Men wear protective face masks and gloves, amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), play chess o
Israelis and Syrians go head to head in chess during COVID-19 lockdown

Since the beginning of the outbreak, chess websites worldwide report a 50% increase in activity and the amount of games being played online.

The late Ziv Hagbi
Chess contest to be held in memory of man killed in terrorist attack

Ziv believed in chess as an educational tool and led his son in his first steps in the field before he was killed at the age of 35.

Iranian chess master: Hijab 'limits' women instead of 'protecting' them

Hejazipour added that the hijab serves as lucid representation of a set of beliefs that designate women as "the second sex."

Israelis wait for their turn to play against former Indian chess world champion Viswanathan Anand an
Israeli kids under the age of six compete in national chess tournament

This year 64 competitors took part in the U-6 tournament.

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Chess player 'won't play for Iran' due to ban on Israeli players

Iran’s top rated chess champion would be the country's second sports figure in recent months to renounce his citizenship over pressures on Iranian athletes to forego matches with Israeli competitors.

16 chess grandmasters arrive in Jerusalem for historic competition

For the first time, Israel is hosting the International Chess Federation [FIDE] championship.

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Checkmate in Jerusalem

Growing up with a chess-playing dad

Israelis wait for their turn to play against former Indian chess world champion Viswanathan Anand an
Chess grandmasters headed to Jerusalem

The event will be held in the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, with the tournament employing a knock-out format starting with 16 players.

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Two Iranian teen players refuse to face Israelis at World Chess Championships

Tehran consistently pressures its representatives in all international competitions to avoid facing Israeli opponents.

To find success, play chess

David Berman believes that learning the ancient board game at an early age can be life-changing.

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