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Dubai Open Chess Tournament opens with stunning upsets

The 19th Dubai Open Chess Tournament–Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup got off to an explosive start with Monday’s actioned-packed, first-round games producing two stunning upsets at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. A new record number of 216 players from 43 countries are taking part in the Middle East’s longest-running elite open chess tournament, including 46 grandmasters. The ... Read More »

Turkey’s Dragan Solak claims Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup

The curtains came down on the 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament with Turkey’s Grandmaster (GM) Dragan Solak receiving the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup during Wednesday night’s awarding ceremony at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Solak, a Serbian who now represents Turkey, scored seven points and edged out five other players, including the top two seeds, on tiebreaks ... Read More »

Turkey’s Grandmaster Dragan Solak wins 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament

Ahmed Fareed secures top UAE prize Grandmaster (GM) Dragan Solak walked away with Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup after Tuesday night’s final round of the 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament at Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Coming into the final round with the highest tiebreak among the five eighth-round joint leaders, Solak only had to draw his final game and hope that none ... Read More »

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 »