Monday, September 27, 2010

Yemen chess team did not get fired - they just refused to play Israel

Last week I posted, based on a number of media reports, that the Yemen chess team had been sacked because they played Israel in the Chess Olympiad in Russia.

It turns out that the Yemen team did not get sacked and simply refused to play, thus losing the match 4-0.

They are still in the tournament, beating Uganda 3-1 in the latest round.