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Qatar’s GM Mohammed Al-Sayed holds on to the lead

Top-seed GM Bassem Amin of Egypt moves half a point behind Al-Sayed with two rounds to go Qatar’s Grandmaster (GM) Mohammed Al-Sayed held on to the lead by the slimmest of margins after he settled for an uneventful draw with the UAE’s Fide Master (FM) Saeed Ishaq in Monday night’s seventh round of the 3rd Arab Elite Chess Championship – ... Read More »

Qatar’s GM Mohammed Al-Sayed grabs solo leadership after six rounds

UAE’s GM Salem AR Saleh defeats top-seed GM Bassem Amin of Egypt to move closer to a second title at the Arab Elite Chess Championship The UAE’s Grandmaster (GM) Salem AR Saleh strengthened his bid to become the first player to win a second title at the Arab Elite Chess Championship – Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup when he defeated erstwhile leader ... Read More »

UAE’s Saeed Ishaq beats GM Haddouche at Arab Elite Chess Championship 2015

Egypt’s GM Bassem Amin and Qatar’s GM Mohammed Al-Sayed remain joint leaders after four rounds Fide Master Saeed Ishaq scored the round’s biggest upset when he outplayed fourth-seeded Algerian Grandmaster (GM) Mohamed Haddouche to move within half a point of the leaders after the fourth round of the 3rd Arab Elite Chess Championship – Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup, the most prestigious ... Read More »

Bassem Amin and Al-Sayed bank on lucky breaks to share the lead at Arab Elite Chess Championship 2015

UAE’s FM Saeed Ishaq scores back-to-back wins to resume GM title hunt Egyptian top-seed Grandmaster (GM) Bassem Amin and third-seed GM Mohammed Al-Sayed of Qatar escaped with lucky breaks to maintain their perfect slates to share the lead after three rounds of the 3rd Arab Elite Chess Championship – Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup, the most prestigious individual chess tournament in the ... Read More »

Egypt’s GM Bassem Amin, UAE’s GM Salem AR Saleh lead opening-round winners at Arab Elite Chess Championship 2015

Lowest-seeded Libyan player scores win The fancied bets asserted their supremacy to prevent any major upset during the opening round of the 3rd Arab Elite Chess Championship – Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup, the most prestigious individual chess tournament in the region, Wednesday night at the Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Hall of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Top-seed Grandmaster ... Read More »

Arab Elite Chess Championship 2015 opens today at Dubai Chess Club

UAE’s GM Salem A.R Saleh and FM Saeed Ishaq to compete against 14 of the region’s best players The third edition of the Arab Elite Chess Championship – Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup opens today with 16 players from 15 Arab countries vying for the most prestigious individual chess title in the region. The competition kicks off at 6pm at the Sheikh ... Read More »

Dubai Chess Club hosts Arab Elite Chess Championship 2015

Top-ranked players from each member country of the Arab Chess Federation to compete for the Fide President’s Cup Ibrahim Al Bannai, President of the Arab Chess Federation (ACF), today launched the 3rd edition of the Arab Elite Chess Championship – Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup, which will run from May 26 to June 4 at Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Al Bannai ... Read More »

Dubai Chess and Culture Club celebrates 34th anniversary

Chairman Ibrahim Al Bannai highlights club’s groundbreaking contributions to the chess world Dubai Chess and Culture Club highlighted its important contributions to the chess world as it marked its 34th founding anniversary today. The club was officially recognized as the chess governing body of Dubai on May 16, 1981, responsible for promoting the sport in the emirate and for training ... Read More »

Dubai Chess Club hosts Enoc Chess Tournament

Danilo Torres claims title by a full point Danilo Torres tallied eight points in nine games to rule the Enoc Chess Tournament, a full point ahead of his nearest pursuer. Torres defeated Hasan Ali in the final round to complete his domination of the event held at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club for employees of Emirates National Oil Company. ... Read More »