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Hichem Hamdouchi
H Hamdouchi 
Number of games in database: 453
Years covered: 1987 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2586 (2609 rapid, 2531 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628

Overall record: +154 -97 =183 (56.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 19 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (94) 
    B23 B33 B90 B53 B32
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C67 C96 C78 C92 C65
 French Defense (21) 
    C10 C03 C00 C06 C11
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B12 B10 B18 B13 B19
 Giuoco Piano (11) 
    C50 C53
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C03 C04 C06 C05 C09
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (77) 
    B30 B27 B33 B32 B40
 King's Indian (23) 
    E94 E92 E63 E70 E67
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A40 E10 A41 A46 D02
 Slav (12) 
    D10 D11 D13 D17 D15
 French Defense (12) 
    C11 C10 C16 C03 C01
 English (11) 
    A10 A15 A11 A16 A17
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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
   Beliavsky vs H Hamdouchi, 1999 1/2-1/2
   H Hamdouchi vs S Shoker, 2013 1-0
   M Tissir vs H Hamdouchi, 2001 0-1
   H Hamdouchi vs Lautier, 1994 1-0
   H Hamdouchi vs Fedorowicz, 1989 1-0
   Ponomariov vs H Hamdouchi, 2015 1/2-1/2
   H Hamdouchi vs N Zhukova, 2014 1-0
   F El Taher vs H Hamdouchi, 2001 1/2-1/2

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)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   European Club Cup (2010)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   French Team Championship (2014)
   French Team Championship (2015)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Games Around the World : Africa by Gottschalk

   B Alkhaldi vs H Hamdouchi (Dec-06-16) 0-1
   A Adly vs H Hamdouchi (Dec-04-16) 1/2-1/2
   H Hamdouchi vs A Ahmad (Dec-03-16) 1-0
   Y Saber vs H Hamdouchi (Dec-02-16) 1/2-1/2
   M Ly vs H Hamdouchi (Dec-29-15) 1-0

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(born Oct-08-1972, 44 years old) Morocco (federation/nationality France)

[what is this?]
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 19; games 1-25 of 453  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Hamdouchi vs Van Wely  0-150 1987 Wch U18B06 Robatsch
2. H Hamdouchi vs Fedorowicz 1-051 1989 LuzernA07 King's Indian Attack
3. J Ye vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½45 1989 Lucerne WchTB27 Sicilian
4. Ljubojevic vs H Hamdouchi  1-047 1989 LuzernB27 Sicilian
5. Short vs H Hamdouchi  1-055 1989 Ch World (team)B27 Sicilian
6. H Hamdouchi vs A Rodriguez Cespedes  ½-½60 1989 2nd World Team ChA07 King's Indian Attack
7. H Hamdouchi vs Korchnoi 0-159 1989 WchT Luzern ,CBM 16A08 King's Indian Attack
8. H Hamdouchi vs Ehlvest  0-128 1989 2nd World Team ChE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
9. Piket vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½47 1989 LuzernA48 King's Indian
10. Meng-Kong Wong vs H Hamdouchi  1-054 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)A36 English
11. H Hamdouchi vs C Hansen  ½-½34 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. H Hamdouchi vs M Al-Modiahki  1-034 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)A48 King's Indian
13. P Motwani vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½41 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. Korchnoi vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½42 1990 Chess OlympiadD80 Grunfeld
15. H Hamdouchi vs E Vladimirov  ½-½47 1992 CeutaC60 Ruy Lopez
16. H Hamdouchi vs Huzman  ½-½24 1992 It (open)C50 Giuoco Piano
17. H Hamdouchi vs Suba  1-060 1992 Sitges opB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
18. Lautier vs H Hamdouchi  1-034 1992 Chess OlympiadA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
19. H Hamdouchi vs Kramnik  0-136 1993 Ch France (team)B57 Sicilian
20. H Hamdouchi vs Sutovsky 0-134 1993 HUNE97 King's Indian
21. Z Kozul vs H Hamdouchi  1-040 1993 Biel iztA10 English
22. H Hamdouchi vs F Hellers  0-162 1993 Biel iztB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. T Nalbandian vs H Hamdouchi  1-060 1993 Biel iztA05 Reti Opening
24. H Hamdouchi vs G Bagaturov  ½-½106 1993 Biel iztB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. Topalov vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½41 1993 Biel iztC16 French, Winawer
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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.
May-09-05  sfm:


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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?)
Premium Chessgames Member
  Colonel Mortimer: Yes - a bit like all the links you keep pasting.
Aug-22-07  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:

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  DarthStapler: This guy was a ham, but also kind of douchy
Aug-26-13  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:>
Aug-31-13  Karpova: More on the French Championship 2013:



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

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