The 22nd edition of the Dubai Open Chess Championship, organized by the Dubai Chess and Culture Club, kicked off yesterday evening, with the participation of 170 players, including 100 international title holders.
The results of the first round resulted in great control of the master players over the lower-ranked players, as the Russian first-ranked Alexander Pridky defeated the American Chop Jayesh Lada, and the Iranian Muhammad Tabatabai managed to beat the Indian Ujas Kulkarni, and the Indian Brajananda beat the Iranian Reza Mahdavi, while the Argentine Sandro managed Mariko from the victory over the Iranian Bardia Vessi.
Among the results of the Arab players, the Egyptian Ahmed Adly defeated the Emirati Salem Ghuloom, and the Yemeni Al-Qadimi defeated the Omani Amer Al-Ma’ashani.
In the most prominent results of the 26 Emirati players, Ibrahim Sultan tied with Indian Aditya Mittal, Saeed Ishaq beat Salem Abdul Rahim, and Imran Al Hosani beat Yahya Al Kaf.
The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, Vice President of the International Federation and President of the Arab Federation, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, Saeed Hareb, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Chess Club, Khalid Ali Al Falasi, President of the Emirates Federation, Tarim Matar, and President of Abu Dhabi Chess Club, Hussain Khoury, and a number of officials.
• 100 male and female players holding international titles participate in the “Dubai Championship”.
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