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Grandmaster Bassem Amin wins back-to-back championships in Dubai chess tournament

  Despite closing out the tournament with back-to-back draws, Grandmaster (GM) Bassem Amin of Egypt piled just enough points to win a second consecutive title in the annual Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. The defending champion won seven straight games before settling for draws in the eighth and ninth rounds with fellow grandmasters ... Read More »

Egyptian grandmaster grabs solo lead in Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

In a much-awaited battle between the two of the highest-rated players of the tournament, second-seed Grandmaster (GM) Bassem Amin of Egypt defeated top-seed GM Bartosz Socko of Poland in the sixth round on Tuesday night to grab the solo leadership in the Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament 2017 at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Amin remains the only player ... Read More »

Allegiane to Zayed Rapid Tournament kicks off with more than 130 players

The grandmasters (GM) asserted their superiority after two rounds of play on Sunday’s the opening night of the Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament 2017 at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. GM Salem Saleh, the third-seeded Emirati, defeated compatriot Ahmad Al Romaithi and India’s Ashwin R. in succession to join the early leaders of the rapid chess event, which has ... Read More »

Dubai Open Chess Tournament opens with stunning upsets

The 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament–Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup got off to an explosive start with Monday’s actioned-packed, first-round games producing two stunning upsets at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. A new record number of 216 players from 43 countries are taking part in the Middle East’s longest-running elite open chess tournament, including 46 grandmasters. The ... Read More »

Saeed Ishaq wins Dubai masters’ tournament, earns IM norm

claims victory after dramatic final-round showdown versus Bulgarian international master Dubai, UAE (February 28, 2017) — Fide Master (FM) Saeed Ishaq won three straight matches in the final stretch, capped by a dramatic last-round victory over the erstwhile tournament leader to win the recently concluded 2nd Dubai Closed Tournament and move a step closer to earning an international master (IM) ... Read More »

Amna Noaman reigns as UAE’s rapid chess queen

Dubai’s protégé rules UAE National Ladies Rapid Chess Championship 2017 Shortly after signing a contract to play under the Dubai Chess and Culture Club, Woman International Master (WIM) Amna Noaman showed why she’s the most sought-after player in the UAE women’s chess circuit by winning the UAE National Ladies Rapid Chess Championship 2017, which recently concluded in Ras Al Khaimah. ... Read More »

Cuban Grandmaster Walter Rodriguez Arencibia dominates Dubai blitz Tournament

Notches perfect score to rule National Sports Day Blitz Chess ahead of 160 players Dubai, UAE (February 21, 2017) — Grandmaster (GM) Walter Rodriguez Arencibia reasserted his dominance in the local fast-chess circuit after winning the recent National Sports Day Blitz Chess Tournament at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. The Cuban grandmaster recorded a perfect score of seven points ... Read More »