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 18, 2020 | 3:18 PM 2

    Ivanchuk, Gelfand & co. play today on chess24!

    Vasyl Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Leinier Dominguez, Sam Shankland, Paco Vallejo, Sethuraman, Eduardo Iturrizaga and Alan Pichot make up for the field for the Ayelén Invitational, an 8-player rapid round-robin taking place today w...

  • General Nov 18, 2020 | 1:31 PM 6

    Peter Svidler plays the Skilling Open

    8-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler is the 14th player to be confirmed for the Skilling Open, the 16-player opening event of the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour that starts on November 22nd. Peter won the right to play in the ...

  • General Nov 18, 2020 | 9:40 AM 5

    Netflix series sparks global chess interest

    Netflix hit series The Queen’s Gambit has taken the world by storm and is currently the most watched show globally, topping the lists in at least 50 countries and receiving widespread praise all over the world. Now Beth Harmon seems...

  • General Nov 17, 2020 | 3:06 PM 1

    Ian Nepomniachtchi plays the Skilling Open... and Banter Blitz

    Russian no. 1 Ian Nepomniachtchi is the 13th player to be confirmed for the Skilling Open, the 16-player opening event of the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour that starts on November 22nd. Ian is at a career high world no. 4 and ...

  • General Nov 17, 2020 | 10:54 AM 20

    Carlsen casts doubt on future of classical chess

    In a lengthy interview with Jonathan Tisdall for the Norwegian Chess Federation and published on Chesslife Online, Magnus Carlsen casts doubt on the future of classical chess and suggests more classical Fischer-Random events. The Wo...

  • Reports Nov 17, 2020 | 12:04 AM 12

    Artemiev defeats Giri to set up Carlsen showdown

    When Magnus Carlsen beat Parham Maghsoodloo he responded to the question of who he’d like to meet in the chess.com Speed Chess quarterfinals: “I would rather play Artemiev - I think he’s by far the stronger blitz player of those t...

  • Reports Nov 15, 2020 | 11:32 PM 2

    Duda blows Caruana away in bullet chess

    Jan-Krzysztof Duda will play Wesley So in the quarterfinals of the chess.com Speed Chess Championship after beating Fabiano Caruana 17:9. “I had a feeling that the bullet would be really tough for me,” said the world no. 2, who s...

  • General Nov 15, 2020 | 1:47 PM 0

    MVL plays the Skilling Open

    30-year-old French no. 1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the 11th player to be confirmed for the Skilling Open, the 16-player opening event of the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour that starts November 22nd. Maxime was a surprise la...

  • General Nov 14, 2020 | 3:00 PM 9

    Vidit plays the Skilling Open... and Banter Blitz

    26-year-old Indian no. 3 Vidit Gujrathi is the 10th player to be confirmed for the Skilling Open, the 16-player opening event of the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour that starts on November 22nd. Vidit won the Under 14 World Cham...

  • General Nov 13, 2020 | 4:23 PM 5

    Jan-Krzysztof Duda plays the Skilling Open... and Banter Blitz

    Polish no. 1 Jan-Krzysztof Duda is one of 16 chess stars to play the Skilling Open, the opening event of the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour that starts on November 22nd. Duda began to play aged 5 and went on to win the 2008 Wor...

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