FIDE secretary Polina Tsedenova said the World Chess Federation will forbid Tunisia from hosting the international chess competition for kids, should they still refuse a visa to the 7 yr-old European School Individual Chess champion, an Israeli.
By ELIANA SCHREIBER
Tunisia, which is currently scheduled to host the 2019 World Schools Chess Championship, could have its hosting privilege revoked if the country refuses to grant a visa to a seven-year-old Israeli girl.
The country, which has no diplomatic ties with Israel, does not permit Israelis to enter its borders, and is refusing to make an exception for Liel Levitan, the European School Individual Chess champion in her age group, for the upcoming World Chess Federation (FIDE) tournament. Continue Reading »
Sudan’s top player & president of the Sudanese Chess Association resigns his position following a match against an Israeli opponent.
By Ben Ariel
The president of the Sudanese Chess Association (SCA) tendered his resignation on Sunday following a game of chess that took place against an Israeli player at the World Youth Chess Championships in South Africa, reports the Sudan Tribune.
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The president, Tariq Zaroog, said that he as an administrator of the top chess body in the country is stepping down and offered his apologies to the Palestinian and Sudanese people, according to the report. Continue Reading »
Boris Gelfand claims he was unaware of ‘extend of interest in the match in Israel;’ hopes coverage will generate momentum for Israeli chess.
MOSCOW – Boris Gelfand said on Thursday that he hadn’t really been aware of the stir he was causing in Israel during the World Chess Championship, but now that he knows, he considers it a “huge thing” – both for him and for chess in this country.
In an interview with Haaretz, Gelfand was asked how he felt suddenly being a household name in Israel. “I wasn’t completely aware of the extent of the interest in the match in Israel,” he said. Continue Reading »
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