New Tournament At The Kuwait Chess Federation!!

The Kuwait Chess Federation is sponsoring tournament starting next week.

Here are the details:

  • The tournament starts on Monday the 29th of March.
  • Starting Times: 7:00PM every round.
  • Rounds: 9
  • Time Control: 60 min + 20 sec.
  • Entrance Fee: 5 KD
  • Prizes: The prize fund is $600 and the top 5 players get cash rewards. 
  • With 1st place getting $200!


Registration: OPEN! Contact Sami Ayoub to register. His number is 6666 1949.



Tournament Dates: (4 games a week)

  • Round 1: Monday – 29/03
  • Round 2: Wednesday – 31/03
  • Round 3: Thursday – 01/04
  • Round 4: Saturday – 03/04
  • Round 5: Monday – 05/04
  • Round 6: Wednesday – 07/04
  • Round 7: Thursday – 08/04
  • Round 8: Saturday – 10/04
  • Round 9: Monday 12/04 + Prize Distribution (After the games are done!)


Registration: OPEN! Contact Sami Ayoub to register. His number is 6666 1949.



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About Khaled

I am a chess fan who would like to see chess grow in Kuwait. I am sure there are a lot of people like me here and this site is for you.

27 thoughts on “New Tournament At The Kuwait Chess Federation!!

  1. OLIVER says:


  2. Khaled says:

    Yes Boss!!

  3. eman says:

    anyway…updating this wont be very hard….time to time khalid i can write some articles and send it to you…..regarding some tournaments result….seems that you have been very busy this past weeks huh my friend????

  4. Khaled says:

    Thanks manny! I appreciate it. And writing reports can be tiring. Because it requires much more then just writing stuff. I’ll explain it when I see ya.

  5. Percy Dsilva says:

    Why isn’t FIDE being open here in kuwait?They have FIDE tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Manama.The Kuwait Chess Federation must request the FIDE organisation to conduct open tournaments in kuwait so the chess players can get a FIDE rating.These local tournaments won’t give anybody much exposure and experience.Its just a regular street fighting game.

  6. Khaled says:

    This is a big issue that the Federation has been trying to combat with for ages!
    The lack of funds for the KCF added much to the fact we’re not recognized internationally.
    Hopefully, by the end of the year we should ave enough resources to have bigger events.
    Until then, “street fights” as you shouldn’t be hard for strong players. Why not come down and check out the competition 🙂

    • Percy Dsilva says:

      Thanks Khaled for your valuable insight on the status of the KCF and its pros and cons.I am sure there must be some governing body or organisation that can back up chess and encourage it for the FIDE recognition.Kuwait is very rich in funds i heard ,preserved in many avenues.I am sure its all bureacracy.

      As for your invitation to KCF to play in Chess,I humbly have to decline as I wish i could come since i know i can come in “first place” as I am FIDE rated by the Portugese chess association as “IM”.I am right now in Abu Dhabi.If i knew about this sooner,I could make a visit and i would play 2 or 3 rounds.This tournament is too lengthy.In October 2008,couple of players from Kuwait did come and play At Dubai and I saw them play, it was terrible and a crushing defeat for them especially Bader,Waleed and some other people.I met Bader,he is a fine gentleman but his games were not that impressive.So if the number one guy in chess is Bader.I can imagine how strong the rest of the players will be.:)

      Kuwait chess players are nothing compared to the FIDE rated players in U.A.E.I am a “IM” in FIDE language and I could whip you guys like whipcream.So Mr.Samboy alias Playboy alias gameboy,I invite you to a FIDE open tournament held in Abu Dhabi in July 2010.I will see you there.I dare you to come there,then we will see who is the so called professional or street fighter.

      • Samboy says: mr, Fide Percy.. may i know what’s ur rating in Fide that ur talking..and let me tell u ur inviting me to ur place to play with you have money to provide my ticket..hehehe u inviting one of the ace player of the street fighter… or u really wantesd to play who’s da real figter come in see me in with my colleaque i am present u mr, “totoeman” one of the ace fighter! if u defeat him.. then u can face on me hehehe

        HAVE A NICE DAY!!!! Percy see u around…
        hello chess fans..!!!! dont mind it these is an only games hehehe batle of the brain! send my regard to kazparov…

  7. Samboy says:

    ohh! yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh.. why u did’nt come down here and try the “combat street fighter!!! hehehe go!go khaled! huh..! a chess battle i mean..percy why u dont try to join us here…to see ur move in chess board..???? come in join us!!!!!!!! see yahhhhh..

    percy..if u allow ur self to visit our chess club u can go to FCAK u can see da real street fighter on chess!!! hehe adios amigo! as sallam vista baby!!!

    ps. hello chess loverss!!!

  8. eman says:

    well be here to welcome you with lots of surprises….you are even welcome to thr filipino chess association in kuwait at salhiya….thats the real street chess,Percy Dsilva … are always welcome…..sammy boy!!!!…..

  9. eman says:

    may it be recognize by FIDE or not,the ost important thing is that we play chess because we love this game…..for the love of the game!!!!

  10. Khaled says:

    LOOL! You gotta love this game. Percy, don’t underestimate the players here. It would look really bad for you to be defeated by one of “us,” street players. Hehehe.
    But to be honest, I won’t deny the fact that Kuwait doesn’t have quality players. Chess is still neglected and that’s why the players suffer.
    Anyways, whether it’s July 2010 or July 2030, one of these days, a Kuwaiti player will whoop your butt Percy 🙂
    And thanks for visiting the site. And i really appreciate your comments.

  11. Hamed says:

    This is for Percy Dsilva: Peaple who talk highly about themselves usually are not so. Anyway, this internet age. If you are FIDE IM, your name will be found in the FIDE site (for example, in ). However, your name is not only not there, but it’s nowhere in the web, which is odd for an IM. I realy believe that you are either joking or just a showy person. Also, I don’t know Bader personally, but I saw his game which was posted on this site during last tournament and it was of a high quality. I dare you play 10 rounds with him!!

  12. Ahmed Hosny says:

    And this is for you Hamed:

    Thanks very’ve said what I was about to say!
    A nice and respectable replay by you!
    But frankly I agree with Dsilva that there must be someone will care about chess and encourage it for the FIDE recognition,
    or at least to see Kuwait in the next chess olympiad! like Angola, Botswana , or Palestine!

    Tell this dreams come true, I am proud of being a street fighter!
    and as Eman said: for the love of the game.

    Thanks again.

    Ahmed Hosny

  13. toto-eman says:

    Mr. Percy Dsilva….it doesnt matter what title you have tucked in your belt,what matters most is that the way you play and the way you speak…..the way you speak is you… dont have to downgrade CHESS here in KUWAIT,its the government’s decision on what sports to support… you think if this state is supported well in this sport do you think you will only see 1 bader?….there might have been 5-15 baders in this state,you are a bit arrogant with your words… are not a chess player,you are a CHEESE EATER…..”A GOOD CHESS PLAYER NEVER EVER UNDER ESTIMATES HIS/HER OPPONENT REGARDLESS OF THERE RATINGS”….you might have been in dubai open,i think not a chess player entered in that competition but a mere SPECTATOR only….i just wanna stretch out to you to give respect even not to the players but to the state of kuwait…..hope you might be enlightened……see you and God bless you….

    • KingLeoIII says:

      For all you chess players of Kuwait.Read this before you go into the tournament hall today at Kuwait chess Federation Good luck to all chess participants

      64 Commandments of Chess
      1. Be aggressive, but play soundly. Don’t take unnecessary chances.
      2. Make sure every move has a purpose.
      3. If you know your opponent’s style, take advantage of it. But, in the final analysis, play the board, not the player.
      4. Don’t ignore your opponent’s moves.
      5. Don’t give needless checks. Check only when it makes sense.
      6. Answer all threats. Try to do so by improving your position and/or posing a counter-threat.
      7. Play for the initiative. If you already have it, maintain it. If you don’t have it, seize it.
      8. When exchanging, try to get at least as much as you give up.
      9. Take with the man of least value, unless there is a definite reason for doing otherwise.
      10. Cut your losses. If you must lose material, lose as little as possible.
      11. If you blunder, don’t give up fighting. After getting the advantage, your opponent may relax and let you escape.
      12. Never play a risky move, hoping your opponent will overlook your threat, unless you have a losing position. In that case, you have nothing to lose.
      13. Rely on your own powers. If you can’t see the point of your opponent’s move, assume there isn’t any.
      14. Don’t sacrifice without good reason.
      15. When you can’t determine whether to accept or decline a sacrifice, accept it.
      16. Attack in number. Don’t rely on just one or two pieces.
      17. Look for double attacks.
      18. Play for the center: guard it, occupy it, influence it.
      19. Fight for the center with pawns.
      20. Don’t make careless pawn moves. In the opening, move as few pawns as necessary to complete your development.
      21. If feasible, move both center pawns two squares each.
      22. In the opening, move only center pawns. Unless the opening system or situation requires otherwise.
      23. Try to develop your Bishops before blocking them in by moving a center pawn just one square.
      24. Develop your pieces quickly, preferably toward the center (especially Knights, which often are “grim on the rim”).
      25. Develop purposefully, and not just for development’s sake.
      26. Don’t waste time or moves. Try to develop a new piece on each turn. Don’t move a piece twice in the opening without good reason.
      27. Try to develop with threats, but don’t threaten pointlessly.
      28. Develop minor pieces early. King-side pieces should usually be developed sooner than Queen-side ones, and Knights before Bishops.
      29. Develop during exchanges.
      30. To exploit an advantage in development, attack.
      31. In the opening, don’t remove your Queen from play to “win” a pawn.
      32. Don’t bring out the Queen too early, unless the natural course of play requires it.
      33. Try to give as much scope to your pieces as possible.
      34. Seize open lines.
      35. Develop Rooks to open files, or to files likely to open.
      36. Castle early.
      37. Try to prevent your opponent’s King from castling. Keep it trapped in the center, especially in open games.
      38. Try to pin your opponent’s pieces. Avoid pins against your own pieces.
      39. Don’t capture pinned pieces until you can benefit from doing so. If possible, try to attack them again, especially with pawns.
      40. After castling, don’t move the pawns in front of your King without specific reason.
      41. To attack the King, pick a target square around it.
      42. When applicable, pick target squares on the color of your unopposed Bishop. (Bishops control squares of only one color. If you have a Bishop that controls dark squares and your opponent has exchanged his corresponding Bishop, your dark-squared Bishop is “unopposed” on those squares.)
      43. Look for tactics especially on squares of the color controlled by your unopposed bishop.
      44. Try to avoid early exchanges of Bishops for Knights.
      45. Double your attacking pieces by building batteries (two or more pieces of like power attacking along the same line). Put queen and Rook(s) on the same file or rank, and Queen and Bishop on the same diagonal.
      46. Build batteries with the less valuable men up front, unless tactics require otherwise.
      47. Maximize the efficiency of your moves. Play flexibly.
      48. To strengthen control of a file, double your major pieces (Rooks and/or Queen) on it.
      49. Determine whether you have an open or closed game, and play accordingly.
      50. Usually play to retain you Bishops in open games, and sometimes Knights in closed games.
      51. To improve the scope of your Bishop, place your pawns on squares opposite in color to it.
      52. Keep your weaknesses on the color opposite to that of your opponent’s strongest Bishop.
      53. Trade when ahead in material or when under attack, unless you have a sound reason for doing otherwise. Avoid trades when behind in material or when attacking.
      54. Choose a plan and stay with it. Change it only if you should or must.
      55. To gain space, you usually have to sacrifice time.
      56. If cramped, free your game by exchanging material.
      57. Trade bad minor pieces for good ones.
      58. If the position is unsettled, disguise your plans: make noncommittal moves.
      59. To gain space or open lines, advance pawns.
      60. If the center is blocked, don’t automatically castle.
      61. If behind in development, keep the game closed.
      62. Try to accumulate small advantages.
      63. Try to dominate the seventh rank, especially with Rooks.
      64. Use the analytic method. When you don’t know what to do, first evaluated the position (as best you can), then ask pertinent questions about your analysis.

  14. Hamed says:

    Thanks Ahmed Hosny for your nice reply and best regards.


  15. Samboy says:

    ma shalah!!!! calm down boy’s

    let’s play da chess..pls! don’t look at ur opponent on his face..while ur playing on first game!!! haha jokeX2…take a break guys

    wishing all the best on this tournament event!

    Good luck to every one!!!

  16. Ahmed Hosny says:

    You’re welcome Hamed, wish to see you soon in a “street fighter” Tournament.
    I was hoping to see you in the current March Tour. in KCF .. why not ?!

    I think the next one will be in Ramadan [sponsored by Taher group].

    And many thanks to Eman for the powerful replay:-).. that was realy great!

    Greetings to KingLeoIII and thanks for the 64 Commandments of Chess, but can you “or anyone” tell me what is the best opening against 1-e4 is it realy the Sicilian Defence [just because it’s the most popular] or e5 is better ? same question goes to 1-d4.
    And how to set fritz11 for the best analyses to a specific position?

    Ahmed Hosny

    • KingLeoIII says:

      Mr. Hosny thank you your added note.Regarding your query,In my opinion

      1.For e4-best reply is e5 if you want to counterattack but its boring,it ends up in a draw.Caro Kann for defence is intresting and French defence can be crampy and messy for black.I would stick with sicilian.Its a very favourable opening.

      2.For D4- best reply in is grunfeld defence.Of course there is benko gambit,queen’s gambit accepted/declined with all variations,Nimzo Indian Defence,Dutch and Benono and maybe many more.

      My advice to you is you have to do statistics on these openings yourself say play 10 games for each opening of all the above mentioned and see tthe winning possibilities and do NIC statistics or regular Statistical analysis like ANOVA.

  17. Ahmed Hosny says:

    Thanks KingLeoIII, this will encourage me for a couple more quest.

    1- What is “ANOVA” ?
    2- I have a pgn file, and it’s unreadable in ChessBase 8 [or latest versions] however it’s readable through fritz11 and ChessBase Reader ???
    The problem is that I’am trying to remove the duplicated games from a huge pgn file, and this is not available feature in fritz11 or ChessBase Reader but only through chessbase8 or latest versions [cb9 or cb10]?
    Briefly.. do you know any other free software that can eliminate and remove duplicated games from a huge pgn file??

    Thanks in advance!

    Ahmed Hosny

  18. attakero says:

    Latest on 7.g4!? SHIROV-SHAVALOV ATTACK

    GM Alexander Morozevich (Russia)-GM Vladimir Kramnik (Russia)
    Tal Memorial, Moscow 2008.08.20
    Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation. Shabalov Attack (D45) · 1-0

    1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 e3 e6 5 Nf3 Nbd7 The extremely popular Semi-Slav Defense. 6 Qc2 Bd6 7 g4!? Shirov’s/Shavalov’s outrageous gambit. Nxg4 Many grandmasters decline, with 7 . . . dxc4. 8 Rg1 Nxh2 9 Nxh2 Bxh2 10 Rxg7 Nf8 With the point that 11 f4?? does not win the Bishop because of 11 . . . Qh4+ 12 Qf2 Qxf2+ 13 Kxf2 Ng6 14 Kg2 Kf8 15 Rxg6 hxg6 16 Be2 g5! 17 Bd2 (intending 18 Rh1) g4! 18 Bxg4 Rg8 19 Kh3 Bd7 20 Rh1 f5 21 Bf3 Bg1. 11 Rg2 Bd6 Several games have shown that 11 . . . Bc7 12 e4 dxc4 13 Be3 gives White ample compensation. 12 e4 Ng6 13 Bg5 Be7 The former world champion chooses sensible moves that keep the position rational. Wild man Morozevich would love 13 . . . f6 14 Bh6 Nh4 15 0-0-0! Nxg2 16 Bxg2, with a tremendous lead in development. 14 Bxe7 Qxe7 15 0-0-0 dxe4 16 Nxe4 f5 Else 17 c5 sets up 18 Nd6+. 17 Nd2 c5! 18 dxc5 Bd7 Rushing to castle. Another critical line begins 18 . . . Qxc5 19 Qc3 Qe5 20 Qa3, stranding Black’s King in the center. Instead of 19 . . . Qe5, too uncomfortable are 19 . . . 0-0 20 Nf3 Qe7 21 Ne5 and 19 . . . Rf8 20 Rh2 Rf7 21 Nf3. 19 b4 0-0-0 20 Rg3 e5 Material is even, but Black’s pawns control more of the center. 21 Rd3 The immediate 21 Ra3 Kb8 does not worry Black. If 22 Nb1!? e4 23 Nc3 Bc6 24 Nd5 Qe5, Black has the edge. Be6?? Kramnik blamed his loss on “basically making just one inaccuracy,” and he’s right. Correct is 21 . . . e4 22 Rd6 Ne5, and it’s doubtful if White’s activity makes up for his inferior pawn structure. 22 Ra3! Suddenly White’s attack is unstoppable. a6 Similar is 22 . . . Kb8 23 Qa4 a6 24 c6. Black cannot survive 24 . . . bxc6 25 Qxa6 Qb7 26 Qa5 (threatening Nd2-b3-c5) or 24 . . . Bc8 25 c5 Rd4 26 cxb7 Qxb7 27 Nc4! Rhd8 28 Nd6. 23 c6 bxc6 After 23 . . . Qxb4 24 cxb7+, Black’s King has no shelter. Neither 24 . . . Qxb7 25 c5 nor 24 . . . Kc7 25 Rxa6 Bd7 26 a3! Qxb7 27 c5 survives. The latter variation might continue 27 . . . Ra8 28 Rb6 Qd5 29 Nc4 Qxc5, when 30 Rb7+! Kxb7 31 Rxd7+ Kc6 32 Qxf5 soon mates. 24 c5 Qg5 25 Rxa6 Kd7 26 Bc4 Bxc4 27 Qxc4 Ne7 28 Kc2 Also decisive is 28 Qf7 Ra8 29 Kc2. Ke8 29 Nf3 Qf6 30 Rd6! Rxd6 Black cannot prevent mate after 30 . . . Qg7 31 Qe6. 31 cxd6, Black Resigns. Black must yield a Rook by 31 . . . Qxd6 32 Ra8+ or allow the finish 31 . . . Ng6 32 Ra8+ Kd7 33 Ra7+ Kd8 34 Qxc6. 1-0

  19. attakero says:

    Best Opening for black and white

    according to botvinnik you must prepare 4 opening system as BLACK for serious tournament – two against 1.e4 and two against 1.d4

    from the book Chess Advantage in Black and White – Larry Kaufman gave 5 rules as a guidelines for Black player

    1. works against move orders
    2. is fully respectable among strong GM
    3. offer good winning chances
    4. does not allow white an easy to the better side of a drawish position
    5. has good result in practice

    he conclude that the semi-slav is perfect opening in response to 1.d4 opening. 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6

    AbuseRe: Best Opening for black and white
    by Attakero on Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:28 am

    according to botvinnik you must prepare 4 opening system as BLACK for serious tournament – two against 1.e4 and two against 1.d4

    from the book Chess Advantage in Black and White – Larry Kaufman gave 5 rules as a guidelines for Black player

    1. works against move orders
    2. is fully respectable among strong GM
    3. offer good winning chances
    4. does not allow white an easy to the better side of a drawish position
    5. has good result in practice

    he conclude that the semi-slav is perfect opening in response to 1.d4 opening. 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6

    The Chess Advantage In Black And White
    Author: Larry Kaufman
    498 pages
    McKay (2004)

    on this book is selling for over $90 in USED.

    THE CHESS ADVANTAGE IN BLACK AND WHITE by IM Larry Kaufman is something familiar yet new. Opening repertoire books have appeared before but have generally been of two types. Either they aim merely to get the student out of the opening (Kings Indian Attack, London System, Stonewall Attack, etc.) or demand huge chunks of time to master because of the immense amount of theoretical knowledge required to fight for an opening advantage at the professional level. A good example of this sort of repertoire book is the five volume series by Khalifman on 1.Nf3 which, by the way, is aimed only at White.

    IM Kaufman has opted to travel the middle road. His proposed repertoire, 1.e4 as White with the Exchange Ruy and Bb5 versus the Sicilian as mainstays and the Semi-Slav and Berlin Ruy Lopez as Black, won’t electrify fans of razor sharp theory, but has sufficient venom to fight for an opening advantage, albeit often a small one. The advantage of this repertoire, as Kaufman points out, is that theoretical study becomes much more manageable when you veer slightly off the highway of trendy theory.

    Kaufman not only takes a slightly different approach in his selection of variations but also in his analytical assistants. GM Alex Sherzer contributed to the chapter on the Berlin defense but most of the book is IM Kaufman and some of his silicon friends. Computer analysis can often be useful but definitely benefits from tweaking by a knowledgeable user. Kaufman is certainly that having been at the cutting edge of computer chess for many years.

    The repertoire itself is quite reasonable. It seems like the Rossolimo Sicilian (3.Bb5) appears almost as often as 3.d4 these days. Certainly the Semi-Slav (Meran and Moscow variation) is no stranger to top-level chess. I like the idea of advocating the subtle Berlin defense, a line almost never seen outside Grandmaster tournaments. Inevitably when you write a repertoire books you have at least one difficult moment when your systems overlap. Here the question is how to answer the Berlin Defense? Kaufman likes 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.Re1 Nd6 6.Nxe5, which he believes leads to a very small advantage for White.

    The Chess Advantage in Black and White is a solid book but begs the question exactly who is it aimed for. Players below 2000 will see 500 pages of analysis and throw their hands up. Strong Grandmasters will want more than the small pluses for White (and small disadvantages for Black) that the repertoire leads to. My guess is that this book best serves players in the USCF 2000-2500 range who are ambitious about their chess but also have to acknowledge that they don’t have as much time for study as they might like.

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