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Elite grandmasters rule UAE National Day chess tournament

Poland’s Bartosz Socko edges out Egypt’s Ahmed Adly and UAE’s Salem Saleh via tiebreak to win the title The three highest-rated players withered the tough competition from nearly 200 title pretenders to jointly claim first place in the UAE 46th National Day Rapid Chess Tournament, which concluded recently at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club.   Top-seed Grandmaster (GM) Salem ... Read More »

Former world title contender Vladimir Akopian leads UAE National Day Rapid Chess Tournament

Five grandmasters, 180 players compete in three-day chessfest at Dubai Chess and Culture Club Dubai, UAE (December 2, 2016) – Former world championship contender Grandmaster (GM) Vladimir Akopian of Armenian and Spanish GM Viktor Moskalenko maintained perfect slates to lead more than 180 players from 24 countries competing in the 45th UAE National Day Rapid Chess Tournament at the Sheikh ... Read More »