Chess in Iran

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NickFaulks
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Re: Chess in Iran

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:40 pm
India chess player quits Iran tournament over headscarf rule (BBC News)

"Indian chess champion Soumya Swaminathan has pulled out of an Asian tournament in Iran over the country's compulsory headscarf rule."
These articles leave the impression that headscarves will be compulsory within the venue, for instance when playing. That would be unacceptable if true, but it would be nice to know whether it is true. I have asked.

Roger de Coverly
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Re: Chess in Iran

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:04 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 pm
These articles leave the impression that headscarves will be compulsory within the venue, for instance when playing. That would be unacceptable if true, but it would be nice to know whether it is true. I have asked.
Was that not the case during the World Championship knock out?

https://en.chessbase.com/post/fide-anno ... -wwch-2017

NickFaulks
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Re: Chess in Iran

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:15 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Was that not the case during the World Championship knock out?
That's history, I want to know whether it will be the case in the tournament under discussion.

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