10-year-old Israeli Arab Is a Chess Champion, but No One's Pawn

After being crowned Israeli chess champion for girls her age for the past three years, it's just a matter of time before Huda Qasem is the hot name in women’s chess in the country – maybe the world.

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When Huda Qasem was 7, her father, Haitham, took her to the Israeli chess championships for girls under 8 to see how she would do. It was the first time that Huda, from an obscure chess club in Tira, an Arab...