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Mohamad Naser Al Sayed
M Al Sayed 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 625
Years covered: 1994 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2511 (2441 rapid, 2549 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2525

Overall record: +174 -134 =136 (54.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 181 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B93 B42 B30 B47 B78
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    A46 D02 E00 A45 A40
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E36 E33 E47 E39
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D80 D90 D85 D76
 King's Indian (18) 
    E92 E94 E97 E62 E90
 French Defense (18) 
    C16 C17 C11 C18 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (87) 
    B90 B52 B94 B27 B23
 King's Indian (60) 
    E63 E97 E92 E60 E73
 Sicilian Najdorf (34) 
    B90 B94 B92 B91
 Slav (33) 
    D12 D10 D11 D14 D17
 Semi-Slav (25) 
    D43 D45 D44 D47 D48
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    D02 A40 A45 A46 A41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Al Sayed vs M Maia, 2012 1-0
   M Al Sayed vs G M Todorovic, 2001 1-0
   M Al Sayed vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2013 1-0
   M Al Sayed vs J Vogel, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gibraltar Masters (2004)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)

   🏆 Blitz World Championship
   G Apryshko vs M Al Sayed (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   M Al Sayed vs V Fedoseev (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   V Seliverstov vs M Al Sayed (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   M Al Sayed vs D Khismatullin (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   M Roiz vs M Al Sayed (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz

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(born Nov-02-1981, 37 years old) Qatar

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Wikipedia article: Mohamad Naser Al Sayed

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 661  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Disconzi Da Silva vs M Al Sayed  1-0361994OlympiadA06 Reti Opening
2. P McKenzie vs M Al Sayed  1-0361994OlympiadB33 Sicilian
3. M Al Sayed vs Kasimdzhanov  0-1291998Elista ol (Men)B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
4. M Al Sayed vs Zaremba qualifier blitzB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
5. M Al Sayed vs Lputian  0-1342000Dubai OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
6. M Bin Hafiz vs M Al Sayed  ½-½422000Dubai OpenB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. M Al Sayed vs H Alya  1-0642000Dubai OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
8. A Riazantsev vs M Al Sayed  1-0402000Dubai OpenE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
9. M Al Sayed vs M Eassa Ahmed  1-0232000Dubai OpenC16 French, Winawer
10. C S Gokhale vs M Al Sayed  1-0402000Dubai OpenE97 King's Indian
11. M Al Sayed vs K Ben Nasser  ½-½422000Dubai OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
12. Mamedyarov vs M Al Sayed ½-½552000Dubai OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
13. N De Peyer vs M Al Sayed 0-1192000Dubai OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
14. M Al Sayed vs Zhang Pengxiang  0-1462000World JuniorC17 French, Winawer, Advance
15. D de Vreugt vs M Al Sayed  1-0212000World JuniorB27 Sicilian
16. N Miezis vs M Al Sayed  1-030200034th OlympiadA16 English
17. M Al Sayed vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½242001Zone 3.1aB27 Sicilian
18. M Al Sayed vs S Mohammad  ½-½352001Zone 3.1aB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. J Al-Huwar vs M Al Sayed  ½-½262001Zone 3.1aB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. M Mahjoob vs M Al Sayed  1-0112001Zone 3.1aB06 Robatsch
21. M Al Sayed vs A Al-Bahadly  ½-½422001Zone 3.1aC16 French, Winawer
22. E Ghaem Maghami vs M Al Sayed  ½-½592001Zone 3.1aE60 King's Indian Defense
23. M Al Sayed vs A Mallahi  1-0292001Zone 3.1aB30 Sicilian
24. M Al Sayed vs E Moradiabadi  0-1412001Zone 3.1aB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. I Hakki vs M Al Sayed  ½-½442001Zone 3.1aE97 King's Indian
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 661  PGN Download
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Nov-02-06  BIDMONFA: Mohamad Naser Al Sayed

AL SAYED, Mohamad

Jan-24-07  EmperorAtahualpa: Mohamad Naser Al Sayed
International Master
Nationality: Qatar
Current FIDE Rating: 2460
Current World Rank: 1114

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: GM Mohamad Naser Al Sayed, Quatar, born 2 Nov. 1981. Now rated 2504,

GM in 2009. In Qatar, only GM Mohamad Al-Modiahki is ranked higher.

Played in the olympiads 1994 (board 4), 1996 (board 4), 1998 (board 2), 2000 (board 2), 2002 (board 2), 2006 (board 2) and 2008 (board 2).

Pictures: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.c...

He is playing today 1st round in Khanty-Mansiysk in the 3rd World Cup (2009)

Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: His FIDE card has the name <AL-Sayed, Mohammed> and notes his GM title in 2009.

I don't know if any significance can be attached to the "AL" having both letters capitalized, but the Qatar Chess Assoc. (QCA) website gives his name as:

<Mohammed Naser AL-Sayed>

using the "AL" as well. (likely transitory though, listing Olympiad 2014 players).

There seems to be a convention that the Arabic <Al-> be used, following the QCA convention. They also consistently prefer the <Mohammed> spelling as well.

Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: And he uses the FIDE spelling on his tweeter account:

So I think <CG> should probably change the name to follow suit.

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  Penguincw: Pretend the date on this post is May 28th:

Congrats to 3rd Mohamad Naser Al Sayed for remaining one of only 2 players still perfect at the Elite Arab Championship. Today, he upset 2nd seed and hometown favourite A.R. Saleh Salem and will face top seed Bassem Amin tomorrow with white.

May-31-15  lentil: I stalled at the portrait. There's something surreal about the confluence of face and shadow!
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  Penguincw: And congrats to the 3rd seed for winning the 2015 Elite Arab Championship. He started off on a strong 3-0 run (which includes the upset I mentioned above), before drawing the first seed. He then won 2 more games, a draw, another win, and then ended on a draw. With 7.5/9 (+6,-0,=3), he finishes half a point ahead of the 2 top seeds. He also gains a whopping 18.8 rating points (2501 -> 2519.8) for his 2672 TPR.
Nov-02-15  Mr. V: <Penguincw>
Have any more information on this tournament? Was it a closed tournament? Who participated?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Yes. Here are some links:

Official Site:

chessdom Live:


Nov-06-15  Mr. V: Thanks! Good to know. Seems like it was a good showing but could have been much stronger. I wonder why such names as Mohamed Al-Mohdiahki and Samy Shoker did not participate. That would have made it truly more competitive.
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