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2013 Arab Individual Chess Championship –Abou Dhabi:

Stronger than ever!!

With 18 titled players from 20 in the Open section, and 14 from 19 ones in the Women’s, this championship can be ranked as the strongest in the history Arab individual championships. With 4 Grand Masters, 5 International Masters, 7 Fide Masters and 2 Candidate Masters, the Open (Men) section prestige is guaranteed. Just scroll down to check the after-round6-standing to see what I meant.

As I am writing this article after finish of the 6th round of the classical chess, the Lebanese participants are still in the race at the top boards, although not without some irritating setbacks. But always look at the positive side.

In the Women section, WFM Maya Jalloul, seeded 9th, is now in the 6th place. Her loss today to the Egyptian WGM Mona Khaled, seeded 3rd, was due, I think, to the opening, where Maya played poorly, enabled Mona a free hand on the king side. But take a look at Maya’s game with Algerian WIM Amina Mezioud: a crushing game, pleased to watch. Maya has now 3.5 points out of 6.

In the Open section, FM Ibrahim Chahrour, seeded 18th, is now in the 7h position!! I was very pleased with his game of round 5 against the strong Jordanian IM Sami Safarini, in which Ibrahim, from a dull-reputed exchange French defense, succeeded in generating a strong initiative, transformed into a strong attack on the center and the king side. Even today’s solid draw against the experienced Qatari Grand Master Mohammed El-Sayed is another proof what the new young generation of the Lebanese players can do. Just one regret: The Presence of an accompanying trainer to the player is missing, which is a must in this important and prestigious event as the Arab championship. I hope that this message will reach the VIPs in the LCF, as I am sure that they will fill this important gap.

One curious thing is worth to mention: In the first round, Ibrahim was paired to play as Black against the Yemeni IM Basheer Al-Qudaimi. But the later failed to appear. So Ibrahim won by Forfeit. I think you can guess what I am going to say now: The pairing of the 7th round put both players facing each other! But with reversed colors.

All the good luck for Maya and Ibrahim in the remaining rounds.

Rank after Round 6:

Women Section:

Rk. SNo Name FED RtgI Pts.
1 1
GM Zhu Chen QAT 2479 6
2 3
WGM Mona Khaled EGY 2084 5
3 5
WGM Wafa Shrook EGY 2010 4
4 7
WIM Fuad Kamel Jamaliah Natalie JOR 1994 4
5 8
WIM Latreche Sabrina ALG 1978 4
6 9
WFM Jalloul Maya M. LIB 1920 4
7 6
WIM Dahdal Lougain JOR 2002 4
8 13
WFM Jalaluldeen Kareen Kamal J. IRQ 1763 4
9 2
WIM Al-Rufaye Iman Hasan Mohammed IRQ 2157 4
10 4
WIM Mezioud Amina ALG 2048 3
11 12
Razan Alshaeby JOR 1840 3
12 15
Gharib Alia Ali UAE 1748 3
13 10
WFM Alattar Ghayda M. JOR 1914 3
14 16
Al-Zarouni Aisha UAE 1691 3
15 17
Salem Amna UAE 1683 3
16 11
WIM Al-Zarouni Kholoud Essa UAE 1888 2
17 14
WFM Gameel Amal YEM 1752 2
18 18
WCM Awad Omaima YEM 1641 2
19 19
Anwar Albzoor PLE 0 1

Open Section:

Rk. SNo Name FED RtgI Pts.
1 1
GM Amin Bassem EGY 2654 6
2 12
CM Faisal Abdulla UAE 2247 5
3 6
IM Haddouche Mohamed ALG 2475 5
4 3
GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2564 4
5 8
IM Al Qudaimi Basheer YEM 2395 4
6 5
GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2491 4
7 18
FM Chahrour Ibrahim LIB 2042 4
8 4
IM Shoker Samy EGY 2497 4
9 11
FM Alhuwar Jasem UAE 2265 4
10 2
GM Al-Modiahki Mohamad QAT 2571 3
11 14
FM Khouri Ibrahim Mohamed UAE 2223 3
12 17
Al-Hajiri Bader KUW 2071 3
13 15
FM Ayyad Husain BRN 2191 3
14 10
FM Elarbi Abobker LBA 2295 3
15 13
FM Abdulwahhab Ahmed Abdulsattar IRQ 2242 3
16 20
Al-Takrori Husam PLE 2035 3
17 9
IM Khader Sami JOR 2378 3
18 7
IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2400 2
19 19
FM Abdalsalam Abubukr SUD 2039 2
20 16
CM Hamam Brahim MTN 2077 0

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Maya

2013 Arab Individual Chess Championship –Abu Dhabi

Keep your eyes open on this guy! I am sure that that what the spectators, not only of the last round but even much earlier, have started to say to each other, as they are following Ibrahim Chahrour’s creative and aggressive moves. Even with his 4.5 points (a 50% score), he took the 7th place, …

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