Fujairah: The Poland chess stars stole the thunder in the third edition of the Fujairah Chess Endurance Championship and World Solving Chess Composition Championship, organised by the Fujairah Chess and Culture Club at the Novotel Fujairah Hotel under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah.
Poland’s Piorun Kacper, Murdzia Piotr, and Gorski Piotr won the first three places respectively in the World Solving Chess Composition Championship in the first category.
Russia’s 12-year-old Bunin Serafim won the first place in the second category while Egyptian Samir Ramiz finished second. Emirati Abdul Rahman Al Taher clinched the third place.
In the third category, the Emirati Rouda Essa Al Serkal won the first place with the full score, followed by India’s Sharon Rafael. His compatriot M.S. Harshavardhini finished third.
Over 300 men and women chess players from UAE and abroad competed in this event.
Top chess officials who attended the award ceremony included Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan, President of the Asian Chess Federation, Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Saud Al Mualla, President of the Arab Chess Federation, and patron Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi. Dr. Abdullah Al Barakat, Chairman of the Organising Committee and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fujairah Chess and Culture Club, thanked the Crown Prince for his support to successful host this world championship.