‘Politics Invades Chess World’ {LINK}

“The first world chess tournament to be hosted by Saudi Arabia has been mired in controversy after Israeli competitors were barred, and Qatari players withdrew after being told not to show their country’s flag.

“The ‘King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships’, which runs until Saturday, includes around 240 players — both men and women — from 70 countries…”

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