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FIDE President Praises Dubai Chess Club

Dubai Chess & Culture Club received a praising letter from Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich, the president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) wishing the best to the club who is organizing the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Cup from 5th – 10th December 2021 in parallel with the World Championship Match 202 at Expo 2020 Dubai. “It is gratifying that the Dubai ... Read More »

Chairman of the Israeli Chess Federation visits Dubai

Dr Zvika Barkai, Chairman of the Israeli Chess Federation, recently visited the club and was received by Ahmed Khalifa Al Thani, Vice Chairman of the club’s Board of Directors, along with other Board Members. He bared plans to invite a team from Dubai to play in friendly matches in Israel, as well as a technical exchange program between the Israeli ... Read More »

Rising stars back at Dubai Chess and Culture Club

Chess players in Dubai are back on track, plotting their next move following the decision of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club to reopen their doors after the Covid-19-enforced break. With the authorities easing the Covid-19 restrictions, several sports academies in Dubai have already resumed their training sessions. Unlike football or cricket, chess players have the luxury of remaining indoors ... Read More »

UAE 48th NAtional Day Rapid Chess Tournament

Oliver Dimakiling of the Philippines scores perfect 9 to win UAE 48th National Day Rapid Chess Tournament More than 160 players from 31 countries compete in three-day event International Master (IM) Oliver Dimakiling of the Philippines scored a perfect nine points out of nine games to claim the championship in the UAE 48th National Day Rapid Chess Tournament, which concluded ... Read More »

Dubai Chess and Culture Club hosts inaugural UAE edition of Global Chess Festival

Chess enthusiasts from all over the UAE gathered at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club on Saturday (October 12) for the country’s historic inaugural staging of the Global Chess Festival. Participants of all ages took part in day-long activities that included a blitz chess tournament, chess quiz, simultaneous exhibitions by masters, chess masterclass and much more. The festival was held ... Read More »

Hamdan bin Mohammed names board members of Dubai Chess & Culture Club

Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Resolution No. (1) of 2019 pertaining the appointment of board members Dubai Chess & Culture Club.   The Resolution is in line with Law (11) of 2009 related to Dubai Sports Council and its amendments of 2017, and the Resolution ... Read More »

Dubai wins Men’s and Women’s titles of the 2018 UAE Team Championships

Players and club officials dedicate the powerful achievement to Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid and Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum   Dubai, UAE (November 24, 2018) — Dubai has once again reasserted its dominance in the national chess scene after sweeping the titles in the 2018 UAE Men’s and Women’s Team Championships, which concluded with the final round of matches ... Read More »

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 »