By National Master Evan Rabin
By now, everyone knows about the terrible situation that is happening in Ukraine, with the 2022 Russian Invasion. 500,000 refugees have already fled the country since the war begun on on Thursday, February 24. From the words of Carol Meyer, Executive Director at US Chess: “The US Chess community is concerned about our family of Ukrainian chess players as they experience rapidly deteriorating conditions in many parts of their invaded country. Some have immediate needs that are exacerbated by the state of emergency. Those wishing to flee a frightening situation are limited by health or family issues, gridlock, fuel-purchase restrictions, and blocked roads.
Let’s get together as a global chess community and support our Ukranian chess compatriots and others in the country, during this difficult time.