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A R Saleh Salem 
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A R Saleh Salem
Number of games in database: 358
Years covered: 2004 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2615 (2607 rapid, 2632 blitz)
Overall record: +123 -85 =64 (57.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      86 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E56 E43 E47 E54 E55
 Slav (21) 
    D17 D10 D15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D31 D35 D38 D37 D36
 Queen's Indian (17) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16
 King's Indian (14) 
    E81 E87 E88 E62 E69
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A41 A50 E10 E00 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B33 B22 B90 B62 B69
 Grunfeld (27) 
    D76 D85 D90 D73 D78
 King's Indian (18) 
    E94 E61 E92 E97 E81
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (11) 
    B62 B69 B60 B68
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C63 C78 C95
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B13 B12 B18 B10 B19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Soors vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012 0-1
   C Sandipan vs A R Saleh Salem, 2013 1/2-1/2
   A Dale vs A R Saleh Salem, 2015 0-1
   A R Saleh Salem vs Wei Yi, 2015 1/2-1/2
   A R Saleh Salem vs S Shankland, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Movsesian vs A R Saleh Salem, 2014 0-1
   A R Saleh Salem vs Movsesian, 2013 1-0
   A R Saleh Salem vs J Smeets, 2013 1-0
   A Lipecki vs A R Saleh Salem, 2013 0-1
   V Minko vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Tata Steel Group B (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   Baku Open (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   Dubai Open (2008)
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   World Junior Championships (2011)

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(born Jan-04-1993, 22 years old) United Arab Emirates

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Grandmaster (2009). Salem Saleh came 5th in the 2010 World Junior Championship that was held in Poland. He qualified for the World Cup (2011) by winning the Western Asian Zonal 3.1, but was defeated in the first round by Russian super-GM Dmitry Jakovenko. In 2012, he defeated tournament winner Parimarjan Negi in the last round to place outright 3rd in the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012), qualifying for the World Cup (2013), where he lost to Dutch #1 and #1 World Junior Anish Giri in the 1st round, ending his participation in the Cup.

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 358  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A R Saleh Salem vs N Saleh  0-125 2004 6th Dubai OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. A R Saleh Salem vs S Sale  ½-½43 2006 8th Dubai OpenA50 Queen's Pawn Game
3. A R Saleh Salem vs O Kulicov  0-158 2006 8th Dubai OpenE12 Queen's Indian
4. R Babaev vs A R Saleh Salem  1-071 2006 8th Dubai OpenB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
5. P Kotsur vs A R Saleh Salem  1-036 2006 8th Dubai OpenB54 Sicilian
6. A El Arousy vs A R Saleh Salem  0-132 2006 8th Dubai OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A R Saleh Salem vs A El Arousy  1-049 2006 16th Abu Dhabi International Chess FestD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
8. A R Saleh Salem vs F Abbasov  1-074 2006 8th Dubai OpenE15 Queen's Indian
9. M Sharbaf vs A R Saleh Salem  1-027 2006 8th Dubai OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
10. S Guliev vs A R Saleh Salem  1-029 2008 Dubai OpenA56 Benoni Defense
11. A R Saleh Salem vs Shirov  0-128 2008 OlympiadD85 Grunfeld
12. W So vs A R Saleh Salem 1-034 2008 Dubai OpenB33 Sicilian
13. A R Saleh Salem vs K Mak  1-049 2008 OlympiadE16 Queen's Indian
14. A R Saleh Salem vs Li Chao 0-159 2008 Dubai OpenD85 Grunfeld
15. Stefansson vs A R Saleh Salem 0-129 2008 OlympiadD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
16. A R Saleh Salem vs Zhou Weiqi  1-056 2008 Dubai OpenA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
17. A R Saleh Salem vs M Palac  0-155 2008 OlympiadD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
18. T Gelashvili vs A R Saleh Salem  0-181 2008 Dubai OpenA06 Reti Opening
19. A R Saleh Salem vs I Efimov  1-024 2008 OlympiadD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. A R Saleh Salem vs V Neverov 1-059 2008 Dubai OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Caruana vs A R Saleh Salem  0-131 2008 OlympiadB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. A R Saleh Salem vs N Samakov  0-140 2008 OlympiadE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
23. K Al-Housa vs A R Saleh Salem  0-131 2008 Dubai OpenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Corke vs A R Saleh Salem  ½-½61 2008 OlympiadA59 Benko Gambit
25. A R Saleh Salem vs P Kotsur  1-046 2008 Dubai OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 358  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  wordfunph: AR Saleh Salem finally granted the Grandmaster title by FIDE. Congratulations GM Saleh Salem!
Mar-14-09  al.Bashir: Congrats to the Emirati! More success in the future ISA.
Jun-13-10  BIDMONFA: A R Salem


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  Tabanus: Placed 5th in World Junior Ch (Poland) 2-17 August 2010:

May-13-12  1813: congratulations A R SALEM for placing 3rd in asian continental 2012.....
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  wordfunph: ...and a slot in 2013 World Cup, congrats GM Saleh Salem!
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  twinlark: Well done indeed, GM Salem Saleh! two consecutive World Cup qualifications.
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  Abdel Irada: Precisely as I'd thought: The "A.R" stands for Abdul Rahman: "Servant of the Merciful."

But of course, mercy has little place in chess. :-D

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  Abdel Irada: Remarkable. So far this year, Salem seems to have been invincible when playing the Grünfeld as Black.

I'm not completely current on the state of the opening, but I have to wonder if he's found some improvements to rehabilitate the defense. (Or has he just not faced strong enough opposition to find the flaws in what he's doing? I suppose that, too, is possible.)

Jan-17-14  lakers4sho: recently got thrashed by Khismatullin, must be tough to the psyche
Dec-02-14  fisayo123: This guy is playing very dynamic, attacking chess at the Qatar Open. Very impressive young player.
Dec-04-14  Llawdogg: A true swashbuckler!
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  Penguincw: A R Saleh Salem is the winner of the "Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament 2015". He entered as the 2nd seed, and started with 7 straight wins, before drawing his R8 game against top seed Sokolov, and also his R9 game. Overall, he finishes in sole first with 8/9 (+7,-0,=2), half a point ahead of 4 other players.
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