Monday , October 21 2019
Home / Author Archives: admin (page 2)

Author Archives: admin

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 »

Elite grandmasters rule UAE National Day chess tournament

Poland’s Bartosz Socko edges out Egypt’s Ahmed Adly and UAE’s Salem Saleh via tiebreak to win the title The three highest-rated players withered the tough competition from nearly 200 title pretenders to jointly claim first place in the UAE 46th National Day Rapid Chess Tournament, which concluded recently at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club.   Top-seed Grandmaster (GM) Salem ... Read More »

Dubai dominates UAE National Chess Championships

Amna Nouman crowned women’s champion as Dubai Chess Club junior players pick up six gold medals in age-group finals Dubai: Dubai picked up eight gold medals as top junior players from the emirate dominated their respective categories in the recent UAE National Age Group Chess Championship held in Sharjah. Woman International Master (WIM) Amna Nouman and International Master (IM) Ebrahim ... Read More »

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 »