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Saudi attack on Qatar at chess tournament sparks fury


Fury erupted yesterday over an outspoken attack by Saudi Arabia on Qatar at the opening ceremony of an international chess tournament.
Viewers took to Twitter to attack Saudi General Sport Authority chairman Turki bin Abdul Mohsen al-Sheikh over remarks he made at the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships being held in Riyadh.
It happened after the event descended into acrimony when the Saudi authorities, left it to the last minute to grant the Qatari team visas, meaning they arrived too late to take part.
The players, who included grand master Mohamed al-Medaihki and his wife, the former world champion, Zhu Chen, were …read more

Source: Gulf times

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