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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 »