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Marvin Marcos wins October Blitz Tournament

100 players from more than a dozen nationalities take part in Fide-rated event Marvin Marcos dominated the field to rule the Fide-rated blitz chess tournament organized by Dubai Chess and Culture Club on Friday (October 9). Seeded tenth at the start of the event, the Dubai-based Filipino chef scored ten points on nine wins and two draws in the 11-round Swiss ... Read More »

Dubai Chess organises Fide-rated blitz tournament

Club’s students to compete with Dubai’s top-rated players Dubai Chess and Culture Club will host a Fide-rated blitz tournament open to all nationalities on October 9 starting at 17:00  at the club’s main playing hall. According to the Cheif Arbiter , Saeed Yousuf, the tournament is part of the club’s year-end activities and is in line with its aim to promote chess in the ... Read More »

Dubai’s Saeed Ishaq crowned UAE chess champion 2015

Ishaq and Nabil Saleh complete one-two sweep by Dubai at the UAE National Men’s Chess Championship Dubai, UAE (September 14, 2015) – Fide Master (FM) Saeed Ishaq crowned himself the new UAE chess champion as he led a dominating finish by players from host Dubai Chess and Culture Club at this year’s UAE National Men’s Chess Championship, which concluded Sunday. ... Read More »

Fide Arbiters’ Commission discuss sensitive issues in Dubai meeting

Dubai Chess and Culture Club recently hosted a high-level conference among members of the International Chess Federation (Fide) Arbiters’ Commission, headed by International Arbiter (IA) Takis Nikolopoulos of Greece (Takis), chairman of the commission. The meeting tackled issues and reviewed proposed amendm8ents to the laws of chess and rules of competition. It also reviewed the qualifications of candidates from different ... Read More »

Dubai youngsters shine in Asian Cities Chess

Ali Abdul Aziz Al Fahimi bags gold and Ahmad Fareed wins silver in Colombo competition Dubai chess players Ali Abdul Aziz Al Fahimi and Ahmad Fareed defied the odds to bag a medal apiece in the Asian Cities Chess Championship — Dubai Cup, which was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, last week. Al Fahimi stole the thunder by becoming one ... Read More »

UAE’s GM Salem A.R. Saleh rules 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

First Emirati to win the championship in 12 years Dubai, UAE – The UAE’s Grandmaster (GM) Salem A.R. Saleh reaffirmed his place among the world’s elite grandmasters after winning the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament at the Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid hall of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Saleh, seeded second in the tournament, only needed ... Read More »

UAE’s GM Salem A.R. Saleh wrests solo leadership at the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

Azerbaijan’s GM Ulvi Bajarani and Spanish GM Victor Moskalenko share 2nd-3rd places as top-seed Dutch GM Ivan Sokolov drops out of the lead Dubai, UAE – The UAE’s Grandmaster (GM) Salem A.R. Saleh grabbed the solo leadership after beating Syrian seventh-seed Talal Hilwani and Azebaijan’s fifth-seed GM Elmar Magerramov in Tuesday night’s fifth and sixth rounds respectively at the 12th ... Read More »