Chess For Peace ,Love And Tolerance.

الشطرنج من أجل السلام و الحب و التسامح


Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011 !

I wish you all a very Happy New Year filled with Peace , Love and Tolerance   
Also good health ; success and happiness.
May all your dreams and wishes come true!

Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 : Impressions And Photos From Round 9

Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 : Mr.Ashraf Toson Won First Prize

Heba Elwazzan Played with great courage to beat Ahmed Sameh in a fanatastic game
 Mr.Ashraf Toson has deservedly won Smouha 1st Closed chess tournament after his win with the black pieces against Abdel Rahman Yasser to win the first trophy while Abdel Rahman Yasser won the first unrated Prize and a special prize was awarded to Yara Allam as the youngest chess player in the tournament. IM\Aly Yasseen won his game  easily against Salma Wagdy while Mr.Mahmoud Hammdy was able to beat Perihan Assem .Yara Allan won her game against Mr.Khaled Abdel Ghany who failed to appear in time.The real excitement came from the game Ahmed Sameh against Heba Elwazzan who fought bravely despite of being a queen down but  coordinated her pieces (2 knights and a bishop) and launched an attack against White's king that went successfully to take home the full point with the admiration and respect of every one in the hall !
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Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 : Impressions And Photos From Round 8

Abdel Rahman won against Salma
Mr. Toson went to win his game against Mr.Hamdy
Yara Played brilliantly to score her first win against Perihan
IM\Aly Yasseen won against Heba Elwazzan
Mr Khaled Abdel forfeited his game when failed to appear on time to lose his game to Ahmed Sameh .
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 : Impressions And Photos From Round 7

Ashraf Toson x Perihan Assem (White won)
Abdel Rahman x Heba Elwazzan (White won)

Ahmed Sameh x Yara Allam (White won)

Salma Wagdy won her game when Mr.Mahmoud Hamdy failed to appear on time and IM\Aly Yasseen won his game against Mr.Khaled Abdel Ghany
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Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 : Results And Photos From Round 6

Heba Elwazzan x Mr.Mahmoud Hamdy (A draw)
Perihan Assem x Ahmed Sameh (Black won)
Heba Elwazzan achieved a deserved draw with the white pieces against  Mr.Mahmoud Hamdy as she played the opening and the middle game with great skill and understanding.The unpredictable Ahmed Sameh won his game against Perihan Assem and IM\Aly Yasseen won his game easily against Yara Allam .Abdel Rahman Yasser (with the black pieces) lost his game against Mr.Khaled Abdel Ghany in a Scotch game after trying 5...Bb6 instead of the common 5... Qf6 but he played incorrectly to find himself in a lost position ; and finally Ashraf Toson won his game against Salma Wagdy.
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Salma Wagdy x Mr.Ashraf Toson (Black won)
Yara Allam x IM\Aly Yasseen (Black won)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 : Impressions And Photos From Round 5

Abdel Rahman Yasser x Yara Allam (White Won)
Mr.Ashraf Toson x Heba Elwazzan (White Won)

Salma Wagdy x Perihan Assem (Black Won)
Mr.Mahmoud Hamdy x Mr.Khaled Abdel Ghany (A Draw)

Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 :Round 5 Photos And Results

IM\Aly Yasseen surprised by Ahmed 's Berlin Defense !
Ahmed Sameh was the star : he surprised IM\Aly Yasseen with the solid Berlin Defense although he is known to be a Sicilian devotee ! This young Egyptian talent has the ability to throw any opening or defense against anyone at any time...surprised by the opening chosen by Ahmed ...IM\Aly Yasseen chose a quite continuation but unfortunately Ahmed missed to win a piece in the opening by force and the game ended in a draw.Peihan Assem went to win her game agains Salma Wagdy who had the superior game but missed a simple mate in one move !
Mahmoud Hamdy drew his game against Khaled Abdel Ghany by a perpetual check.Abdel Rahman Yasser went to win his game against Yara Allam.
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Round 4 From Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 : No Surprises !

IM\Aly Yasseen won his game game against Perihan Assem ,while Abdel Rahman Yasser Allam despite being a piece down against Ahmed Sameh launched a pawn storm against the white King in the Kingside to win impressively ,Mahmoud Hamdy took the full point against Yara Allam while Ashraf Toson manged to win his game against Khaled Abd Elghany and finally Heba Elwazzan manged to defeat Salma Wagdy.Fore more information :

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas To All Christians And Christian Communities All Over The World أجمل التهانى للأخوة المسيحيين الكاثوليك بمصر و جميع أنحاء العالم بمناسبة عيد الميلاد المجيد

Merry Christmas and warm greetings to all Christians and Christian Communities all over the world and all Catholic Egyptian Christiansكل عام و الأخوة السيحيون بكل مكان بخير بمناسبة عيد الميلاد المجيد ...كل عام و بلدنا الغالي مصر قيادةٌ و شعباً بخير

GM\Hou Yifan Has Desevedly WonThe Women' World Chess Championship To Become The New Chess Queen !

 GM\Hou Yifan has deservedly won the Women's World Chess Championship in Hatay, Turkey, making her the youngest women's world champion in history. Her compatriot Ruan Lufei was her opponent in the finals, where the score was tied 2-2. Hou won the title by beating Ruan 3-1 during the rapid playoffs.
Hou Yifan (Chinese: 侯逸凡; pinyin: Hóu Yìfán About this sound pronunciation ) (born February 27, 1994, in Xinghua, Taizhou, Jiangsu, China is a Chinese chess prodigy . In 2008, she became the youngest ever female in history (at the age of 14 years 6 months) to qualify for the title of Grandmaster.In June 2007, she became China's youngest ever National Women's Champion, and in September 2008 she became the youngest ever finalist for the Women's World Championship title.At the age of 12, she became and still holds the record for being the youngest ever player to participate at the FIDE Women's World Championship (Yekaterinburg 2006), and at the Chess Olympiad (Torino 2006).She achieved the titles of Woman FIDE Master in January 2004, Woman Grandmaster in January 2007, International Master in September 2008, for reaching the final of the Women's World Championship......
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Friday, December 24, 2010

Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 : Impressions And Photos From Round 3

Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 :Round 3 Photos And Results

Abdel Rahman x IM\Aly Yasseen
 Abdel Rahman yasser was the star of the round as he drew IM\Aly yasseen ; the young talent had the better game after accepting the Knight's sacrifice but then came a perpetual check by the black queen from a5 and a1 although the white King could have ran away but the young talented boy preferred not to risk matters .Heba won her game against Perihan. Mr.Khaled had an easy win against Salma afer she made an inaccuracy in the opening ;and Mr.Ashraf had beaten Yara-7 years old & the youngest participant-Mahmoud Hamdy won his game against Ahmed Sameh .
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Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 : Impressions And Photos From Round 2

Salma Wagdy x Yara Allam
Ahmed Sameh x Mr.Ashraf Toson
AbdEl Rahman Yasser x Perihan Assem
IM\Aly Yasseen x Mr.Mahmoud Hamdy

Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 :Round 2 Photos And Results

Mr.Khaled Abdel Gany x Heba Elwazzan
 The only surprise of this round was the level of play of Heba Elwazzan (with the black pieces) against Mr.\Khaled Abdel Ghany that surprised all the spectators with her self confidence and positional understanding but unfortunately she blundered and her king fell in a mating net in a game Black should have at least drawn .Abd Elrahman won easily against Perihan after she blundered a pawn ,Ahmed Sameh lost to Mr.Shraf Toson although he stood well in the middle game ;Salma Wagdy won against Yara Allam while IM\Aly Yasseen drew with Mr.Mahmoud Hamdy despite the exchange sacrifice.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament 2010 : Impressions And Photos From Round 1

Mr.Ashraf Toson (2116) x IM\Aly Yasseen (2320)
Salma Wagdy x Ahmed Sameh
Heba Elwazzan x Yara Allam
Mr.Mahmoud Hamdy (2117) x Abd Elrahman Yasser

Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament :Round 1 Photos And Results

Mr.Khaled Abdel Ghany (2133) x Perihan Assem
Round 1
The big surprise of the day was Perihan Assem (12 years old)who was able to hold a draw with the black pieces against Mr\Khaled Abdel Ghany (2133)in a Caro-Kann defence game.IM\Aly yasseen (2320)outplayed his opponent -with the black pieces-in a beautiful Sicilian game against Mr\Ashraf Toson (2116). Abdel Rahman Yasser Allam -10 years old- played very well against Mr\Mahmoud Hamdy Darwish (2117)but lost after some errors.Salma Wagdy lost to Ahmed Sameh and Heba Elwazzan won against Yara Allam.For Pairings and results :

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament Takes Place From 21-28 December 2010

 Smouha First Closed Chess Tournament will take place from 21-28 December 2010 at Smouha Club Chess Academy (SCCA) VIP hall in Alexandria ,Egypt .Ten players were invited to play : 4 Masters and 6 talented youth from SCCA will compete in a one round Robin Tournament.The chess masters are :IM\Aly Yasseen (2320);Mr.Khaled Abdel Ghany (2133);Mr.Mahmoud Hamdy Darwish (2117)and Mr.Ashraf Toson (2116) while the talented chess youth are :Yara Allam ; Perihan Asem;Heba Elwazzan ;Ahmed Sameh ; Salma Wagdy-member of Egypt's national team and second U-10- and Abdel Rahman Yasser -member of Egypt's National team and Youth Chess Champion U-10-.
The chief arbiter is I.A Mr.\Yehya Mosallam and I.A Eng.\Hassan Khaled is responsible for the pairing and the tournament director is Eng.Medhat Moheb.
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Monday, December 20, 2010

The Chinese Shine at The 2010 Women's World Chess Championship In Hatay ,Turkey

GM\Hou Yifan(2591)will face WGM\Ruan Lufei (2480)-both Chinese- on the battle for the title of the new Chess Queen on 20th Monday December 2010 ;they will play 4 games.The Women's World Chess Championships 2010 takes place in Hatay, Turkey from 2nd-25th December 2010.
Congratultions to China !
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Chess Super Star And World's No. 1 Player GM\Magnus Carlsen Has Deservedly Won The 2nd London Chess Classic and 50,000 Euros First Prize

Magnus Carlsen clinched first place and the 50,000 euros first prize in the 2010 London Chess Classic at Olympia on Wednesday with a consummate positional win against England’s Nigel Short. Theirs was the second game to finish but the tie-break ensured that Magnus would take first regardless of other results. Vishy Anand and Vlad Kramnik drew their game and the two results should also see Magnus Carlsen Carlsen reclaim his place at the top of the official rating list in January 2011. His mentor Garry Kasparov was present at the venue to comment on the games of the final round and see his protégé win the tournament for the second successive year...Final Scores: 1st Magnus Carlsen 13/21, 2-3rd Vishy Anand, Luke McShane 11, 4th Hikaru Nakamura 10, 5th Vladimir Kramnik 10, 6th Mickey Adams 8, 7th David Howell 4, 8th Nigel Short 2. (Note, games are scored 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss)
Congratulations to GM\Magnus Carlsen
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

9-year old Canadian Wins 2010 Canadian Chess Player of the Year Award

 Each year the Canadian Chess Journalists, supplemented by one public Fan Ballot, pick the player who has achieved the most in Canadian chess in the past year – this is run by Canadian chess historian and organizer David Cohen.This year the choice of the journalists, and the Fan Ballot were the same ( first time this has happened ) – 9-year old Victoria, B.C. junior, FM Jason Cao, Under 10 Years Old World Chess Champion. Jason is a grade 5 student at Campus View Elementary School in Victoria, B.C..Jason pulled ahead of well-known Canadian players like Thomas Roussel-Roozman, Canada’s newest G rand Master, Grand Master Mark Bluvshtein, who defeated then # 2 in the world, Veselin Topalov ( Bulgaria ) at the 2010 Chess Olympiad, top Chess Federation of Canada-rated Canadian, Grand Master Bator Sambuev, and top female Canadian chess player, Women’s International Master Yuanling Yuan....Source:(
FM\Jason Cao accomplishments:
* 2010 Canadian Chess Player of the Year; winner of Fan Ballot; first player to win both votes
* 2010 Awarded FIDE Master title
* 2010 World Under-10 Champion (1st place on tie-break) in Porto Carras , Greece; qualified FIDE Master title
* 2010 1st place Canadian Under-10 Championship