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Iranian Chess Prodigy Aryan Gholami Meets Supreme Leader Khamenei after Refusing to Play an Israeli Rival

February 24, 2019

Iranian Chess Prodigy Aryan Gholami Meets Supreme Leader Khamenei after Refusing to Play an Israeli Rival

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Channel 1 (Iran)
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On February 24, 2019, Channel 1 TV (Iran) aired a report about Iranian chess prodigy Aryan Gholami's meeting with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who praised him for refusing to play against an Israeli chess player at the Rilton Cup chess tournament that took place in Sweden. The reporter said that Gholami "'checked' the dollar and 'mated' the oppression." Gholami was interviewed and said that he decided to refuse playing the Israeli representative quickly and gave up on the $10,000 prize. The repo...

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