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Ghaem-Maghami refuses to play vs. Israeli chess player

TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) – Iran’s chess grandmaster refused to play against the Zionist player in the fifth round of international chess tournaments in Switzerland.

Once again, an Iranian athlete rejected the existence of the Zionist state to announce to the world the voice of justice and support for the oppressed people of Palestine.

The Iranian grandmaster, Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami withdrew from competing against the Israeli chess player at 2016 Basel Schachfestival chess tournament.

Basel Schachfestival 2016 kicked off on January 1 in the city of Basel in Switzerland and will wrap up today January 5.

The Iranian chess players present at the event include Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami, Dorsa Derakhshani and Borna Derakhshani.


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