TO THE NEW
KUWAIT CHESS CHAMPION
Faisal Al Hamlan!!!
Detailed report will be available shortly.
My apologizes for the delay in this report and thanks for your patience.
All the results of the round 7 matches were unexpected.
At table 1, Hazaa Al Shurafaa tactically defeated Taher Al Khateeb in a complicated English opening. Hazaa showed his true form and played like a master against his opponent. Sacrificnig two pieces and a pawn for a deadly attack. But Taher defended well and went into an endgame of 2 rooks and 1 pawn versus Queen and 3 pawns. And Hazaa played the endgame perfectly winning it by queening before Taher.
In Table 2, Bader Al Hajeri played against Faisal Al Hamlan. And even though Al Hajiri maintained a slight advanatge for most of the game, he blundered with a few in-accurate moves. Faisal Al Hamlan took advantage of Bader’s weaknesses and won the game!
Unbeleiveably, after 7 rounds, all games are extremely close.
The top players are as follows.
At first place, Faisal Al Hamlan with 5.5 / 7
And a 5-way tie with players having 5.0 / 7 are the following : Bader Al Hajiri, Taher Al Khateeb, Hazaa Al Shurafa, Khalaf Al Azmi, Nasser Al Maqseed.
And the scores of the players are as follows:
4.5 Adel Al Amiri, Bader Al Khaldi
4.0 Nawaf Al Azmi, Ahmad Al Daweesh, Abdulaziz Al Khateeb, Waleed Al Awadhi
3.5 Hashem Hussain, Abdulmohsin Al Meshari, Yehya Al Azmi
3.0 Omran Al Moussawi, Hamaed Al Moutawa, Bader Al Hamadi, Amer Al Amer, Abdullah Al Baloushi
2.0 Ali Bouland, Ahmad Al Naser, Mohamed Qabazard, Khaled Al Juwaisry
1.0 Khaled Al Juwaisry, Mohamed Al Muneer
A few amazing games took place last night at the Kuwait Chess Federation.
Nasser Al Maqseed, who was the only player with a perfect score of 4.0/4 was soundly defeated by Taher Al Khateeb in a complicated yet interesting Sicilean defense.
Nasser defended soundly but Taher destroyed his defences and won after a complicated endgame.
Another surprising thing that happened was Adel Al Amiri DREW against the Kuwait Champ Bader Al Hajeri.
Not only did he draw, but he had a winning advantage as well!
After a very long 4 hours and sacrificing the Rook for two pawns, Adel thought the game was a draw.
See the final position below where Adel accepted the draw.
White to play
Detailed Pairing and results from the will be posted soon.
Round 6 pairing:
1. Faisal Al Hamlan – Taher Al Khateeb, 2. Bader Al Hajeri – Nasser Al Maqseed, 3. Khalaf Al Azmi – Adel Al Ameri, 4. Hashem Hussain – Nawaf Al Azmi, 5. Waleed Al Awadhi – Omran Al Moussawi, 6. Hazaa Al Shurafa – Hamed Al Mutawa, 7. Ahmed Al Naser – Bader Al Khaldi, 8. Ahmad Al Daweesh – Khaled Al Jowaisry, 9. Yehya Al Azmi – Abdulmohsin Al Meshari, 10. Abdulaziz Al Khateeb – Ali Boland, 11. Amer Al Amer – Mohammed Qabazard, 12. Khaled Al Harees – Bader Hamadi, 13. Mohammed Al Muneer – Abdullah Al Baloushi
Top 5 Players:
1) Taher Al Khateeb 4.5
2) Faisal Al Hamlan 4.0
3) Nasser Al Maqseed 4.0
4) Bader Al Hajeri 4.0
5) Khalaf Al Azmi 4.0
Pictures and more detailed report will be updated into this post soon.
The top board between Bader Al Hajeri and Taher Al Khateeb, after a tough battle, ended up in a draw.
However, Nasser Al Maqseed won his game against Omran Al Moussawi, leaving him the only player with a perfect score in the tournament so far.
Other undefeated players include Bader Al Hajeri and Taher Al Khateeb.
Tonight, the two undefeated players, Taher Al Khateeb and Nasser Al Maqseed will go head-to-head.
Pictured below is Amer Al Amer, a member of the Kuwait Mind Sports Association.
And here is the results for Round 4:
And here is the pairing for Round 5:
Bader Al Hajeri, Taher Al Khateeb and Nasser Al Maqseed are now the only players who still have a perfect score of 3.0 / 3.
Today Bader and Taher will go head to head.
Will Bader prevail?
Will Taher defeat the current Kuwait Champ?
Or will it end up in a draw?
Tune in tonight for the exciting verdict.
Now the top players will play each other and the games should be exciting.
Here are the results for Round 3 of the Kuwait Chess Tournament.
Here is the Round 4 pairing.
Hope you enjoy the gallery. More soon to come.
Recently, a group of U-18 players traveled to Hungary to participate in an open chess tournament in an effort to receive an official rating. Among the youths was Ahmed Al Fares who won 1st place in the U-14 section. A great achievement to our team mate.
Here is a link to an article with fuller details in arabic. Pictures are included in the Kuna newspaper.
Click This Link here –> http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2296158&language=ar
Many interesting things happened in last nights games. Faisal Al Hamlan was crushed by Adel Al Amiri’s tactics, which won him a piece. Al Hamlan defended well by still ended up with a loss.
Amer Al Amer had a decisive advantage against Bader Al Khaldi early in the game. But decided to play it safe, which ultimately lost him the game. That shows that you have to be aggressive all the time otherwise you’ll lose your edge.
Other players also enjoyed the fact the time control was improved by having an additional 30 seconds instead of the 20 seconds.
Other new players did rather well. Ahmad Al Daweesh drew his 1st match against Bader Al Khaldi and won in the 2nd round, putting him against tougher opponents now.
We also would like to introduce new players into the scene. Bader Al Hamadi, Ali Boland, Abdullah Al Baloushi and A. Al Nasser as this is thier 1st but not last tournament. We wish them the very best of luck. As they all show promise. Training with the new coach will improve thier skills along with the other players.
Anyways, here is the Round 2 results,
And Round 3 pairing:
And here are a few pictures of the players.
More pictures will be uploaded with each round.