publication date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (part of Spring 2020)

category: Competitions

clue: What's happening inside the head of chess players is what should matter, not what's happening on top of them.

explanation: Derakhshani is an Iranian chess player who was banned for refusing to wear a hijab when representing iran. After the subsequent controversy, she transferred to playing for the United States. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Chris Lemler, and Samir Mehta


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