January 21, 2016
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti issued a fatwa against chess back in 2014 — but that doesn't mean the game is supposed to be banned.
It doesn't mean chess is banned in Saudi Arabia though, it just means that the Grand Mufti considers the game a form of gambling and a waste of time.
Just nobody tell that to the Saudi Chess Association.
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