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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 »

Turkey’s Dragan Solak claims Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup

The curtains came down on the 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament with Turkey’s Grandmaster (GM) Dragan Solak receiving the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup during Wednesday night’s awarding ceremony at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Solak, a Serbian who now represents Turkey, scored seven points and edged out five other players, including the top two seeds, on tiebreaks ... Read More »

Turkey’s Grandmaster Dragan Solak wins 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Ahmed Fareed secures top UAE prize Grandmaster (GM) Dragan Solak walked away with Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup after Tuesday night’s final round of the 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament at Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Coming into the final round with the highest tiebreak among the five eighth-round joint leaders, Solak only had to draw his final game and hope that none ... Read More »

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 »