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Howell, Akopian remain at the top

Three-time British champion Grandmaster (GM) David Howell and two-time Armenian champion GM Vladimir Akopian remained the only players with perfect scores after registering emphatic wins in the fourth round of the Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Cup at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. In matching his clean sweep of his first four games at last ... Read More »

Leaders down to nine after three rounds in the Dubai Open Chess Championship

Three-time British champion David Howell and UAE national coach Ivan Sokolov join leaders Three-time British champion David Howell and UAE national coach Ivan Sokolov of the Netherlands lead seven other grandmasters (GMs) who remain unblemished after three rounds of action in the Dubai Open Chess Championship – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Cup at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. The ... Read More »

Grandmasters prevail in opening round of Dubai Chess Open Championship

The Dubai Chess Open 2016 – Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup opened Monday night at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club with most of the favourites easily hurdling their round-one assignments, but a handful could only split the point against their overmatched opponents – and some even had to work hard to save the draw. Organised under the patronage of ... Read More »

Dubai Open Chess Championship opens tonight

Dubai Open Chess Championship opens tonight More than 200 players vie for the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Cup Dubai, UAE (April 11, 2016) – The 18th Dubai Open Chess Championship 2016 – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup opens today at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club with more than 200 players vying for the top prizes. The opening ... Read More »

Dubai Open Chess Tournament starts Monday with record number of participants

Record number of grandmasters also competing this year Dubai, UAE (April 8, 2016) – The organising committee has completed its preparations for the Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2016 – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, which is held annually under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of ... Read More »

Marlon Mortel wins Dubai Chess and Culture Club Under-2000 Tournament

Club students compete against top untitled players from 12 countries Dubai Chess and Culture Club on Monday concluded the March Under-2000 Tournament, which gathered nearly 90 players from 12 countries for a tune-up competition ahead of next month’s widely anticipated 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament. Mohamed El Husseiny, Executive Director of Dubai Chess and Culture Club, and Abdulkareem Al Marzouqi ... Read More »

Dubai students haul 32 medals in Schools Chess Championships

Dubai Chess and Culture Club and Dubai Educational Zone students dominated the first Schools Chess Championships held at the Sharjah Chess and Cultural Club. A total of 144 students from various school districts took part in the nationwide chess festival. Students from Dubai won a total of 32 medals – 12 gold, 8 silver and 12 bronze. Girls Grade Place ... Read More »