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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

When Chess Tournament has Prize Distribution after 1 AM!

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Hi everyone,

The Armed Forces Officers' Club will organise the Ramadan Open Chess tournament from July 22-25 July 2012, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club, at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhab, UAE with four separate tournaments - $8,000 Masters tournament, $2,000 Ladies tournament, $2,000 Youth tournament and $1,300 Blitz tournament.

The Ramadan Chess Tournaments are open to all chess players from around the world. For registration contact Zuhair Ahmad ( +971-50-6113117), Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club; Tel: + 971-2-6331110; Fax: +971-2-6333040, E-Mail:; Website: 

But, do you know what's unique about this chess tournament? Possibly nowhere in the world is the prize distribution of a chess tournament held after 1 am (beyond midnight)! That is because, during the fasting month of Ramadan, Islamic cities bustle with activity after sunset when the fast has been broken!

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