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Flores Upsets Ganguly to Win Dubai Open Chess Championship

Grandmaster Diego Flores of Argentina upset tournament leader GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly of India to finish alone with 7.5 points and win the Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai, UAE. He won the top prize of $13,000 and the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup. Flores, 36, 4-time Argentine champion and 2012 American Continental ... Read More »

Indian GM Ganguly Beats Top Seed, Widens Lead in Dubai Open Chess

Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly of India beat top seed Yuriy Kryvoruchko of Ukraine to widen his lead with 6.5 points out of 7 rounds in the homestretch of the Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai, UAE.  Ganguly, 35, essayed the English opening against Kryvoruchko, 31 and outmaneuvered the former Ukrainian champion in an opposite-colored Bishop ... Read More »

Indian GM Ganguly Grabs Solo Lead in Dubai Open Chess

In the battle of Indian leaders, Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly of India beat Abhijeet Gupta and S.P. Sethuraman in back to back rounds Saturday to grab solo lead with 5.5 points out of 6 rounds of the Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai, UAE. In the morning round 5, Ganguly used the English opening to ... Read More »

Dubai Open Blitz Chess Tournament 2018

  GM Gawain Jones of England won theChampionship finishing alone with 7 points out of 9 rounds yesterday at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai, UAE. A total of 72 players competed in the half-day tournament including 19 Grandmasters, 5 International Masters and 6 FIDE Masters. Each player has some 5 minutes for the whole game. At stake was a ... Read More »

Sethuraman, Iturrizaga Share Lead in Dubai Open

Indian Grandmaster S.P. Sethuraman beat compatriot S.L. Narayanan to share the lead with GM Edurado Iturrizaga Bonelli of Venezuela at 4 points each after 4 rounds of the 20th Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai, UAE. Sethuraman, 25, 2016 Asian Continental champion, transposed to an English Opening to outwit Narayanan, 24, three-time Asian junior champion, ... Read More »

Indian Grandmasters Set Pace in Dubai Open

Indian Grandmasters Surya Shekhar Ganguly, S. L. Narayanan and S.P. Sethuraman beat their respective opponents to maintain the lead with three others after 3 rounds of the 20th Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai, UAE. The Indian trio are tied with 3 points each together with top seed GM Yuriy Kryvoruchko and GM Alexander Zubov ... Read More »

Indian GMs Lead Dubai Open

Grandmaster Surya Sekhar Ganguly of India and eleven other Indian Grandmasters and International Masters maintained the lead with two points after two rounds of the 20th Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai. Tied for the lead are Indian GMs S.P. Sethuraman, S.I. Narayanan, Debashis Das, Prasanna Vishnu, Abhijeet Gupta, Shardul Gagare, Kidambi Sundararajan, P. Iniyan, ... Read More »

Top seed GM Yuriy Kryvoruchko of Ukraine beat FM Othman Mousa of the UAE as favorites hurdled their opening round assignments in the 20th Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai.

A record 164 players from 33 countries are seeing action in the strong tournament including 36 Grandmasters, 24 International Masters, 5 Woman Grandmasters, 7 Woman International Masters, 16 FIDE Masters and 4 Woman FIDE Masters. Kryvoruchko, 32, a former Ukrainian champion, is rated 2703. Also winning as expected in the first round were Grandmasters rated over 2600, namely Amin Bassem ... Read More »