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Mohamad Al-Modiahki
Number of games in database: 367
Years covered: 1988 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2550 (2524 rapid, 2545 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2585
Overall record: +127 -93 =99 (55.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      48 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (85) 
    B23 B30 B52 B90 B56
 Ruy Lopez (33) 
    C65 C88 C67 C84 C78
 French Defense (18) 
    C11 C18 C16 C10 C00
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C88 C84 C99 C97 C93
 French (9) 
    C11 C10 C00 C12
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B47 B46 B45 B48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (74) 
    B27 B40 B22 B31 B30
 King's Indian (38) 
    E63 E97 E81 E92 E94
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B48 B47 B49
 French Defense (8) 
    C18 C00 C07 C10 C01
 Slav (8) 
    D19 D17 D13 D11
 English (7) 
    A15 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Al-Modiahki vs Ivanchuk, 2012 1-0
   M Al-Modiahki vs Navara, 2008 1-0
   M Al-Modiahki vs A Kuzmin, 1993 1-0
   M Al-Modiahki vs G Oparin, 2014 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Acropolis Tournament (2006)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

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(born Jun-01-1974, 42 years old) Qatar

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Mohamad Al Modiahki is the first-ever Grandmaster (1998) from Qatar, and has been his country's highest-rated player for many years. He has won or shared four Arab Chess Championships (1994, 1997, 2000 and 2002). He has represented Qatar in several Olympiads and won two consecutive gold medals for individual performance in 1996 and 1998. He won the 2nd Arab Elite chess Championship 2013 (Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup) - a round robin contest between the top players from each of 10 Arab nations (1) - ahead of Bassem Amin, with 7.5/9 on the strength of the tiebreak which rendered al-Modiahki's win over the Egyptian GM as decisive.

Al Modiahki is married to former world chess champion Zhu Chen. He was nominated by the city of Doha, Qatar to be a participant in FIDE's inaugural Grand Prix series in 2008 and 2009.

Wikipedia article: Mohammed Al-Modiahki; (1)

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 367  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Blatny vs M Al-Modiahki 1-033 1988 WchJM-U20 AdelaideA15 English
2. M Al-Modiahki vs A Wills 1-048 1988 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C26 Vienna
3. M Al-Modiahki vs A Al Sulaiti  0-129 1988 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C26 Vienna
4. M Al-Modiahki vs R Sharma 1-030 1988 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C25 Vienna
5. M Al-Modiahki vs A Ferreira  0-177 1988 OlympiadC25 Vienna
6. M Al-Modiahki vs L J Torres  0-171 1990 OlympiadC50 Giuoco Piano
7. H Hamdouchi vs M Al-Modiahki  1-034 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)A48 King's Indian
8. M Al-Modiahki vs C Reyes Najera  1-019 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)B83 Sicilian
9. M Al-Modiahki vs J Rodgaard  ½-½50 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)C15 French, Winawer
10. Zsuzsa Polgar vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½54 1990 SingaporeB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. M Al-Modiahki vs Zsofia Polgar  0-135 1991 GuarapuavaB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
12. M Al-Modiahki vs Suba  0-142 1992 Manila olmB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Y Shulman vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½30 1992 Wch U18E92 King's Indian
14. M Al-Modiahki vs M Dutreeuw  0-152 1992 OlympiadC55 Two Knights Defense
15. Vasiukov vs M Al-Modiahki  1-035 1992 Doha opB40 Sicilian
16. M Al-Modiahki vs Z Rahman  ½-½28 1993 Asia U18B01 Scandinavian
17. Vasiukov vs M Al-Modiahki  1-050 1993 DohaB40 Sicilian
18. M Al-Modiahki vs A Kuzmin  1-045 1993 It (festival)C25 Vienna
19. M Al-Modiahki vs A F Ker  1-022 1994 31st olm finalB07 Pirc
20. M Al-Modiahki vs G Milos  1-043 1994 OlympiadC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. M Al-Modiahki vs Suba  0-141 1995 Biel opB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. Miles vs M Al-Modiahki  1-035 1995 Biel opA48 King's Indian
23. M Al-Modiahki vs J Ye  ½-½19 1995 Beijing ST Lee cupB56 Sicilian
24. A Yegiazarian vs M Al-Modiahki  1-046 1996 Yerevan opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. M Brodsky vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½47 1996 Yerevan opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 367  PGN Download
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Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Anyone know where this player is from?
Oct-08-06  Open Defence: I guess Qatar....
Oct-08-06  Karpova: I have to extend the biography:

<Grandmaster from Qatar. He is the best player from Qatar and the first-ever grandmaster from Qatar. He is married to former world chess champion Zhu Chen <(not from Qatar)>.>

Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Does he play the Guitar?
Oct-08-06  Sibahi: I think she has the Qatari nationality !
Oct-08-06  Open Defence: <Grandmaster from Qatar. He is the best player from Qatar and the first-ever grandmaster from Qatar. He is married to former world chess champion Zhu Chen <(not from Qatar) we don't know if he plays the Guitar >.>
Oct-09-06  Karpova: <Sibahi> She's at least playing for Qatar. But she was still born in China.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Come on you guys. Get your minds out of the Qatar.
Jun-27-07  pawneater: this gm is the most originally kibitzed one:)
Feb-28-08  nomaster: He'll play in the grand prix. Following the trend of previous kibitzes, it should be noted that the main reason for that it's that he is from Qatar and that he has been chosen by the chess federation from Qatar. Should he be from any other country than Qatar, he wouldn't have the chance of playing in this cycle. It seems fair to me that he is allowed to play in the Qatar (again!) event. I don't quite understand why he gets the shot of playing three other tournaments (not in Qatar)
Jun-04-08  Method B: <I don't quite understand why he gets the shot of playing three other tournaments (not in Qatar)>

The answer is pretty simple: 21 players can participate in the whole GP series. All players have to play in 4 of 6 grand prix rounds.

Jul-23-08  wolfmaster: This guy is a Qatar Hero.
Aug-07-08  myschkin: . . .
<Player of the century>


and his wife Zhu Chen

Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <myschkin> Never mind pocket Fritz, you could fit a mainframe in that turban.
Aug-14-08  zoren: wow this guy finishes last and still manages to get a RP higher than his rating in Sochi.
Premium Chessgames Member
  stoy: What is his problem with FIDE? Al-Modiahki weems to be banned from some events. Can anyone explain? Thanks!
Nov-25-08  dx9293: How does the withdrawal of Qatar from the FIDE Grand Prix Series affect Al-Modiahki's participation in the cycle? He was nominated by Qatar as an organizer pick, but now they are no longer one of the organizers...

Anyway, he's married to Zhu Chen...that makes him a winner in my book!!

Jun-01-09  wordfunph II: GM Al-Modiahki, I saw you playing in the 8th Asian Continental in Subic.

Happy Birthday GM Al-Modiahki!

Jun-04-09  WhiteRook48: happy late birthday
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Qatari GM with charming wife GM Zhu Chen..

happy birthday Mohamad!

Aug-30-12  CRISMELDRE: Congratz for winning against Ivanchuk..
Sep-05-12  Antiochus: [Event "Moscow ol (Men)"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "1994.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Mohamad Al Modiahki"]
[Black "Gilberto Milos"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C83"]
[WhiteElo "2370"]
[BlackElo "2575"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "1994.11.??"]
[Source "ChessBase"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Be3 Be7 10. c3 Qd7 11. Nbd2 Rd8 12. h3 O-O 13. Bc2 f5 14. exf6 Nxf6 15. Qb1 h6 16. Re1 Nh5 17. Qd1 Nf4 18. Bxf4 Rxf4 19. Qe2 Bf5 20. Bxf5 Rxf5 21. a4 Rb8 22. axb5 axb5 23. Ra6 Bc5 24. Qe6+ Qxe6 25. Rxe6 Nd8 26. Re8+ Rf8 27. Re5 c6 28. b4 Bd6 29. Re2 Rf6 30. Kf1 Rc8 31. Nd4 Kf8 32. N2b3 Be7 33. Ra7 Rf7 34. Nf5 Rxf5 35. Rexe7 Rf7 36. Rxf7+ Nxf7 37. Nd4 Nd8 38. Ke2 c5 39. bxc5 Kg8 40. Rd7 Nc6 41. Rxd5 Na5 42. Kd3 Nb7 43. c6 1-0

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  Abdel Irada: <keypusher: <myschkin> Never mind pocket Fritz, you could fit a mainframe in that turban.>

Are we looking at the same turban?

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  Abdel Irada: No getting around one thing: Al-Modiahki must have done something right to end up with a wife like Zhu Chen.
Dec-04-14  dehanne: Nice recent picture from chessbase:

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