Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chess in the Yom Kippur War (Continued).

Official Notice of chess players who were killed (top) or whose relatives were killed (bottom) in the Yom Kippur War. Shachmat,  April 1974, back page of front cover. 

The Israeli Chess Federation had asked me, as reader in this blog have heard before, to be their unofficial "court historian", so to speak. From now on, about once a month I will publish there a short article or collection of pictures relating to the history of chess in Palestine or Israel.

I have just submitted one example -- a quick collection of a few photos that show what Ha'Sachmat, the Israeli Chess Federation's magazine, reported about that war. It contains a few rarely-seen (today) pictures from the magazine. It should be online here but it might take a day or two. If it is not online yet in a few days I will check.

A quick note -- of the chess players who were killed, three of the eight were officers. Similarly, two of the three relatives of chess players who were killed were officers. This shows something, perhaps, about chess players or their families.

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