Iran launches bizarre defence of its Israeli sports boycott ahead of key FIDE vote
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Iran launches bizarre defence of its Israeli sports boycott ahead of key FIDE vote

Chess chiefs in Iran have denied all knowledge of the Islamic republic’s boycott of Israel ahead of a key vote that could see its players banned from international competition.

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  • Reports Nov 28, 2020 | 2:08 AM 6

    Skilling Open SF1: Carlsen and So seize the lead

    Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So need only draw on Saturday to reach the final of the Skilling Open after winning the first day of their semi-final matches against Ian Nepomniachtchi and Hikaru Nakamura. Magnus took advantage of Nepo...

  • Reports Nov 27, 2020 | 10:21 AM 2

    Skilling Open QF2: Day of the Comebacks

    It’s Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi and Nakamura vs. So in the Skilling Open semi-finals after a day of incredible comebacks. Only Magnus Carlsen managed to convert his lead from the previous day into victory, holding Anish Giri to f...

  • General Nov 26, 2020 | 3:50 PM 98

    New for Premium-only: YOU can vote players back in!

    Do you have a favourite player you'd love to see compete against the best in the Champions Chess Tour? Or perhaps you want to see someone represent your country? Now the Champions Chess Tour is up and running we are giving chess24 P...

  • Reports Nov 26, 2020 | 2:51 AM 1

    Skilling Open QF1: Naka, Giri, Nepo & So in danger

    Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Ian Nepomniachtchi & Wesley So must all win on Thursday or they’re out of the Skilling Open after they lost on Day 1 of the quarterfinals. Magnus Carlsen described his victory over Giri as a case of “...

  • Reports Nov 24, 2020 | 11:58 PM 42

    Skilling Open 3: Firouzja heartbreak as Carlsen wins prelims

    Magnus Carlsen survived a blunder against Hikaru Nakamura in the first round of the day to win the Skilling Open prelims, but the main drama was elsewhere. 17-year-old Alireza Firouzja seemed to have wrapped up a quarterfinal spot...

  • Reports Nov 23, 2020 | 11:43 PM 14

    Skilling Open 2: Giri still leads after Karjakin beats Carlsen

    Anish Giri drew all five games on Day 2 of the Skilling Open, but that was enough to retain the sole lead after Sergey Karjakin took down Magnus Carlsen in the final round of the day. Of the eight highest classically rated player...

  • General Nov 22, 2020 | 11:43 PM 15

    Skilling Open 1: Giri leads mouse-slipping Carlsen

    Anish Giri is sole leader of the Skilling Open after scoring 4/5 on Day 1, and it could have been more, since he took a draw in a winning position against Hikaru Nakamura. Magnus Carlsen feared “a very, very long day” after blund...

  • General Nov 21, 2020 | 4:55 PM 31

    Introducing the new Skilling Open commentary teams and our slick TV studio

    The $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour kicks off on Sunday with the first event, The Skilling Open, featuring 16 of the world's top chess stars. The event will have commentary in 8 languages, with 4 broadcasts in English. For the fir...

  • General Nov 20, 2020 | 9:00 AM 16

    Nakamura and Firouzja complete Skilling Open line-up

    Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour runner-up Hikaru Nakamura and the world’s most exciting junior Alireza Firouzja are the final players to be confirmed for the Skilling Open, the first event on the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour. The ...

  • General Nov 19, 2020 | 12:37 PM 0

    Carlsen, Giri, Aronian, Svidler & more stars in action

    World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will play Banter Blitz at 16:00 on Friday, but that’s just one of a host of events taking place around the Skilling Open, the first event on the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour. The tournamen...


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