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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 »

17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament Attracts Elite Cast

Players from 43 countries to vie for prestigious Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup The 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament will run from April 5-15 at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Ibrahim Al Bannai, Chairman of Dubai Chess and Culture Club and head of the organising committee, announced during a press conference held today (31 March 2015) at ... Read More »

Cuban Grandmaster tops Dubai’s March blitz chess event

Former world junior champ Walter Arencibia clinches title with a round to spare Cuban Grandmaster (GM) Walter Arencibia ruled the March edition of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club Blitz Chess Tournament. Arencibia, the 1986 World Junior Chess Champion, scored 9.5 points from 11 games to claim the championship cup against a field of more than 90 players from 16 ... Read More »

Mansour bin Zayed honours sports achievers

ABU DHABI, 24th March 2015 (WAM) – H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs attended this evening the 9th annual ceremony to distribute the grant of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of AED 17.6 million to the sports achievers for the year 2014. In attendance also were H.H. ... Read More »

US chess champion revisits heroic milestone in Dubai

Yasser Seirawan holds Chess lecture for students, parents and coaches at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club Four-time US chess champion Yasser Seirawan gave players, parents and chess coaches in Dubai a rare glimpse into the training regimen of elite chess professionals during a lecture at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club last Thursday. In his first visit to the ... Read More »

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid fetes chess champions

Players, coaches receive incentives from Dubai Sports Council Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Honorary President of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club, recently hosted an awards ceremony and gala dinner to honour members of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club who have won accolades in various national and international ... Read More »

Dubai rules UAE National Women’s Team Championship 2015

WIM Amna Nouman leads Dubai with unbeaten run on the top board Inspired by a commanding performance by the UAE’s most promising lady player, Dubai Chess and Culture Club ruled this year’s UAE National Women’s Team Championship, which concluded over the weekend. The eight-member squad picked up 8.5 points from three matches to claim the championship along with two individual ... Read More »

Chess a solid foundation for UAE to aim for big goals in global mind sports

Dubai Chess and Culture Club officials meet international mind sport luminaries to discuss modern methods to develop world-calibre athletes in the UAE The UAE has strong potential to produce mind sport champions given the right training and support, according to international luminaries from various mind sport disciplines who recently met with Dubai Chess and Culture Club officials to discuss various ... Read More »

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Mahdi Abdul Rahim

IA Mahdi Abdul Rahim of the UAE was awarded the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum award as the best local and Arab Arbiter. He was among 25 winners from the 19 categories chosen by the Board of Trustees of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Awards. In its sixth year, the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Award is the top award in ... Read More »