From 31 October to 11 November, the World Team Championship will be held in the Israeli immigrant town of Beer Sheva. There is no more appropriate a place for such an event. Beer Sheva has a higher percentage of grandmasters per capita than any other city in the world.
This reputation began with Eliahu Levant - the ex chess coach of the Spartak Chess Club, in Leningrad.
Read Stephen Farrell from The Times Online.