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Chess tournament moved from Saudi after Israelis barred
Jerusalem, Dec 4, 2018 (AFP) - A World Chess Federation tournament has been moved from Saudi Arabia to Russia after concerns over Israeli players being barred, the federation announced Tuesday.
Israeli players backed by a New York-based NGO, The Lawfare Project, were threatening legal action over not being allowed to play in Saudi Arabia, which has no diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.
The federation, known as FIDE, said it decide ...

 

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