Dubai: Emirati Grandmaster (GM) Salem Saleh extended his superb form this season to win the 44th UAE National Day Rapid Chess
Championship racing past several top Grandmasters in a field of more than 110 players from over 20 countries.
Among the players are Grandmaster and former world champion Vladimir Kramnik from Russia, Grandmaster Giri Anish from Netherlands who is the highest ranked player in the Qatar Masters, former world rapid chess
champion Grandmaster Mamedyarov Shakhriyar, Grandmaster Antoaneta Stefanova from Bulgaria, former women's world champion and Grandmaster Zhu Chen from Qatar, to name a few.
Kazakhstan men's team in rapid chess
won gold and women's team won silver and bronze medals in the Cup of Asian Nations held in Iran, the press service of the Chess Federation of Kazakhstan said.
Muscat: The International Chess Academy of Oman (ICAO) was established in Muttrah last Saturday with the organisation marking the occasion with the first Oman Rapid Chess
AYYAD brothers Hussain and Maher dominated the seniors division in the Bahrain International Open Rapid Chess
Championship, which was held at Golden Tulip Bahrain Hotel.
Three of the four rapid chess
games were drawn but the 42-year-old Indian edged out his challenger in the second game.
Won Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess
Championships five times and the Amber Rapid seven times.
Pakistans chess legend and 12-time National Champion Mahmood Ahmed Lodhi will be defending his crown in the 4-day championship which comprised of eight rounds and will be played on rapid chess
Should Topalov and Anand play to a tie, they will be handed four more rounds of tiebreak, of rapid chess
Games last ten minutes compared to one hour in Rapid chess
or six hours in the standard chess.
Chandra is the highest ranked junior rapid chess
player in the country, and is among the leading junior blitz players in both online and on-board chess.
I CONGRATULATE Viswanathan Anand for defending his World Chess Championship title after beating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in the four-game Rapid Chess