Slated for Saudi Arabia, Big Chess Tournament to Lock Out Israeli Stars

Israelis are generally barred from Saudi Arabia, while 150 other players are expected to boycott the speed-chess championship in Riyadh to protest the country's social mores and rights record

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Top Israeli chess players wont be able to compete in a major tournament for three years after the World Chess Federation agreed to host the event in Saudi Arabia in return for a $1.5 million fee.