News Brief

Boris Goulko, the former Soviet Grand Master, will represent Israel next month at the Mediterranean Chess festival in Marseille. It will be the first time Goulko, a former Soviet champion, will be playing abroad since he left the Soviet Union last month for Israel. Goulko, his wife Anna Aksharumova, also a chess champion, and their 7-year-old son David, left the Soviet Union on May 29 after a seven year wait for their exit visas.