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Amateur player pulls off surprise championship finish over grandmasters in October Rapid Chess Tournament

Marlon Mortel pulled the rug from under the top-seeded grandmasters to claim the championship cup in the Dubai Chess and Culture Club October Rapid Chess Tournament, which concluded Saturday night with more than 130 participants from 17 countries. The fifth-seeded Filipino secured the title following a fighting draw with second-seeded Cuban Grandmaster (GM) Walter Rodriguez Arencibia in the final round ... Read More »

Dubai Chess Club and Dubai National School establish groundbreaking Chess Academy

 Dubai Chess and Culture Club has signed an agreement with Dubai National School to establish a first-of-its-kind Chess Academy that will deliver quality chess instruction to schoolchildren. The agreement was signed by Mr. Yahya Mohammed Saleh, Planning and Development Manager of the club, and Mr. Malik Daradkeh, Director of Dubai National School. Under the agreement, the club will create the ... Read More »

Dubai’s Saeed Ishaq defends UAE national chess title

Teammate Sultan Ibrahim ties for second place Dubai Chess Club announces new tournaments Dubai, UAE (October 9, 2016) — Fide Master (FM) Saeed Ishaq won his second consecutive national crown after an impeccable performance in the UAE Men’s Chess Championship, which concluded Saturday at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. The defending champion won all seven matches to firmly retain ... Read More »

Dubai’s Amna Nouman wins UAE President’s Cup chess championship

Shaima Noman takes bronze as Dubai Chess and Culture Club dominates the women’s division Saeed Ishaq grabs silver for Dubai in men’s division Dubai, UAE (August 21) – Woman International Master (WIM) Amna Nouman ruled the UAE President’s Cup women’s chess championship, which was recently held in Al Ain from August 11-18, to reaffirm her status as one of the ... Read More »

FM Rahman takes the lead in 14th Dubai Juniors Chess Tournament 2016

Rahman topples Srivatshav to take the lead with two rounds to go in the Maktoum Bin Hamdan Cup international Junior Chess Tournament Omran Al Hosani and Saeed Al Hosani score quick wins to keep UAE’s hopes alive Top 15 standings after round 7 1 FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman BAN 2157 6.5 2 Rahul Srivatshav P IND 2273 6 3 FM ... Read More »