In a First, Saudi Arabia Hosts World Chess Games

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In a First, Saudi Arabia Hosts World Chess Games

In a First, Saudi Arabia Hosts World Chess Games

Posted Date : 27-12-2017

Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time, nearly two years after the country’s top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board game.
 
The tournament has been named as the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships. The world’s top three chess players from Norway, Armenia and Azerbaijan are participating in the tournament.
 
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-

  • Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia- Mohammed bin Salman.
  • Saudi Arabia Capital- Riyadh, Currency- Saudi riyal.