Australian, Emirati win Asian Amateurs Chess in Sydney
The Unrated Amateur Championship was won by Tarek Al-Taher of UAE. The event was organised by the Oceania Chess Federation on behalf of the Asian Chess Federation, who awarded Asian Master titles to all three Champions. Full results at Chess Results. The prize-giving was followed by the 2012 Oceania Blitz Championship which was won by Australian IM George Xie.
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