Yearly Archives: 2016

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 …

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