13th Arab Club Chess Championship: Monastir 2013

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Basic data

13th Arab Club Chess Championship
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 4th - 10th November 2013
City: Monastir, Tunisia
Venue: N/A
Tournament Director: Mr. Chaher Eddine Miladi (TUN)
Chief Arbiter: Mohamed Abdel Halim (EGY)
Teams participating: 10 from 6 countries
Players participating: 49 (incl. 1 GM, 10 IMs, 11 FMs and 6 CMs)
Games played: 180
Competition format: Four board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.
Website: Official results
Downloadable game file: 13arab.zip

Tournament review

TUNIS (TAP) - Carthage Palace hosted, on Monday, a reception during which Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki paid tribute to winners of the Arab Chess Festival held from October 26 to November 10, in Monastir.

Tunisia's champions who won ten gold medals and ten silver at this event were accompanied by the President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), Vice-President of the Arab Chess Federation and the President of the Tunisian Chess Federation.

FIDE Presiden Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said after the ceremony that he had discussed with the President Tunisia's preparations for the organisation of the World School Chess Championships in 2016, the World Youth Chess Championship in 2017 and the World Senior Chess Championship in 2015.

For his part, President of the Tunisian Chess Federation Youssri Dali stressed that good performances of Tunisia's champions at the Arab level "will certainly have the best impact on this sport in Tunisia and restore its reputation lost for over 30 years."

Best board results

1st Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. GM Amin, Bassem SHRK 8 9 88.9
2. IM Haddouche, Mohamed CNST 7 78.6
3. IM Arab, Adlane ASSN 9 72.2

2nd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Shoker, Samy SHRK 9 83.3
2. CM Bouaziz, Mehdi SFAX 6 9 66.7
2. IM Belouadah, Saad ASSN 6 9 66.7

3rd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. FM Mohannad, Farhan AMMN 9 72.2
2. FM Salih Akar, Ali ETIS 5 8 62.5
3. IM Ezat, Mohamed SHRK 4 7 57.1

4th Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Abdel Razik, Khaled SHRK 8 93.8
2. IM Kaabi, Mejdi MRSA 7 8 87.5
3. CM Ismael, Namir ETIS 8 68.8

Reserve Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. CM Didar, Mohammed Zhaher Hassan ARBL 5 8 62.5
2. Asri, Sofiane SFAX 6 58.3
3. Gueroui, Nasr-Eddine CNST 3 6 50.0

Interesting games