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  • UN Watch to bestow Kasparov with human rights accolade

    April 8, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Garry Kasparov,  a former Russian chess grandmaster who became a political activist, will receive a human rights award from UN Watch.

    The group, which monitors the United Nations, named Kasparov the recipient of its Morris B. Abram Human Rights Award on Monday for his “long and...

  • Gelfand meets Netanyahu, calls for support for chess

    June 4, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Israeli chess grandmaster Boris Gelfand called on the Israeli government to invest in chess in the country, during a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Gelfand met Sunday with Netanyahu and Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat a day after returning from Moscow,...

  • Israeli chess grandmaster achieves world record

    October 22, 2010 | 10:03 am

    An Israeli chess grandmaster bested an Iranian’s world record by playing 527 ranked chess players simultaneously in Tel Aviv and winning 87 percent of the games.

    Alik Gershon began playing the concurrent matches on Thursday morning in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in an attempt to break...

  • Chess grandmaster Andor Lilienthal dies

    May 11, 2010 | 11:34 am

    Chess grandmaster Andor Lilienthal has died in Budapest at the age of 99.

    The Hungarian Chess Federation said Lilienthal, who was the oldest living grandmaster—a title awarded to the world’s top players by the International Chess Federation—died Saturday following a long illness.