At the magnificent Dan Hotel on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem, the chess competitions of the 20th Maccabiah ended last Friday.
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The chess games in the 20th Maccabiah have reached their decisive stage when after 6 rounds both grandmaster groups see a sole leader, and yet with a close and open race.
Fide president Kirsan Ilumzhinov was the honorary guest in Dan hotel Jerusalem during the third round of the 20th Maccabia, meeting players and visitors
On Sunday evening, July 9 th 2017, there will be a
chess lecture in the tournament hall at 21:00
Subject: The relationship between the skills and
qualities of a chess player and his achievements
The 20th Maccabiah was officially opened in the Israeli capital of Jerusalem and is the greatest Maccabiah since the first edition held in 1932
Some pictures from round one and the opening ceremony, by @Ritvo: More detailed report to follow tomorrow.
The chess tournaments in the 20th Maccabiah will be held on July 5-14 in Dan hotel, Jerusalem starting from 15.00. 6 events are scheduled: 2 GM groups, 2 IM groups, one Open group and a junior tournament in Nesher nearby Haifa.
President of the World Chess Federation Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will arrive for a 24-hour visit to Israel on the occasion of the opening of the chess competitions in the 20th Maccabiah Games.
The international arena is back to Jerusalem, with yet another major event. Here you can find the list of participants in the main GM and IM events.
The concept of Maccabiah Games, as a Jewish Olympiad, was the brainchild of 15 years old Russian-born Yosef Yekutieli following the Olympic Games held in Stockholm in 1912.