Who I am: (a small biography about me)
My name is Khaled and I am 24 years old. I began to play chess professionally at my second year of university (AUK). The first tournament I joined was the AUK-chess tournament. I lost badly! At that time, My ELO was around 600. I was a beginner. Mohamed Muneer, another kuwaiti chess fan won that tournament. Making him the AUK chess-champ 3 times in a row!
My first WIN:
I promised myself to win next year. I bought my first Chessmaster 10th edition from Hawaly. I trained hard in openings, strategy and tactics. Than next year, on the 1st round, I played against Hashem Hussain. I blundered my queen for two knights and a bishop!!! We continued to play and he fell into a trap, i ended up with two extra pieces in the endgame. I won easily. The final round was against MOHAMED MUNNER! MY RIVAL!!! As I said before, he won the AUK chess-championship 3 times in a row! To be honest, i was a bit scared. I knew I got better. But playing a tournament game is different from playing a freindly game. The opening part was bad for me! Mohamed had two central pawns while I had a really bad position. He controled the board. I quickly got desperate, and started to launch an attack. Lucky for me, Mohamed blundered. Instead of moving his queen to safety, he decided to attack my queen with a pawn. He lost that pawn and i ended up winning his queen. He resigned and I won my first championship! The trophy now sits in my room.
I have participated in the sharg tournament 2 years in a row. It’s an amazing experience. Any chess-lover in kuwait has to play in this tournament. It it usually in February or March. There are 9 rounds total. The time control is 90min + 30 sec per move.
FIDE Ranked Kuwaities:
There are currently 3 rated Kuwaiti Players. Bader Al Hajeri, Faisal Al Hamlan, and Taher Al Khateeb. Bader Al Hajeri has an ELO of over 2100 making him the strongest kuwaiti player. [I almost beat him in a blitz game 🙂 ]
Other Chess- Friends:
Omran & Ali Moussawi, Nasser & Abdullah Maqseed, Hashem Hussain, Emmanuel Ygpuara, Basir Cosain, Bomer Bocobo, Reda Mohamed, Mohamed Qabazrd, Mohamed Muneer, Bader Khaldi, Amer AlAmer, Bader Hajeri, Taher Khateeb, Abdulsalam Dakheel, Khalaf alAzmi, Waleed alAwadhi, Adel Amiri, Read Alahmadieh, Abdulmohsin Almishary, Lyon, Nooraldeen Mohamed, Francs Pellobelo, Mohamed Al Ansari, Husain and Bader Al Mutari, Nasser Al Dehaini and many more. All these people love chess like i do, maybe even more.
I hope this site will continue to grow. I hope to bring information to everybody here who needs it. And i pray that Chess will be a recognized sport throughout kuwait. Thank you for reading. Be well citizens of kuwait.
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