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Monday, December 12, 2011

GMs Mohamad Al Modiahki and Zhu Chen win Arab Games Blitz chess 2011

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Hello everyone,

The latest tournament chess news via Fide was that the 12th Arab Games 2011 are being held from December 9 to 23, 2011 in Doha (Qatar). The chess event includes blitz, rapid individual chess championships and classical chess team championship among women and men.

The nine-round chess blitz tournament saw 32 chess players including 5 Grandmasters: Adly Ahmed and Amin Baseem of Egypt, Mohamad Al-Modiahki and Mohammed Al-Sayed of Qatar and Salem A. R. Saleh of UAE. The women’s event included one of the strongest female Grandmasters of the world – the Ex Women’s World Champion Zhu Chen representing Qatar followed by WIM Al-Rufaye Iman Hasan Mohammed of Iraq and WGM Mona Khaled of Egypt. The Qatari Grandmaster Mohamad Al Modiahki won the open section with the silver medal going to Ahmed Adly of Egypt. Another Grandmaster representing Qatar Mohammed Al-Sayed took the bronze medal. Zhu Chen won the women's blitz competition. The Iraqi WGM Al-Rufaye Iman Hasan Mohamed won the silver medal while WFM Elamri Laila of Morocco was third. 

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