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Amateur player pulls off surprise championship finish over grandmasters in October Rapid Chess Tournament

Marlon Mortel pulled the rug from under the top-seeded grandmasters to claim the championship cup in the Dubai Chess and Culture Club October Rapid Chess Tournament, which concluded Saturday night with more than 130 participants from 17 countries. The fifth-seeded Filipino secured the title following a fighting draw with second-seeded Cuban Grandmaster (GM) Walter Rodriguez Arencibia in the final round ... Read More »

Dubai Chess Club and Dubai National School establish groundbreaking Chess Academy

 Dubai Chess and Culture Club has signed an agreement with Dubai National School to establish a first-of-its-kind Chess Academy that will deliver quality chess instruction to schoolchildren. The agreement was signed by Mr. Yahya Mohammed Saleh, Planning and Development Manager of the club, and Mr. Malik Daradkeh, Director of Dubai National School. Under the agreement, the club will create the ... Read More »

Dubai’s Saeed Ishaq defends UAE national chess title

Teammate Sultan Ibrahim ties for second place Dubai Chess Club announces new tournaments Dubai, UAE (October 9, 2016) — Fide Master (FM) Saeed Ishaq won his second consecutive national crown after an impeccable performance in the UAE Men’s Chess Championship, which concluded Saturday at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. The defending champion won all seven matches to firmly retain ... Read More »

Dubai’s Amna Nouman wins UAE President’s Cup chess championship

Shaima Noman takes bronze as Dubai Chess and Culture Club dominates the women’s division Saeed Ishaq grabs silver for Dubai in men’s division Dubai, UAE (August 21) – Woman International Master (WIM) Amna Nouman ruled the UAE President’s Cup women’s chess championship, which was recently held in Al Ain from August 11-18, to reaffirm her status as one of the ... Read More »

110 junior chess plyers from 12 countries compete in Dubai Juniors Tournament

Seeded players from Ukraine, UAE lead opening-day winners of 14th Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament Dubai, UAE (July 21, 2016) – Top-seed Fide Master (FM) Viktor Matviishen of Ukraine and Candidate Masters (CM) Omran Al Hosani and Sultan Al-Zaabi, the highest-rated Emirati players in the tournament, hurdled their first-round assignments on Wednesday as the rest of the top-seeded players took off ... Read More »

Dubai Chess prepares new generation of Emirati Chess Coaches

UAE national team players Saeed Ishaq and Amna Nouman lead UAE’s new chess instructor 8 Filipinos, Croatian GM, Bulgarian IM and Egyptian also pass chess trainer’s exam held in Dubai Dubai, UAE (July 15, 2016) – In line with its efforts to promote the sport of chess in the grassroots, Dubai Chess and Culture Club announced that 13 Emiratis have ... Read More »

Dubai Chess to conduct three-day Fide Trainer’s Seminar

Fide Senior Trainer GM Efstratios Grivas to conduct three-day seminar at Dubai Chess Club UAE ace players join chess coaching seminar Dubai, UAE (July 11, 2016) – Greek chess coach and author, Grandmaster (GM) Efstratios Grivas, will conduct a three-day seminar for aspiring chess coaches in the UAE starting today at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Nearly 25 participants, ... Read More »

Dubai Chess Club organises Fide Trainer’s Seminar

Fide Senior Trainer GM Efstratios Grivas to conduct three-day session Dubai Chess and Culture Club will host a Fide Trainer’s Seminar on July 11-13 to be conducted by renowned Greek chess coach and author Grandmaster (GM) Efstratios Grivas. “The seminar supports the club’s mission of promoting chess in the grassroots by providing better access to world-class chess training and coaching ... Read More »