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Mohamad Al-Modiahki
M Al-Modiahki 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 
Number of games in database: 438
Years covered: 1988 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2542 (2524 rapid, 2475 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2585

Overall record: +142 -114 =113 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 69 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (104) 
    B23 B30 B52 B90 B42
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C84 C65 C67 C99 C80
 French Defense (22) 
    C18 C11 C16 C10 C00
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (21) 
    C84 C99 C90 C95 C92
 Sicilian Taimanov (12) 
    B46 B47 B48 B45
 French Winawer (10) 
    C18 C16 C17 C15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (89) 
    B27 B40 B30 B32 B48
 King's Indian (43) 
    E63 E97 E81 E92 E94
 Sicilian Taimanov (15) 
    B47 B48 B45 B49
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 A46 A41 D02 A40
 Slav (9) 
    D17 D18 D12 D11 D13
 English (8) 
    A15 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Kruppa vs M Al-Modiahki, 1998 0-1
   M Al-Modiahki vs Ivanchuk, 2012 1-0
   Winants vs M Al-Modiahki, 2002 0-1
   M Al-Modiahki vs G Oparin, 2014 1-0
   M Al-Modiahki vs Navara, 2008 1-0
   M Al-Modiahki vs Bologan, 2014 1-0
   M Al-Modiahki vs S Williams, 2005 1-0
   M Al-Modiahki vs A Shukuraliev, 2012 1-0
   M Al-Modiahki vs Kurajica, 2012 1/2-1/2
   M Al-Modiahki vs Ponomariov, 1999 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tehran Zonal (2001)
   Dubai Open (2004)
   Gibraltar Masters (2007)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2006)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Dubai Open (2001)
   Acropolis Tournament (2006)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   M Al-Modiahki vs D Anton Guijarro (Dec-30-17) 0-1, blitz
   M Tissir vs M Al-Modiahki (Dec-30-17) 0-1, blitz
   A Al-Saffar vs M Al-Modiahki (Dec-30-17) 1-0, blitz
   M Al-Modiahki vs Short (Dec-30-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   M Al-Modiahki vs A Khairat (Dec-30-17) 1-0, blitz

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(born Jun-01-1974, 48 years old) Qatar

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Mohamad Al-Modiahki (Mohd Al-Mudahka) 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)

Last updated: 2022-01-11 17:31:46

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 499  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Blatny vs M Al-Modiahki 1-0331988World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
2. T S Mallawarachchi vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½461988World Junior ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
3. M Al-Modiahki vs A Wills 1-0481988World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
4. M Al-Modiahki vs A H A Al-Sulaiti  0-1291988World Junior ChampionshipC26 Vienna
5. T Oparaugo vs M Al-Modiahki  0-1801988World Junior ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. M Al-Modiahki vs D Kosic  0-1571988World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
7. A Hip-Waye vs M Al-Modiahki  0-1411988World Junior ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. M Al-Modiahki vs C J Davis  0-1231988World Junior ChampionshipB07 Pirc
9. R Watanabe vs M Al-Modiahki  1-0281988World Junior ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
10. M Al-Modiahki vs R Sharma 1-0301988World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
11. S Chakurira vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½301988World Junior ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. P R Cooper vs M Al-Modiahki  1-0321988World Junior ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. M Al-Modiahki vs M Saunders  ½-½941988World Junior ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
14. M Al-Modiahki vs A Ferreira  0-1771988Thessaloniki OlympiadC25 Vienna
15. M Al-Modiahki vs K Bischoff  0-1531988Thessaloniki OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. M Al-Modiahki vs T Toh  0-1641990Wch U16C53 Giuoco Piano
17. M Al-Modiahki vs J Parker  1-0451990Wch U16C53 Giuoco Piano
18. I Miladinovic vs M Al-Modiahki  1-0671990Wch U16E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. M Al-Modiahki vs D Dochev  ½-½301990Wch U16C15 French, Winawer
20. S Polgar vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½541990Wch U16B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. M Al-Modiahki vs J Maiwald  1-0591990Wch U16B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
22. M Jonker vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½311990Wch U16B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. D Ong vs M Al-Modiahki  0-1631990Wch U16C23 Bishop's Opening
24. M Al-Modiahki vs Y Marcus  1-0261990Wch U16B23 Sicilian, Closed
25. Sakaev vs M Al-Modiahki  1-0381990Wch U16E60 King's Indian Defense
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 499  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-01-06  BIDMONFA: Mohamad Al-Modiahki


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
Jun-01-10  wordfunph: Qatari GM with charming wife GM Zhu Chen..

happy birthday Mohamad!

Aug-30-12  CRISMELDRE: Congratz for winning against Ivanchuk..
Feb-21-13  Abdel Irada: <keypusher: <myschkin> Never mind pocket Fritz, you could fit a mainframe in that turban.>

Are we looking at the same turban?

Feb-21-13  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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