Smirin and Kobo sprinting

Since the beginning of the week, both Smirin and Kobo have gained 3.5 points out of 4 in the last 4 rounds. They managed to break the balance in the closed tournament and now they are ahead of the other players by a full point.

Chess clocks running in Haifa

As the third round started in Jerusalem today in the open and closed sections, it was the turn of the youngsters to join the party. The junior section of the Maccabiah Games plays in Haifa – it is common during the Maccabiahs to host the junior category of all sports in one city, so that the junior players can enjoy the environment all together in one place.

Kick off!

It was a special day for Jerusalem. The atmosphere of the Maccabiah Games was palpable in the city full of history, with a huge number of sportspeople from different countries talking in different languages and waiting to compete in a range of sports. For us, it is a great pleasure to have the game of chess included in these extraordinary celebrations.

Chess in Israel

his article takes a closer look at some of these events and activities, before introducing a particularly special event taking place very soon. Read on to find out more.