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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 »

Marlon Mortel wins Dubai Chess and Culture Club Under-2000 Tournament

Club students compete against top untitled players from 12 countries Dubai Chess and Culture Club on Monday concluded the March Under-2000 Tournament, which gathered nearly 90 players from 12 countries for a tune-up competition ahead of next month’s widely anticipated 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament. Mohamed El Husseiny, Executive Director of Dubai Chess and Culture Club, and Abdulkareem Al Marzouqi ... Read More »

Dubai students haul 32 medals in Schools Chess Championships

Dubai Chess and Culture Club and Dubai Educational Zone students dominated the first Schools Chess Championships held at the Sharjah Chess and Cultural Club. A total of 144 students from various school districts took part in the nationwide chess festival. Students from Dubai won a total of 32 medals – 12 gold, 8 silver and 12 bronze. Girls Grade Place ... Read More »

18th Dubai Open Chess Tournament starts registration

World’s leading grandmasters to compete for the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup in the region’s longest-running elite chess open Dubai, UAE (January 13, 2016) – Dubai Chess and Culture Club has opened the registration for the 18th Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup, which will be held from April 10-20, 2016, at the ... Read More »

Children complete specialised chess training in Jumeirah

Dubai Chess and Culture Club partners with Iqraa Arabic Language Centre in grassroots chess training program Dubai Chess and Culture Club recently completed a six-week training program for children 6-10 years old held at the Iqraa Language Centre ​​in Sunset Mall, Jumeirah. The chess course for beginners provided a total of 10 hours of top-notch instruction from the club’s renowned ... Read More »