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21st Dubai Open 2019

Dubai Open is an international chess tournament that is organized and hosted annually by the club since 1999. Over the years, Dubai Open has become one of the strongest open tournaments in the world and is known for attracting top-class chess players and grandmasters. Click here to download regulation Last day of registration & payment is Tuesday 5th Mar 2019 at 9:00 pm ... Read More »

Four tied for the lead heading into the homestretch of Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Sokolov, Akopian, Jones, Savchenko have six points each British Grandmaster (GM) Gawain Jones and Russia’s GM Boris Savchenko caught up with the leaders after grinding down their respective opponents in drawn-out endgames in the seventh round of the Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Cup at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Sixth-round joint leaders GM Vladimir ... Read More »

Sokolov, Akopian share lead after six rounds in Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Sokolov scores back-to-back wins on Saturday; Akopian ends five-game win streak with a draw UAE national coach Grandmaster (GM) Ivan Sokolov rocketed to the lead after back-to-back wins in Saturday’s double round, joining erstwhile solo leader GM Vladimir Akopian of Armenia, who settled for a draw in the sixth round after stringing together five wins in a row in the ... Read More »

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 »