Arab Elite Championship 2011 in Dubai

Currently held in the UAE, the Arab Elite Championship is hosted by the Dubai Chess Club and has 17 of the top players from 17 different Arab countries.

Starting rank list

No. Name FED Rtg
1 GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2605
2 GM Al-Modiahki Mohamad QAT 2564
3 GM Salem A R Saleh UAE 2489
4 IM Tissir Mohamed MAR 2454
5 IM Khader Sami JOR 2416
6 IM Al-Zendani Zendan YEM 2396
7 IM Eid Fadi LIB 2381
8 FM Mohammad Samir SYR 2349
9 FM Njili Kamel TUN 2329
10 Elarbi Abobker LBA 2273
11 FM Ayyad Husain BRN 2206
12 Al-Hageri Badr KUW 2130
13 Yaaqoub Rashid SUD 2102
14 Daouda Sabar Ousmane MTN 2097
15 Tamra Attallah PLE 2090

For one of the first times in many many years, Kuwait finally has a representative to play for our team. Of course, that person in none other than Bader Al Hajeri. His current FIDE ELO is 2130. Even though he is not performing at his usual level, he’s playing some great chess with great chances for both, even till the endgame. If your interested in watching his games, you can visit the site that will be provided below.



Al-Hageri, Badr

In one of his games against Sabar Daouda from Maurtania, FIDE ELO 2097, Bader (white) missed an amazing tactic that would have won him the game easily. However, he played a good move either way and won it about 20 moves later. Now this is a puzzle for everyone. Can you find the move that Bader missed?

White to move and win.


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.

8 thoughts on “Arab Elite Championship 2011 in Dubai

  1. Anonymous says:

    Qb8+ kh7 Qf8 and white win

  2. kuw says:

    im really proud of this!

    we shall support him all the way 🙂

  3. kuw says:

    btw does anyone know where to get chess board like the one in the photo in kuwait? or at least online

  4. Tarig Mosa says:

    R*e7 Q*e7 (2)Qb8+ Kh7 (3)Q*a7

  5. Anonymous says:

    khaled where are resuits this tournement{Aarb championship} in Dubai?

  6. Khaled says:

    Not so good. I didn’t want to post about it but if that’s what you guys want. Wait till tomorrow evening to get the details. If you can’t wait, you could always visit the main site of the tournament for details.

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