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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 »

Grandmasters compete in UAE National Day Rapid Chess Championship

110 players from 20 countries vie for the championship Cup Dubai, UAE (November 30, 2015) – Dubai Chess and Culture Club today hosts the 44th UAE National Day Rapid Chess Championship with close to 110 players from 20 countries vying for the top prizes. The three-day tournament, hosted by the club every year to celebrate the founding anniversary of the UAE, ... Read More »

UAE coach Ivan Sokolov tops National Sports Day Blitz Tournament

Faisal Al Abdouli crowned best player among Dubai chess players Dubai, UAE (November 26, 2015) – Top-seed Grandmaster (GM) Ivan Sokolov from the Netherlands ruled Wednesday’s UAE National Sports Day Blitz Tournament at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. Sokolov, coach of the UAE national team, scored 6.5 points after a blazing 6-0 spurt, capped by a pivotal win over ... Read More »

Dubai’s Saeed Ishaq rules UAE President’s Cup chess championship

Ishaq completes rare sweep of the UAE’s premier individual chess titles this year Dubai, UAE (November 22, 2015) – Fide Master (FM) Saeed Ishaq continued one of the most amazing comebacks in UAE chess history after winning the UAE President’s Cup last Saturday, securing his third major championship of the year. Ishaq had a near-perfect score of 6.5 points in ... Read More »

Club reports record turnout in the third edition of the Beginners Chess Tournament 2015

UAE’s Darmaki Latifah, India’s Gowtham Ramamoorthy and Russia’s Aleksandr Lutsenko win gold medals in Dubai Chess and Culture Club’s age-group series Emirati kiddie player Darmaki Latifah led the winners at the third edition of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club’s Beginners Chess Tournament 2015, which concluded Saturday with a record number of participants. Latifah, representing the host club, won the ... Read More »

Marvin Marcos wins October Blitz Tournament

100 players from more than a dozen nationalities take part in Fide-rated event Marvin Marcos dominated the field to rule the Fide-rated blitz chess tournament organized by Dubai Chess and Culture Club on Friday (October 9). Seeded tenth at the start of the event, the Dubai-based Filipino chef scored ten points on nine wins and two draws in the 11-round Swiss ... Read More »

Dubai Chess organises Fide-rated blitz tournament

Club’s students to compete with Dubai’s top-rated players Dubai Chess and Culture Club will host a Fide-rated blitz tournament open to all nationalities on October 9 starting at 17:00  at the club’s main playing hall. According to the Cheif Arbiter , Saeed Yousuf, the tournament is part of the club’s year-end activities and is in line with its aim to promote chess in the ... Read More »