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Sethuraman, Iturrizaga Share Lead in Dubai Open

Indian Grandmaster S.P. Sethuraman beat compatriot S.L. Narayanan to share the lead with GM Edurado Iturrizaga Bonelli of Venezuela at 4 points each after 4 rounds of the 20th Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai, UAE. Sethuraman, 25, 2016 Asian Continental champion, transposed to an English Opening to outwit Narayanan, 24, three-time Asian junior champion, ... Read More »

Indian Grandmasters Set Pace in Dubai Open

Indian Grandmasters Surya Shekhar Ganguly, S. L. Narayanan and S.P. Sethuraman beat their respective opponents to maintain the lead with three others after 3 rounds of the 20th Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai, UAE. The Indian trio are tied with 3 points each together with top seed GM Yuriy Kryvoruchko and GM Alexander Zubov ... Read More »

Indian GMs Lead Dubai Open

Grandmaster Surya Sekhar Ganguly of India and eleven other Indian Grandmasters and International Masters maintained the lead with two points after two rounds of the 20th Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai. Tied for the lead are Indian GMs S.P. Sethuraman, S.I. Narayanan, Debashis Das, Prasanna Vishnu, Abhijeet Gupta, Shardul Gagare, Kidambi Sundararajan, P. Iniyan, ... Read More »

Top seed GM Yuriy Kryvoruchko of Ukraine beat FM Othman Mousa of the UAE as favorites hurdled their opening round assignments in the 20th Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai.

A record 164 players from 33 countries are seeing action in the strong tournament including 36 Grandmasters, 24 International Masters, 5 Woman Grandmasters, 7 Woman International Masters, 16 FIDE Masters and 4 Woman FIDE Masters. Kryvoruchko, 32, a former Ukrainian champion, is rated 2703. Also winning as expected in the first round were Grandmasters rated over 2600, namely Amin Bassem ... Read More »

Elite grandmasters rule UAE National Day chess tournament

Poland’s Bartosz Socko edges out Egypt’s Ahmed Adly and UAE’s Salem Saleh via tiebreak to win the title The three highest-rated players withered the tough competition from nearly 200 title pretenders to jointly claim first place in the UAE 46th National Day Rapid Chess Tournament, which concluded recently at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club.   Top-seed Grandmaster (GM) Salem ... Read More »

Dubai dominates UAE National Chess Championships

Amna Nouman crowned women’s champion as Dubai Chess Club junior players pick up six gold medals in age-group finals Dubai: Dubai picked up eight gold medals as top junior players from the emirate dominated their respective categories in the recent UAE National Age Group Chess Championship held in Sharjah. Woman International Master (WIM) Amna Nouman and International Master (IM) Ebrahim ... Read More »

Grandmaster Bassem Amin wins back-to-back championships in Dubai chess tournament

  Despite closing out the tournament with back-to-back draws, Grandmaster (GM) Bassem Amin of Egypt piled just enough points to win a second consecutive title in the annual Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. The defending champion won seven straight games before settling for draws in the eighth and ninth rounds with fellow grandmasters ... Read More »

Egyptian grandmaster grabs solo lead in Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

In a much-awaited battle between the two of the highest-rated players of the tournament, second-seed Grandmaster (GM) Bassem Amin of Egypt defeated top-seed GM Bartosz Socko of Poland in the sixth round on Tuesday night to grab the solo leadership in the Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament 2017 at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Amin remains the only player ... Read More »