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H Hamdouchi 
Hichem Hamdouchi
Number of games in database: 432
Years covered: 1987 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2608 (2607 rapid, 2577 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628
Overall record: +146 -92 =175 (56.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      19 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (91) 
    B23 B90 B33 B32 B81
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C78 C96 C67 C65 C92
 French Defense (20) 
    C10 C03 C11 C00 C06
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B12 B10 B18 B19 B13
 Giuoco Piano (11) 
    C50 C53
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C03 C06 C09 C04 C05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (74) 
    B30 B27 B32 B40 B33
 King's Indian (22) 
    E94 E63 E92 E70 E67
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A40 E10 A41 D02 A45
 French Defense (12) 
    C11 C10 C16 C01 C04
 Slav (11) 
    D10 D13 D11 D15 D12
 English (10) 
    A10 A15 A11 A17 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Hamdouchi vs M Bezold, 1999 1-0
   H Hamdouchi vs A Simutowe, 2001 1-0
   H Hamdouchi vs S Shoker, 2013 1-0
   H Hamdouchi vs Lautier, 1994 1-0
   H Hamdouchi vs Fedorowicz, 1989 1-0
   Beliavsky vs H Hamdouchi, 1999 1/2-1/2
   M Tissir vs H Hamdouchi, 2001 0-1
   H Hamdouchi vs M Kazakov, 2014 1-0
   H Hamdouchi vs Adams, 2004 1/2-1/2
   M Cornette vs H Hamdouchi, 2011 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Grand Prix d'Echecs de Bordeaux (2005)
   French Team Championships (2011)
   French Team Championship (2013)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   European Club Cup (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   French Team Championship (2014)

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(born Oct-08-1972, 42 years old) Morocco (citizen of France)

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Hichem Hamdouci has won the Moroccan Chess Championship 11 times. He earned the GM title in 1994. In 1995, 2002, and 2004, he won the Arab Chess Championship and the French Championship in 2013. He was the first Arab or African to reach a rating of over 2600 Elo (2615 in 2003).

Wikipedia article: Hichem Hamdouchi

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 432  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Hamdouchi vs Van Wely  0-150 1987 Wch U18B06 Robatsch
2. Piket vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½47 1989 LuzernA48 King's Indian
3. H Hamdouchi vs Fedorowicz 1-051 1989 LuzernA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Short vs H Hamdouchi  1-055 1989 Ch World (team)B27 Sicilian
5. H Hamdouchi vs Korchnoi 0-159 1989 WchT Luzern ,CBM 16A08 King's Indian Attack
6. H Hamdouchi vs A Rodriguez Cespedes  ½-½60 1989 2nd World Team ChA07 King's Indian Attack
7. H Hamdouchi vs Ehlvest  0-128 1989 2nd World Team ChE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
8. J Ye vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½45 1989 Lucerne WchTB27 Sicilian
9. Ljubojevic vs H Hamdouchi  1-047 1989 LuzernB27 Sicilian
10. Korchnoi vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½42 1990 Novi Sad olm SUI-MRCE61 King's Indian
11. P Motwani vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½41 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
12. H Hamdouchi vs M Al-Modiahki  1-034 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)A48 King's Indian
13. H Hamdouchi vs C Hansen  ½-½34 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. Meng-Kong Wong vs H Hamdouchi  1-054 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)A36 English
15. H Hamdouchi vs Suba  1-060 1992 Sitges opB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
16. H Hamdouchi vs Huzman  ½-½24 1992 It (open)C50 Giuoco Piano
17. Lautier vs H Hamdouchi  1-034 1992 ol ManilaA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
18. H Hamdouchi vs E Vladimirov  ½-½47 1992 CeutaC60 Ruy Lopez
19. T Nalbandian vs H Hamdouchi  1-060 1993 Biel iztA05 Reti Opening
20. H Hamdouchi vs Sutovsky 0-134 1993 HUNE97 King's Indian
21. H Hamdouchi vs K Moutousis  1-050 1993 Biel iztC00 French Defense
22. H Hamdouchi vs F Hellers  0-162 1993 Biel iztB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. Topalov vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½41 1993 Biel iztC16 French, Winawer
24. Sherzer vs H Hamdouchi  1-039 1993 IztC16 French, Winawer
25. P Zarnicki vs H Hamdouchi  0-138 1993 Biel iztB30 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Anyone know anything about the player of the day?
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  acirce: He's a Moroccan GM rated 2544 and will be playing in FIDE Libya WC.
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  Benzol: <acirce> Thanks, it will be interesting to see how he goes.
Jun-17-04  600POUNDGORILLA: Rated 2544? is he in the top 128 in ratings?
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  acirce: Nope, he isn't. Far from it.
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  Honza Cervenka: Hamdouchi's performance in Torino after 10 rounds - 6,5 of 8 games without loss or 2719 is not bad at all. But next round he will face probably Kiril Georgiev, who seems to be in very good form too. It can be quite interesting game.
Dec-26-06  BIDMONFA: Hichem Hamdouchi


Mar-20-07  LIFE Master AJ: Who is BIDMONFA ... and what is this endless series of links he posts? (Isn't this kind of like SPAM?)
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  Colonel Mortimer: Yes - a bit like all the links you keep pasting.
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  Karpova: The strongest african player won the 15th Saint-Affrique International Open in France with 8 points ahead of Degraeve (who won the event last year). His wife seems to have participated also (Adina-Maria Hamdouchi from Romania)? Here's a report:
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  Tabanus: He ended second today in Seville Open, behind GM Renier Vazquez Igarza (aka Renier Vazquez):

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  Tabanus: 3rd today in the XXVIII Andorra Open 17-25 July 2010:

Apr-20-11  DarthStapler: This guy was a ham, but also kind of douchy
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  Karpova: <Long-time Moroccan ace Hicham Hamdouchi has won the French Championship after winning a tiebreak match over fellow GM Jean-Marc Degraeve. - See more at:>
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  Karpova: More on the French Championship 2013:



Hichem beat Degraeve in the rapid tie-breaks by 1.5-0.5.

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