World chess funds frozen

Irish Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

THE World Chess Fed­er­a­tion’s Swiss bank ac­counts have been closed over al­leged trans­ac­tions on be­half of Syria.

The game’s leader Kir­san Ilyumzhi­nov was added to a US Trea­sury Depart­ment sanc­tions list in 2015.

He de­nies wrong­do­ing and has stepped aside.

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