Chess4Solidarity is a grassroots initiative that uses chess in order to strengthen ties between countries and to promote solidarity. In nearly two years it has organized 31 events attended by 8,000 participants. Players come from over 120 countries, including Israel, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. It also has a special ‘Queen’s Gambit’ award that empowers female players. Chess4Solidarity’s activities have been widely publicized around the world.