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Grandmasters compete in UAE National Day Rapid Chess Championship

110 players from 20 countries vie for the championship Cup Dubai, UAE (November 30, 2015) – Dubai Chess and Culture Club today hosts the 44th UAE National Day Rapid Chess Championship with close to 110 players from 20 countries vying for the top prizes. The three-day tournament, hosted by the club every year to celebrate the founding anniversary of the UAE, ... Read More »

UAE coach Ivan Sokolov tops National Sports Day Blitz Tournament

Faisal Al Abdouli crowned best player among Dubai chess players Dubai, UAE (November 26, 2015) – Top-seed Grandmaster (GM) Ivan Sokolov from the Netherlands ruled Wednesday’s UAE National Sports Day Blitz Tournament at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Sokolov, coach of the UAE national team, scored 6.5 points after a blazing 6-0 spurt, capped by a pivotal win over ... Read More »

Dubai’s Saeed Ishaq rules UAE President’s Cup chess championship

Ishaq completes rare sweep of the UAE’s premier individual chess titles this year Dubai, UAE (November 22, 2015) – Fide Master (FM) Saeed Ishaq continued one of the most amazing comebacks in UAE chess history after winning the UAE President’s Cup last Saturday, securing his third major championship of the year. Ishaq had a near-perfect score of 6.5 points in ... Read More »

Club reports record turnout in the third edition of the Beginners Chess Tournament 2015

UAE’s Darmaki Latifah, India’s Gowtham Ramamoorthy and Russia’s Aleksandr Lutsenko win gold medals in Dubai Chess and Culture Club’s age-group series Emirati kiddie player Darmaki Latifah led the winners at the third edition of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club’s Beginners Chess Tournament 2015, which concluded Saturday with a record number of participants. Latifah, representing the host club, won the ... Read More »

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 »