreb Department Lior Ben Dor, Abu Gosh Mayor Salim Jaber, Sarcelles Mayor Patrick Hadad, French Ambassador to Israel Arik Danon, senior members of the Jewish Students' Organization in France, the Beit Esther association and senior members of the Israeli and French chess communities.
The total amount of prizes awarded in the tournament was 1,000 euros.
Azerbaijani chess Grandmaster Vugar Rasulov won first place in the tournament, followed by international Grandmaster David Gorodetsky in second place and Aristabek Orzeev from Kazakhstan in third place.
On February 28, a large international meeting between Israel and the US will take place with the cooperation of the Israeli consulate in New York and the Elitzur Center, which is supporting the event. It will be livestreamed by the Ayelet Association, as well as on other Facebook pages.here.For more information, click