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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 »

Cuban Grandmaster tops Dubai’s March blitz chess event

Former world junior champ Walter Arencibia clinches title with a round to spare Cuban Grandmaster (GM) Walter Arencibia ruled the March edition of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club Blitz Chess Tournament. Arencibia, the 1986 World Junior Chess Champion, scored 9.5 points from 11 games to claim the championship cup against a field of more than 90 players from 16 ... Read More »

Mansour bin Zayed honours sports achievers

ABU DHABI, 24th March 2015 (WAM) – H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs attended this evening the 9th annual ceremony to distribute the grant of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of AED 17.6 million to the sports achievers for the year 2014. In attendance also were H.H. ... Read More »

US chess champion revisits heroic milestone in Dubai

Yasser Seirawan holds Chess lecture for students, parents and coaches at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club Four-time US chess champion Yasser Seirawan gave players, parents and chess coaches in Dubai a rare glimpse into the training regimen of elite chess professionals during a lecture at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club last Thursday. In his first visit to the ... Read More »

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid fetes chess champions

Players, coaches receive incentives from Dubai Sports Council Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Honorary President of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club, recently hosted an awards ceremony and gala dinner to honour members of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club who have won accolades in various national and international ... Read More »