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In their letter, the Israelis pointed out that holding a chess tournament in a country that banned players based on their nationality was contrary to FIDE’s policy.
‘We will ensure hospitality to all, without exception’ group claims after World Chess Federation threatens to revoke host rights.
The World Chess Federation said it will forbid the country from hosting the international chess competition if they refuse a visa to Israel’s champion.
Chess legend in TA: "Putin must feel consequences."
By DAVID HOROVITZ
This is not the first time such an incident has occured. In January, another Iranian player Aryan Gholami refused to play Israeli Ariel Erenberg in the Rilton Cup in Sweden.
By ILANIT CHERNICK
Dvorkovich met with President of the Israeli Chess Federation Moshe Slav and Director General of the FIDE Emil Sutovsky, the first Israeli to achieve the title.
By ZACHARY KEYSER
Should their visas be granted, it would mark the first time Saudi Arabia has publicly hosted Israelis.
National chess captain Alon Greenfeld is sadly convinced that Israel's latest successes will never be replicated.
Boris Gelfand, a Rishon Lezion resident, will face off against Russian Alexander Grischuk to advance to finals; Ayalon sends congratulations.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Israel's top-ranking chess player aims to change the way Israelis look at the game.
By ANAV SILVERMAN
The decision to host the World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Saudi Arabia has caused a rift in the Israeli chess world.
By ANTHONY HARWOOD
Iranian grandmaster Ehsan Ghaem Maghami expelled from Corsica Masters for refusing to play Israeli.
Yemeni officials say their government rejects any kind of normal relations with Israel, as a way to show their solidarity with the Palestinians.
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
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