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Marlon Mortel wins Dubai Chess and Culture Club Under-2000 Tournament

Club students compete against top untitled players from 12 countries Dubai Chess and Culture Club on Monday concluded the March Under-2000 Tournament, which gathered nearly 90 players from 12 countries for a tune-up competition ahead of next month’s widely anticipated 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament. Mohamed El Husseiny, Executive Director of Dubai Chess and Culture Club, and Abdulkareem Al Marzouqi ... Read More »

Dubai students haul 32 medals in Schools Chess Championships

Dubai Chess and Culture Club and Dubai Educational Zone students dominated the first Schools Chess Championships held at the Sharjah Chess and Cultural Club. A total of 144 students from various school districts took part in the nationwide chess festival. Students from Dubai won a total of 32 medals – 12 gold, 8 silver and 12 bronze. Girls Grade Place ... Read More »

Dubai Chess & Culture Club honours best students of the month

More than 80 players competed in January edition of the monthly U-1500 junior rapid chess championship   Dubai Chess & Culture Club recently awarded the best players for the month of January and the year’s inaugural champions of the monthly age group rapid chess championships for players rated below 1500 during a special ceremony at the club’s Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al ... Read More »

Dubai Chess Club receives excellence award for 2015

Al Bannai: Club remains committed to develop modern and pioneering approach in chess training and development in the UAE Dubai Chess and Culture Club has received the award of excellence for 2015 from the UAE Chess Federation for its impressive achievements and its pioneering efforts to promote chess and provide world-class training to the youth. According to Ibrahim Al Bannai, ... Read More »

18th Dubai Open Chess Tournament starts registration

World’s leading grandmasters to compete for the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup in the region’s longest-running elite chess open Dubai, UAE (January 13, 2016) – Dubai Chess and Culture Club has opened the registration for the 18th Dubai Open Chess Tournament – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup, which will be held from April 10-20, 2016, at the ... Read More »

Children complete specialised chess training in Jumeirah

Dubai Chess and Culture Club partners with Iqraa Arabic Language Centre in grassroots chess training program Dubai Chess and Culture Club recently completed a six-week training program for children 6-10 years old held at the Iqraa Language Centre ​​in Sunset Mall, Jumeirah. The chess course for beginners provided a total of 10 hours of top-notch instruction from the club’s renowned ... Read More »

Emirati Grandmaster Salem Saleh wins UAE National Rapid Chess Tournament

UAE coaches Ivan Sokolov and Elmar Magerramov take runner-up spots Final rankings (top 15) 1. GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2680 – 8.0 2. GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2620 – 7.5 3. GM Magerramov Elmar AZE 2534 – 7.0 4. GM Arencibia Rodriguez Walter CUB 2532 – 7.0 5. FM Saeed Ishaq UAE 2259 – 7.0 6. Dimarucut Francis Erwin PHI 2124 – 7.0 7. Abtini Hasan SYR 2035 7.0 8. FM Somoff Abdo ... Read More »

Emirati GM Salem Saleh beats 3 GMs in in the 44th UAE National Day Tournament

Emirati ace GM Saleh Salem maintains perfect six-point slate heading into the final three rounds at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club Top 14 rankings after six rounds 1. GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2680 – 6.0 2. GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2620 – 5.5 3. GM Grivas Efstratios GRE 2482 – 5.0 4. GM Magerramov Elmar AZE 2534 5.0 5. GM Lazarev Vladimir FRA 2467 – 5.0 6. FM Saeed Ishaq ... Read More »