3rd GCC Team Chess Championship: Doha 2007

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Basic data

3rd GCC Team Chess Championship
Date: 3rd - 8th September 2007
City: Doha, Qatar
Venue: The Doha Marriot Hotel
Tournament Director: Mr. Yousif Ahmed (QAT)
Chief Arbiters: IA Hussain Al-Haddad (QAT), IA Yusef Mahmud Zayed (QAT)
Teams participating: 4
Players participating: 20 (including 2 GMs, 2 IMs, 6 FMs and 1 CM)
Games played: 48
Competition format: Four board double round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Official poster: Doha 2007
Time control: N/A
Downloadable game file: no games available!

Tournament review

There couldn't be, and really wasn't any real surprise in the third GCC team championship as unbeaten Qatari team took their third consecutive title winning all six matches to finish at 22 game points. Top two boards, GM Al-Modiahki and his Chinese-born wife GM Zhu Chen scored 6 out of 6 both. Silver medals came to UAE who only needed to score 1 point in their last round's struggle v Bahrain to retain second position, and their won 3-1. Bahrain came third and their fourth board H.Ayyad won prize for best result at board #4 scoring 4½/6.

The final order was Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, the same as in 2005 and 2006. Oman and Saudi Arabia, two remaining GCC members, did not appear internationally so far.

Individual medals

bd name code pts gms %
1. GM Al-Modiahki, Mohamad QAT 6 6 100.0
2. GM Zhu Chen QAT 6 6 100.0
3. IM Al-Sayed, Mohamad Naser QAT 6 91.7
4.= Al-Tamimi, Hamad QAT 6 75.0
4.= FM Ayyad, Husain BRN 6 75.0
r. FM Yahya, Mohamed Saleh UAE 5 90.0

Interesting games

No games available!