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37th Lebanese Individual Championship 2011 – Final Stage

Schedule:

Round Date
Time
1 05/09/2011 Monday 7 PM
2 06/09/2011 Tuesday 7 PM
3 07/09/2011 Wednesday 7 PM
4 08/09/2011 Thursday 7 PM
5 09/09/2011 Friday 7 PM
6 11/09/2011 Sunday 7 PM
7 12/09/2011 Monday 7 PM
8 13/09/2011 Tuesday 7 PM
9 14/09/2011 Wednesday 7 PM
Tie-breaks 15/09/2011 Thursday 7 PM

Starting Rank List:

SNo.
Name IRtg FED
1 FM Khairallah Faisal 2283 LIB
2 FM Najjar Ahmad 2267 LIB
3 CM Kassis Antoine 2230 LIB
4 CM Sakr Nassim 2178 LIB
5 CM El Jawich Amro 2155 LIB
6
Maasarani Mahmoud 2111 LIB
7
Nassar Marwan 2072 LIB
8
Shamieh Jamal 2068 LIB
9
Bassel Charaf 2034 LIB
10
Sharbel Marwan 2028 LIB
11
Daniel Kobeissi 2024 LIB
12 FM Chahrour Ibrahim 1966 LIB
13
Akhrass Roland 1946 LIB
14
Adeimi Michel 1895 LIB
15
Haidar Amin 0 LIB
16
Jihad Al Husseini 0 LIB

Congratulations to Faisal Khairallah: Champion of Lebanon for the 5th time!!

By : Charles Kayle And he made it, but not without difficulties. Put yourself in his place. You need just a half point to snatch the title, as, on the neighboring board,  his close competitor Ahmad Najjar had a nearly losing position against Amr ElJawish, and Faisal’s 2 draw offers to his opponent Marwan Nassar …

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Round Pairing and results

Round 4 on 2011/09/08 at 7 PM Bo. SNo.   Name Pts Res. Pts   Name SNo. 1   3 CM Kassis Antoine 2   2½ FM Najjar Ahmad 2 2   1 FM Khairallah Faisal 2   2   Daniel Kobeissi 11 3 12 FM Chahrour Ibrahim 2   2   Shamieh Jamal 8 …

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Round 1 of the 37h Lebanese Individual Championship 2011: Fighting on all boards

By: Charles Kayle The opening ceremony of the final stage of the 37thLebanese individual championship was held in the Naji ElAli hall of Assafir newspapers building, in the presence of Mr. Ahmad Salman, general manager of Assafir Newspapers, and Hajj Nabil Sinno the president of the Lebanese Chess Federation, and other members of LCF board. …

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Round 1: Pairing and Results

Round 1 on 05/09/2011 at 7 p.m: Pairings: Bo. SNo. Name Pts Res. Pts Name SNo. 1 9 Bassel Charaf 0 0 FM Khairallah Faisal 1 2 2 FM Najjar Ahmad 0 0 Sharbel Marwan 10 3 11 Daniel Kobeissi 0 0 CM Kassis Antoine 3 4 4 CM Sakr Nassim 0 0 FM Chahrour …

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Round 2 of the 37th Lebanese Individual Championship 2011: A mini-miniature by Adeimi and 2 solid draws by Shamiyeh and Shahrour

By: Charles Kayle Round 2 witnessed a lot of curious and interesting position on different boards. On board one, a Scandinavian Defense was played by Jamal Shamiyeh, as Black, against the top seeded FM Faisal Khairallah. A Bagirov system of the Alekhine defense was adopted by the former, and after 12 moves the following position …

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Round 2: Pairing and Results

Pairing: Bo. SNo. Name Pts Res. Pts Name SNo. 1 1 FM Khairallah Faisal 1 1/2-1/2 1 Shamieh Jamal 8 2 7 Nassar Marwan 1 0-1 1 FM Najjar Ahmad 2 3 3 CM Kassis Antoine 1 1/2-1/2 1 FM Chahrour Ibrahim 12 4 5 CM El Jawich Amro ½ 1/2-1/2 ½ Maasarani Mahmoud 6 …

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Round 3 of the 37th Lebanese Individual Chess Championship 2011 :Najjar escapes from a sure defeat

By : Charles Kayle   What a round! During several years of chess competitions, I have  witnessed  on several occasions a lot of games played by Ahmad Najjar, who, when reaching  critical or lost positions,  found a certain way to save his scalp and even emerged victorious. But this game is much more different. It …

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Round 3 Pairing and results

Round 3 on 2011/09/07 at 7 Pm Bo. SNo.   Name Pts Res. Pts   Name SNo. 1 2 FM Najjar Ahmad 2 ½  -  ½ 1½ FM Khairallah Faisal 1 2 8   Shamieh Jamal 1½ ½  -  ½ 1½ CM Kassis Antoine 3 3 12 FM Chahrour Ibrahim 1½ ½  -  ½ 1½ …

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Round 4 of the 37th Lebanese Individual Chess Championship 2011 : 3 x-champions are share the lead and Roland Akhrass creates his own miniature

By :  Charles Kayle A draw by 3-moves repetition was the result of the encounter on the first board between Antoine Kassis (White) and Ahmad Najjar, who countered 1 e4 of Kassis by adopting the Pirc defense in his own creative way, transposing it to the Schmid Benoni. This opening strategy forced Kassis to delve …

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Round 4 Pairing and Results

Round 4 on 2011/09/08 at 7 PM Bo. SNo.   Name Pts Res. Pts   Name SNo. 1 3 CM Kassis Antoine 2 ½  -  ½ 2½ FM Najjar Ahmad 2 2 1 FM Khairallah Faisal 2 1  -  0 2   Daniel Kobeissi 11 3 12 FM Chahrour Ibrahim 2 0  -  1 2 …

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Round 5 of the Lebanese Individual Chess Championship 2011: Najjar and Khairallah share the lead, Maasarani wins an inspiring endgame

By : Charles Kayle Conducting the white pieces, Ahmad Najjar won his game against the solid Jamal Shamiyeh, pushing him to join a punch of players with one clear point difference afar from him. The English Opening was adopted by Najjar, countered by a classical queen’s gambit formation fromShamiyeh. By the later played some hesitated …

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Round 5 Pairing and Results

Bo. SNo.   Name Pts Res. Pts   Name SNo. 1 2 FM Najjar Ahmad 3 1  -  0 3   Shamieh Jamal 8 2 13   Akhrass Roland 2½ 0  -  1 3 FM Khairallah Faisal 1 3 9   Bassel Charaf 2½ ½  -  ½ 2½ CM Kassis Antoine 3 4 11   …

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Round 6 of the 37th Lebanese Individual Chess Championship 2011: Khairallah and Najjar kept the lead

By : Charles Kayleh Round 6 saw no change in the leaders of the Lebanese Championship, where Ahmad Najjar and Faisal Khairallah kept their position intact, though the former game was easily played, the latter’s one contained a lot of tough fights.     The board 1 game between the 4-times champion Faisal Khairallah (White) …

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Round 6 Pairing and Results

   Round 6 on 2011/09/12 at 7 PM Bo. SNo.   Name Pts Res. Pts   Name SNo. 1 1 FM Khairallah Faisal 4 1  -  0 3 CM El Jawich Amro 5 2 14   Adeimi Michel 3 0  -  1 4 FM Najjar Ahmad 2 3 3 CM Kassis Antoine 3 ½  -  ½ …

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Round 7 of the 37th Lebanese Individual Chess Championship 2011: Khairallah sole leader

By: Charles Kayle The encounters of the 7th round produced an important change in the after-round-7 standing of the 37th Lebanese individual championship. On the first board, BasselSharaf, playing with the black pieces, faced the English defense adopted by his opponent Ahmad Najjar during the tournament and equalized easily after some passive play from the …

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Round 7 Pairing and Results

Round 7 on 2011/09/12 at 7 PM Bo. SNo.   Name Pts Res. Pts   Name SNo. 1 2 FM Najjar Ahmad 5 ½  -  ½ 4   Bassel Charaf 9 2 6   Maasarani Mahmoud 3½ 0  -  1 5 FM Khairallah Faisal 1 3 13   Akhrass Roland 3½ +  -  – 3½ …

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Round 8 of the 37th Lebanese Individual Chess Championship 2011: Khairallah still in the lead

By : Charles Kayle This penultimate round witnessed, on the first board, a decisive game for the leader Faisal Khairallah, where he faced with the white pieces the seeded number 3 Antoine Kassis. Faisal adopted the English opening, to be countered by the English defense! Antoine tried to generate a certain attack based on his …

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Round 8 Pairing and Results

Round 8 on 2011/09/13 at 7 PM Bo. SNo.   Name Pts Res. Pts   Name SNo. 1 1 FM Khairallah Faisal 6   4½ CM Kassis Antoine 3 2 13   Akhrass Roland 4½   5½ FM Najjar Ahmad 2 3 9   Bassel Charaf 4½   3½   Maasarani Mahmoud 6 4 8 …

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