Chess For Peace ,Love And Tolerance.

الشطرنج من أجل السلام و الحب و التسامح


Friday, July 30, 2010

Super Grandmaster\Fabiano Caruana Celebrates His 18th Birthday

Fabiano Luigi Caruana (born July 30, 1992) is Grandmaster and chess prodigy with dual citizenship of Italy and the United States.On 15 July 2007 Caruana became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 11 months, 20 days - the youngest Grandmaster in the history of both Italy and the United States.In the July 2010 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2697, making him 39th in the world and the highest ranked player under the age of 18...( wish GM\Fabiano Caruana a very Happy Birthday .
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Chess Grandmaster Viktor Gavrikov Celebrates His Birthday !

Viktor Gavrikov (born 29 July 1957) is a Lithuanian-Swiss chess Grandmaster.Gavrikov shared 1st with Gintautas Piešina in the 1978 Lithuanian Chess Championship at Vilnius. He won the 52nd Soviet Chess Championship (with Mikhail Gurevich and Alexander Chernin) at Riga 1985, and finished 2nd (joint) in the 1986 event (Vitaly Tseshkovsky won).After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he emigrated to Switzerland. He won at Biel 1994, and won the Swiss Chess Championship at Arosa 1996. He shared 1st with Viktorija Čmilytė in the Lithuanian Championship in 2000.Gavrikov was awarded the GM title in 1984...(
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I wish GM\Gavrikov a very Happy Birthday !

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Super Chess Grandmaster\Michael Adams Masterpiece !

Michael Adams (born November 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England, UK) is a British Grandmaster (1989) of chess. His highest ranking is world number 4, achieved several times from October 2000 to October 2002. and he has achieved a peak Elo rating of 2755.He has achieved good results in World Chess Championship tournaments. Several times a Candidate, he reached the semi-finals in 1997, 1999 and 2000. At the 2004 FIDE Championship, he reached the final, narrowly losing out to Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the tie-break games....(
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In Tribute For The British Prodigy WFM\Jessie Gilbert (January 30, 1987 – July 26, 2006)

Jessica Gilbert had represented England in every major chess competition from the age of 12, and came to prominence when she won the Women’s World Amateur Chess Championship in 1999. She was mentioned in a parliamentary debate by the then sports minister, Tony Banks, who said: "We are extremely proud of what Jessie Gilbert has achieved for chess and for this country."She also gained the Woman FIDE Master (WFM) title from the game's governing body, FIDE. In recognition of her achievement, the Brain Trust charity and Swedish health care company Bure provided Gilbert with a bursary of £4000 so that she could travel to America to study with grandmaster Edmar Mednis in New York .Gilbert had won a place at Oxford University to study medicine from September 2005, but decided to take a gap year in order to spend time focused solely on chess. In the space of only a few months in early 2006, Gilbert achieved three "norms" in major chess tournaments...
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Egyptian Chess Talent IM\Kareem Wageeh Wins Arab Championship U-20 Boys In Jordan

IM\Kareem Wageeh has sensationally won the Arab Championship for Boys U-20 in Jordan which took place from 13\7 to 20\7\2010 after scoring 8 points out of 9 games.CM\Moheb Ameir came third in Boys U-18 and Moustafa Sherif came 12th in Boys U-16.In Girls U-20 WGM\Mona Khaled came third and Merihan Mahmoud came fifth.In Girls U-18 Eman Al Ansary came third and in Girls U-16 Alaa Moataz came in the sixth place.
Engineer\Refaat Raslan -Head of the Competitions Committee in the Egyptian Chess Federation-was head of the Egyptian mission team.
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Congratulations to IM\Kareem Wageeh and best wishes to all Egyptian Youth !

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Grandmaster\Judit Polgár Celebrates Her Birthday !

Judit Polgár
(born July 23, 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster. She is by far the strongest female chess player in history. In 1991, she achieved the title of Grandmaster (GM) at the age of 15 years and 4 months. She was, at that time, the youngest person ever to do so. Polgár is ranked number 50 in the world on the May 2010 FIDE rating list with an Elo rating of 2682, the only woman on FIDE's Top 100 Players list, and has been ranked as high as eighth. She has won or shared first in Hastings 1993, Madrid 1994, Leon 1996, US Open 1998, Hoogeveen 1999, Siegman 1999, Japfa 2000, and the Najdorf Memorial 2000....(
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Official website of GM\Judit Polgár:
On behalf of myself and SCCA staff and students we wish Judit a very Happy Birthday !

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Legendary 12th World Chess Champion GM\Anatoly Karpov :A Closer Look

When I entered the Chairman's Meeting Hall in the tennis stadium at Smouha Club heading towards our honorable guests to welcome them...Mr.Hussein Nafady -Chairman of the Egyptian Chess Federation-introduced me to the legendary 12th World Chess Champion GM\Anatoly Karpov and added pointing towards me "...this man is crazy about Bobby Fischer.."!! -which is true for many reasons:he raised the level of the game ;and also his achievements as a chess player , ...etc-surprisingly to me GM\Karpov laughed gently ;and we started a friendly conversation as if we knew each other for many years before !
When our honorable guests entered the VIP Hall accompanied by the well known businessman Engineer\Farag Amer -chairman of Smouha Club and member of the senate- GM\Karpov headed directly towards the young boys and girls playing blitz games then I saw his eyes shined not only with an expected talented genius look but with a look of hope ;a dream he wants to fulfill.
In his speech ...when the World Champion spoke his mind spontaneously -without any drafts of paper-about his current and future projects of opening Karpov's chess schools in the middle east and in the developing countries ;and the ambitions he wants to fulfil for the sake of the royal game ...his sincere language and integrity touched the hearts of all the audiences .
GM\Karpov has a charismatic type of personality : modest , sincere,kind person ; a real gentleman who has the ethics of a real hero and a World Champion who has millions of fans and admirers all over the world.

The Clash Between 2 World Chess Champions :GM\Ponomariov Beats GM\Kramnik In Dortmund 2010

The above endgame resulted from a very exciting game and powerful play by GM\Ponomariov against GM\Kramnik in their encounter (round 2) in Sparkassen GM Tournament (Dortmund 2010).How should white proceed in the above diagram ?
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Friday, July 16, 2010

The Legendary 12th World Chess Champion GM\Anatoly Karpov Visit To SCCA :A Historical Game (Part 3)

After the end of the official celebration of the honorable guests , a historical game took place between Engineer\Farag Amer -playing white -against the legendary World Chess Champion GM\Anatoly Karpov who had the black pieces.The opening was a Queen's Pawn game that ended peacefully after 4 moves after a draw offer proposed by Mr.Hussein Nafady -Chairman of the Egyptian Chess Federation.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Legendary 12th World Chess Champion GM\Anatoly Karpov Visit To SCCA (Part 2)

The honorable personalities and guests took their seats on a well decorated platform.In my speech of welcome I said "This is a historical moment in SCCA history we are proud and honored to to have the legendary 12th World Chess Champion the chess king GM\Anatoly Karpov who is not only known to be one of the best chess players in the history of the game ,or of his genius chess skills or masterpiece ,or being known as a positive positional chess grandmaster who has millions of fans all around the world but also known for his great personality as a human being ,integrity and kindness and modesty...".The World Champion expressed his happiness of being in Smouha Club and also about Kapov's chess schools in Egypt and of his future chess plans to encourage chess and the publicity of the game.Engineer\Farag Amer welcomed the World Chess Champion and all the honorable guests and said that he used to follow the games of GM\Karpov and followed his achievements and accomplishments during the past years.
Mr.Hussein Nafady said that this is the third visit of GM\Karpov to Egypt and the World Champion is considered to be a friend to all the Egyptian People.Dr\Amur in his speech spoke about the role of encouraging cultural ,sportive, and business issues between Russia and the middle east.
AT the end Engineer\Farag Amer awarded the Legendary World Chess Champion GM\Karpov and Mr.Hussein Nafady Smouha Shields.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Full Illustrated Report About The Historical Visit Of The Legendary 12th World Chess Champion GM\Anatoly Karpov To SCCA (Part 1)

The legendary 12th World Chess Champion GM\Anatoly Karpov arrived at Smouha Club on Sunday the 4th of July at exactly 10:30 p.m accompanied by Mr.Hussein Nafady-chairman of the Egyptian Chess Federation-and the businessman Dr.Amur D. Kanchaveli -Dr. of Economical Sciences and Official representative in the Kingdom of Morocco- with his wife and Dr.Saher Al-Khateeb -Official representative of Kad-M Association-and the chess Grandmaster\Alexander -Assistant of GM\Karpov-The honorable guests were received by the well known Engineer\Farag Amer -Chairman Of Smouha Club and member of the senate-and members of board of Smouha Club ;at the Chirman's hall in the Tennis Stadium then all of the honorable personalities went to SCCA in the VIP hall.

The world Champion was received by a huge crowd -mainly members of SCCA and their Families-and many fans who saluted him warmly.GM\Anatoly karpov followed shortly some of SCCA students who showed their chess skills while playing blitz chess games.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Closing Ceremony For Smouha Youth Chess Tournament 2010 :Full Results And Impressions !

On Saturday ,the third of July a huge and magnificent closing ceremony of Smouha Club Chess Academy (SCCA) second youth chess tournament 2010 ;one of the greatest Egyptian youth chess tournaments ever that took place in the V.I.P hall at Smouha club. The well known business man Engineer\Farag Amer Chairman of Smouha club and member of the senate attended the closing ceremony ;also attended the closing ceremony Mr.Sobhy Hamido member of Smouha club board ,and Engineer\Ahmed Hassan -Head of the sports committee-and Dr.Kamal Abbas -Head of the sports activity-and the honorable guest Engineer\Marwa Elderiny -Vice president of Future Protectors Association -who was the main sponsor of the event. The ceremony commenced by listening to the Egyptian National Anthem then I gave a word of welcome to all the honorable guests and players. Engineer\Farag Amer welcomed all the attendances ,players and champions, and all the families present and he also wished all of the players great success in their futures as chess players and to achieve their dreams to become chess champions ;he also saluted the staff of SCCA for their efforts.Engineer\Marwa Eldriny expressed her happiness for sponsoring this wonderful tournament and spoke about the role of Future Protectors Association in protecting youth against drugs. Smouha Club shield was given to :Mr.Yehya Mosalem (The international arbiter) ,IM\Aly Yasseen and to Engineer\Marwa Eldriny.
The Prizes and The Winners:
1)A special trophy was given to Boys best sportsmanship which was won by Youssef Sameh and another special trophy to Girls best sportsmanship which was won by Bereyhan Assem 2)A trophy for Boys best game which carry the name of the late IM\Essam Aly Ahmed was won by Moustafa Sherif and the same trophy for girls was won by Salma Wagdy 3)The best combination prize which holds the name of the late legendary world chess champion\Bobby Fischer was won by Aya Motazz.
4)A blitz digital chess clock awarded by Mr.Hussein Nafady was won by Mohamed Nader champion of the open (U17,19) Swiss event
5)B(U-9) was won by :Mouhab Yasser Allam B(U-11) was won by :Adham Mohamed Fawzy B(U-13) was won by :Mohamed Adel Ibrahim B(U-15) was won by :Zyad Mohamed Abd Elmonaem B(U-17) was won by :Mohamed Nader B(U-19) was won by :(FM)Abd Elrahman Hesham .
G(U-9) was won by :Sarah Adel G(U-11) was won by:Heba Elwazan G(U-13) was won by:Aya Motazz G(U-15) was won by:Yomna Khaled G(U-17) was won by:Alaa Motazz G(U-19) was won by:Nourhan Hesham
I would like to thank :Engineer\Hassan Khaled (the international arbiter and Fide Lecturer),Mr.Yehya Mosalem (The international arbiter), Mr.Ahmed Youssef (The international Arbiter),Mr.Moussa Gommaa (The Fide Arbiter)and Mr.Mohamed Saad and Mr.Hesham Elsenousy (First Class Arbiters) and also Mr.Islam Elmsery (SCCA Adminstrative).
All Tournaments results and details are found here: