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Arab Individual Championship – Dubai – 2021

Round 6 of Arab Individual Championship – Dubai 2021

Round 6:A quick round As mentioned in the previous reports, the morning games can have negative effects on the players, especially that the time control is of just one period to finish the game, leading to more mistakes in the play. After the tense morning games, the Lebanese encounter Amr – Akram resulted in a …

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Arab Individual Championship - Dubai 2021 – Round 1

A successful start After a long break from over-the-board play, due to Covid-19, the Arab Individual Championship 2021, held in Dubai, was a great opportunity to the Lebanese players to touch the pieces over a real board, feel the real struggle, and what the real chess is all about. Representing Lebanon were: in the Women …

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Arab Individual Championship – Dubai 2021 - Round 5

Arab Individual Championship – Dubai 2021 Round 5 morning clashes: A perfect game by Akram Khoder No one wants to play slow and patient game. Everyone wants to attack and try to collect a win in order to improve his position in the intermediate ranking before the start of the second half of the championship. …

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Arab Individual Championship – Dubai 2021 Round 8

Round 8: Miscalculation everywhere If you have a weak heart, please take a pill do reduce the horror and panic before scrolling down the games moves. I will be short in words as much as possible so the pill can take effect. Akram, playing White against the Algerian FM Ilias Saim Mohamed, profited from his …

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Arab Individual Championship – Dubai 2021 – Round 7

Round 7: A wild round This is the least description that came to my mind to describe this round. You could add (crazy), (unbelievable), (stunning), etc. Just look at the moves played by not only the Lebanese players, but also by his opponents. The engine was switching his evaluation after each half-move from equal, to …

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Final round of Arab Individual Championship – Dubai 2021

Final round: Back to Earth Every professional player, even an amateur, knows how important the preparation for the final round is. This preparation consists of several aspects: technical, physical, and psychological. I won’t delve into each one, as otherwise the report will take some 40 pages or so. Enough to know that the players had …

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Round 2+3: A tough and tiring day

Arab Individual Championship – Dubai 2021 Round 2+3: A tough and tiring day Playing two classical games per day, as every experienced player knows, is very tiring and critical for the player’s performance, not just for the game under going, but also can affect the subsequent rounds results. Add to this, the players will have …

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Round 4: Missed golden opportunities

Arab Individual Championship – Dubai 2021 Round 4: Missed golden opportunities ‘Chess is a hard game’ is a true proverb whatever they say to you. If you don’t agree, just look at today’s games. Hard fights, golden opportunities to win, or to equalize, spent here and there, time trouble over all boards, unnoticed blunders and …

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