Qatari players banned from a regional chess championship in UAE

The blockade of Qatar is check-mating its chess players.

    Many Qatari players were looking forward to competing in the Arab regional chess championship.

    But the host country, the United Arab Emirates, banned them from taking part.

    The UAE ban follows a controversy at a global tournament in Saudi Arabia two months earlier.

     

    Al Jazeera's Fintan Monaghan reports.


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