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Top-seed GM David Howell Falls to Joint Second, Drops Out of the Lead for the First Time

Russia’s GM Vladimir Fedoseev and GM Alexander Shabalov of the US win their seventh-round matches to wrest the lead in Dubai Open Chess Tournament] A youngster from Russia and a grizzled veteran from the US have wrested the lead after winning their respective seventh-round matches Sunday night at the Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup at Dubai Chess and Culture ... Read More »

Italian GM Daniele Vocaturo rebounds with five straight wins to join leaders

UAE’s Top Junior Ahmed Fareed Upsets Russian IM Following a sensational opening-round debacle, GM Daniele Vocaturo, the first Italian to play in Dubai Open Tournaments, has ignited a fierce comeback as the Italian 24th seed won a fifth straight game to join the leaders after six rounds in the Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al ... Read More »

Russia’s Grandmaster Fedoseev Crowned Champion of Dubai Open Blitz Tournament

GM Salem wins UAE Top Award Russian Grandmaster (GM) Vladimir Fedoseev won the champion’s cup at Dubai Open Blitz Chess Tournament, held during the free day of the Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup last Friday. The Russian fifth-seed finished the tournament unbeaten with 10 points on nine wins and two draws, culminating his dominant ... Read More »

Top-seed GM David Howell, 2 others remain with perfect scores after four rounds at Dubai Open Chess Championship

Sweden’s GM Nils Grandelius and Ukraine’s GM Yuri Solodovnichenko also win to share lead The lead pack has been narrowed down to three after four gruelling rounds, even as English Grandmaster (GM) David Howell, the highest-ranked player, continued to stamp his class in the Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup Thursday night ... Read More »

Saeed Ishaq shocks another Grandmaster at Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Top-seed David Howell of England and 11 others lead tournament with perfect slate after three rounds Fide Maser (FM) Saeed Ishaq returned to his giant-killing ways after the Dubai stalwart felled Serbian Grandmaster (GM) Milos Perunovic in Wednesday’s third round of the 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup at the Dubai Chess ... Read More »

English Grandmaster leads second-round winners at Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Second round saw most of the Grandmasters and International masters pitted against each other English Grandmaster (GM) David Howell maintained a clean slate as he led the second-round winners of the 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup Dubai Chess and Culture Club last Tuesday (April 7, 2015). Howell defeated Indian International Master ... Read More »

UAE’s Saeed Ishaq upsets top grandmaster in Dubai Open Chess Championship

17th edition of the Dubai Open Chess Championship kicks off Big upsets rocked the opening day of the 17th Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, which was inaugurated by His Excellency Ibrahim Abdul Malik, Secretary-General of the UAE Public Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare, Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, Chairman of the Sharjah Chess ... Read More »

17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament Attracts Elite Cast

Players from 43 countries to vie for prestigious Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup The 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament will run from April 5-15 at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Ibrahim Al Bannai, Chairman of Dubai Chess and Culture Club and head of the organising committee, announced during a press conference held today (31 March 2015) at ... Read More »