Egypt’s Al-Masri wins Kuwait chess champ’ship men’s title

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26, (KUNA): Egypt’s Khaled Abdel Razik Al-Masri clinched the 15th Kuwait Rapid Chess Championship men’s title with Hazaa Al-Shourfaa taking home the award for best Kuwaiti on Friday.

Ferdinand Laming of the Philippines trailed in second followed by another Egyptian Ahmed Ramadan, while India’s Sam Noel won the U-16 championship at the event held at Al-Kuwait Sports Club.

The competition aims to encourage the spread of the game amongst people in the Gulf country, the event’s technical director Fadi Al-Failakawi told KUNA.

Some 38 players took part in the seven-round Swiss tournament.


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