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Dubai’s Saeed Ishaq crowned UAE chess champion 2015

Ishaq and Nabil Saleh complete one-two sweep by Dubai at the UAE National Men’s Chess Championship Dubai, UAE (September 14, 2015) – Fide Master (FM) Saeed Ishaq crowned himself the new UAE chess champion as he led a dominating finish by players from host Dubai Chess and Culture Club at this year’s UAE National Men’s Chess Championship, which concluded Sunday. ... Read More »

Fide Arbiters’ Commission discuss sensitive issues in Dubai meeting

Dubai Chess and Culture Club recently hosted a high-level conference among members of the International Chess Federation (Fide) Arbiters’ Commission, headed by International Arbiter (IA) Takis Nikolopoulos of Greece (Takis), chairman of the commission. The meeting tackled issues and reviewed proposed amendm8ents to the laws of chess and rules of competition. It also reviewed the qualifications of candidates from different ... Read More »

Dubai youngsters shine in Asian Cities Chess

Ali Abdul Aziz Al Fahimi bags gold and Ahmad Fareed wins silver in Colombo competition Dubai chess players Ali Abdul Aziz Al Fahimi and Ahmad Fareed defied the odds to bag a medal apiece in the Asian Cities Chess Championship — Dubai Cup, which was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, last week. Al Fahimi stole the thunder by becoming one ... Read More »

UAE’s GM Salem A.R. Saleh rules 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

First Emirati to win the championship in 12 years Dubai, UAE – The UAE’s Grandmaster (GM) Salem A.R. Saleh reaffirmed his place among the world’s elite grandmasters after winning the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament at the Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid hall of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Saleh, seeded second in the tournament, only needed ... Read More »

UAE’s GM Salem A.R. Saleh wrests solo leadership at the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament

Azerbaijan’s GM Ulvi Bajarani and Spanish GM Victor Moskalenko share 2nd-3rd places as top-seed Dutch GM Ivan Sokolov drops out of the lead Dubai, UAE – The UAE’s Grandmaster (GM) Salem A.R. Saleh grabbed the solo leadership after beating Syrian seventh-seed Talal Hilwani and Azebaijan’s fifth-seed GM Elmar Magerramov in Tuesday night’s fifth and sixth rounds respectively at the 12th ... Read More »

Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament kicks off with 166 participants

Grandmasters maintain perfect slate after two rounds at the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament Dubai, UAE – The favorites had an easy workout during Sunday’s opening night of the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament, winning all their games in the first two rounds to maintain a hold of the leadership at the Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid ... Read More »