There have been unconfirmed “rumor” reports that the Kuwait Chess Federation will host the National Kuwait Chess Tournament to finally have an OFFICIAL top players list sometime by the end of this year.
All details are unclear. But what is clear is that the idea will move forward sometime within the next few months. And with the tournament, we will actually have the Official Kuwaiti Chess Champion(s).
We didn’t have a tournament like this for approximately 10 years. The last one was won by the current Champion, Bader Al Hajeri, in the year 2003. And in 2002, Taher Al Khateeb won.
So the real question is, will Bader win again, or will Taher retake the title, or even more surprising, will there be a new champion?
Only time will tell.
This tournament will be open to Kuwaitis and to players of all ages and to women as well. We need an Official Woman’s Chess Champion too !
Stay tuned for more updates on this crucial tournament.