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GM Salem Saleh sustains assault as junior standout Ibrahim Sultan holds Azeri grandmaster to a draw

Lead pack down to eight as Saleh takes on Cuba’s Arencibia in Allegiance to Sheikh Zayed Chess Tournament’s anticipated first all-GM clash Standings after four rounds Rank       Title        Name                                                           Fed          Rtg           Pts. 1               GM          Amin Bassem                                         EGY          2647      4,0 2               GM          Sokolov Ivan                                           NED         2634      4,0 3               GM          Adly Ahmed                                             EGY          2624      4,0 4               GM          Salem A.R. Saleh                                  UAE         2712      ... Read More »

Allegiance to Sheikh Zayed Chess Tournament kicks off with 150 players

Asian champion Salem A.R. Saleh, the UAE’s top-ranked international chess grandmaster (GM), won both his games to lead the early pacesetters of the Allegiance to Sheikh Zayed Chess Tournament on Tuesday night at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Saleh, whose stratospheric 2712 International Chess Federation (Fide) active chess rating makes him the top-seed and the only player rated above ... Read More »

Dubai Chess and Culture Club extends chess training programme to Enoc kids

40 children complete sessions with chess Grandmaster Dubai, UAE (May 27, 2016) – Dubai Chess and Culture Club recently distributed certificates of completion to more than 40 up-and-coming youth players who took part in an exclusive training programme conducted by the club’s top coaches. Two groups of children attended the eight-week training sessions, which were organized in collaboration with the ... Read More »

Dubai Open Chess Championship opens tonight

Dubai Open Chess Championship opens tonight More than 200 players vie for the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Cup Dubai, UAE (April 11, 2016) – The 18th Dubai Open Chess Championship 2016 – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup opens today at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club with more than 200 players vying for the top prizes. The opening ... Read More »

Dubai Open Chess Tournament starts Monday with record number of participants

Record number of grandmasters also competing this year Dubai, UAE (April 8, 2016) – The organising committee has completed its preparations for the Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2016 – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, which is held annually under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of ... Read More »