Why Chess Grandmaster Refuses To Play In Iran

A U.S. CHESS CHAMPION REFUSES TO TRAVEL TO IRAN FOR ONE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES THAT HER BEING FORCED TO WEAR A HIJAB GOES AGAINST WHAT SHE BELIEVES AND ALSO PLAYS A ROLE IN OPPRESSING WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY. THIS STORY HAS TO DO WITH A CHESS PLAYER THAT WAS ACTUALLY BORN IN […]