JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s national team won its first medal ever in the international Chess Olympiad.
The Israelis finished second to take the silver in the competition Tuesday night after defeating the Netherlands.
Armenia won the gold medal for the second year in a row and the United States took the bronze. Some 140 teams participated in the biannual event held in Dresden, Germany.
Israel also defeated teams from the Ukraine, Russia and China.
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