linaresThe Linares Chess Tournament, unofficially known as “The Wimbledon of Chess”, will be partially moving to the United Arab Emirates.

In the last few years, half of the tournament was played in the Mexican city of Morelia. Now Sulaiman Al Fahim has purchased the rights to move that half of the tournament to the UAE, leaving the other half still in Linares, Spain.

All well and good, assuming we don’t encounter the problems we just had with the UAE Tennis tournament (i.e. banning Israeli players from attending).