Brickbat: Your Move


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Anna Muzychuk forfeited her world titles in rapid chess and blitz chess rather than play in recent tournaments in Saudi Arabia. While the Saudis agreed that female players would not have to wear the hijab and abaya on the floor of the tournament itself, they would have to wear those garments and be accompanied by a man if they ventured out in public. Muzychuk said that was unacceptable.