Hello chess fans! The last time I made a post was yesterday. But I hadn’t the time to really give it a “fresh” look nor write a report. So now I will quickly summarize on what happened on Round 5 and then on Round 6. Followed by pairings and a few pictures.
On round 5, we witnessed Ferdinand Bugay unleash his fury against Dennis Poliquit. Ferdinand defeated Dennis after a long struggle. Most thought they would initially draw, but apparently Ferdinand wanted the win badly. We also witnessed a comical game between Taher Al Khateeb and Nasir Bahamany. Taher, very early in the game, blundered a whole queen for nothing (not even a pawn). Yet instead of resigning, he played for a win. After a few dozen moves, Taher threatened to take the queen with his bishop. Instead of Nasir just moving his queen to safety, he too blundered back his queen. After the queen “trade,” it turned out that Nasir was still a whole bishop up. But by move 70, Nasir blundered again by placing himself into a checkmate. A truly hilarious game. Waleed Al Awadhi was seated next to Taher and he commented about the game by saying, “every little while I heard, ‘Oe Damn!’ I didn’t know whether to focus on my game or look at thiers.” And then we both laughed. EnshAllah, we will put the game when we have the scoresheet in our hand.
On Round 6, we saw Hani Sameih play against Ferdinand Bugay at table 1. There were only a few players without a loss. But by the end of tonights round, only 1 player stands without a single loss or draw. Mr. Hani Samieh has 6.0 points out of a total 6 rounds. For round 7, Hani Sameih will be pitted against the Kuwaiti Champ, Bader Al Hajeri. It will truly be an exciting game. The one question remains, will Al Hajeri take down the current winner. Or will Hani will the tournament with a perfect score? Stay tuned in to KuwaitChess.net to find out.
And here is the Round 7 Pairings:
- Bader Al Hajeri (5.0 pts) vs. Hani Sameih (6.0 pts)
- Ferdinand Bugay vs. Ahmad Jad Al Rab
- Dennis Poliqut vs. Eid Mohammed (4.5 pts)
- M. Abdulmohsin vs. Ahmed Hosni
- Imad Abdulatief vs. Taher Al Khateeb (4.0 pts)
- Al Sayed Anwar vs. Florentino Silao
- Mohammad Jabr vs. Dr. Ahmad Al Shekhani
- Khaled Khan vs. Edgar Benities
- Asfand Khan vs. Waleed Al Awadhi
- Fayiq Kanan vs. Ferdinand Laming (3.5 pts)
- Emmanuel Ygpuara vs. Hamada Al Wakiel
- Khaled Hashem vs. Faizur Rahman (3.0 pts)
- Sajan Varguese vs. Nizar Kanan
- Basir Cosain vs. Kennith Tasadao
- Omran Al Moussawi vs. Samuel Santos
- Hamdi Faraj vs. Waheed Hilal
- Nasser Maqseed vs. Abdulrahman AL Ibrahim
- Basim Zaki vs. Oliver John (2.5 pts)
- Abdulaziz Al Sinafi vs. Naser Bahamany (2.0 pts)
- Abdulwahab Al Atiqi vs. Nanda Kumar
- Zaid Al Marafi vs. Bader Al Khaldi
- Hashem Hussain (1.5 pts) vs. Imad Fawzi
- Abdulmohsin Al Meshari vs. Amin Yamout (1.0 pts)
- Ahmad Abdou 1:0 BYE
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PAIRINGS WILL BE CHANGED BECAUSE THERE SEEMS TO BE AN ERROR. LABIB OBAID PLAYED ON ROUND 6 YET HE ISN’T ON THE ROUND 7 LIST. AS I SAID BEFORE, THE LIST MIGHT BE ALTERED ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT. I HAVE CONTACTED KHALAF AL AZMI AND HE IS LOOKING INTO THE MATTER.
I will post the pictures soon enshAllah. Have a great day.
Update One: Labib Obaid has voluntarily relieved himself from the rest of the tournament. A nice and wonderful gesture. He showed respect not only to the chess club but also to the other players. Its not proper for someone to leave the tournament without first excusing himself and reporting it to the arbitor. Other people pay to play. So if you leave and not tell anyone, you are leaving that player hanging in the air. So Thanks to Mr. Obaid for informing the arbitor of his release. Hashem Khan also has been absent several times. So he would probably be removed from participating from the rest of the tournament.
RULES TO KNOW: If you miss two games in a row, your entry will be removed from the rest of the tournament (only the current tournament). If you miss three games total (not in a row), you also have your name removed from the rest of the tourney. However, the people removed from a particuliar tournament can still participate in future games.