DRESDEN, Germany - Israel's chess team defeated their Egyptian counterparts at the biennial Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany.
For the first time since 1981, when Egypt defeated Israel, the two teams faced off, with Israeli team winning 2.5-1.5.
Top-ranked Israeli Boris Gelfand, who ranks 20th worldwide, and teammate Boris Avruch, both won their games.
Israel's chess team, which is ranked eighth worldwide, now has six points, with two wins and two draws in the first four rounds, making it a medal contender.
Israel's women's team scored its third win in four rounds, defeating Bosnia 3-1.
The Chess Olympiad is hosting 1,270 players, 722 of whom are men making up 146 teams, while 548 are women making up 111 teams.