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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 »

GM Vladimir Akopian wins 45th UAE National Day Rapid Chess Tournament

Grandmasters dominate 180-player event at Dubai Chess and Culture Club Dubai, UAE (December 4, 2016) – Former world championship contender Grandmaster (GM) Vladimir Akopian of Armenia won seven straight games before cruising with back-to-back draws in the final two rounds to rule 45th UAE National Day Rapid Chess Tournament at the Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Hall of the ... Read More »

Former world title contender Vladimir Akopian leads UAE National Day Rapid Chess Tournament

Five grandmasters, 180 players compete in three-day chessfest at Dubai Chess and Culture Club Dubai, UAE (December 2, 2016) – Former world championship contender Grandmaster (GM) Vladimir Akopian of Armenian and Spanish GM Viktor Moskalenko maintained perfect slates to lead more than 180 players from 24 countries competing in the 45th UAE National Day Rapid Chess Tournament at the Sheikh ... Read More »

180 players compete in UAE National Day Rapid Chess Tournament

Three-day competition kicks off today at Dubai Chess and Culture Club Dubai, UAE (November 30, 2016) – More than 180 players representing 24 countries will vie for this year’s 45th UAE National Day Rapid Chess Tournament at the Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Hall of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Former world championship contender Grandmaster (GM) Vladimir Akopian ... Read More »

UAE’s Al-Awadhi, India’s Adharsh win titles in Dubai youth chess competition

More than 130 players compete in two age categories Dubai, UAE (November 30, 2016) – Abdullah Mahmoud Al-Awadhi of the UAE and Ganesh Adharsh of India powered their way over 130 title pretenders to wrest the title in their respective divisions in the recently concluded Dubai Chess and Culture Club November Beginners Chess Tournament. Al-Awadhi triumphed in the 10-Under age ... Read More »