Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Shakhbout Al Nahyan has won the presidency of the Asian Chess Federation by acclamation for a fifth term until 2026, after closing the door for candidacy for the elections without any competitor applying for the position of president.
Carlsen stamped his authority and registered victory by winning the 11th game of the 14-game series in their $2.3 million competition held at Dubai's Expo 2020.
A sellout crowd turned up to watch as the competitors alternated brawn and brain, three-minute rounds of boxing giving way to mini-chess bouts across a maximum 11 rounds, the whole thing ending either with a knockout -- or a checkmate.
Dripping with sweat, gasping for breath and desperately trying to refocus after fending off hooks and throwing uppercuts, Nikopol warily moves his bishop across the chessboard...
Grand Master Maxim Matlakov of Russia won the 8-way tie to take the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup and the top prize of $13,000 in the 21st Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai.
Former Dubai Open champion Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli of Venezuela climbed to a share of the lead with three others after completion of seven rounds of the 21st Dubai Open Chess Championship at the Dubai Chess Club on Sunday.
100 best players from around the globe including Russia’s former world champion Andrey Selivanov and Azerbaijani Grandmasters Gadir Guseinov and Eltaj Safarli
Chess players from Poland completed a clean sweep after claiming the top three spots at the third edition of the Fujairah Chess Endurance Championship and World Solving Chess
The camp offers a number of online training programme’s under the supervision of international trainers including Greek Grandmaster Efstratios Grivas, FIDE Senior Trainer and International Arbiter.
Ncube accepted the invitation and both sides agreed that a close cooperation should take place between the two sides. Both Sheikh Saud and Ncube also agreed to exchance technical expertise and hosting some friendship chess tournaments.