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UAE makes a marvellous win at 2008 World Chess Olympiad

posted on 22/11/2008: 1668 views



Berlin - UAE kept its dreams alive with an impressive win over Monaco, 3 -1, in the seventh round of the 2008 World Chess Olympiad at the International Congress Centre in Dresden, Germany, yesterday.

Over 1527 players representing 141 countries are participating in the 38th Olympiad, the largest chess Olympiad ever and one of the biggest international competitions in any sport.

Sulaiman Al Fahim, the president of UAE chess Federation, is heading the 23-member delegation and UAE is expected to make a major bid for future official events The UAE Men's team consist of Salem A.R. Saleh, Jassem A.R.Saleh, Hassan Abdullah, Ali Abdul Khaleq and Othman Moussa.

UAE's Women's team at the international event is consisted of Jamila Juma, Khulood Essa, Noora Saleh, Faiqa Saleh and Amnah Salem.

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