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Mohamad Al-Modiahki
M Al-Modiahki 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 
Number of games in database: 414
Years covered: 1988 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2542 (2524 rapid, 2475 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2585

Overall record: +134 -108 =104 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 68 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (99) 
    B23 B30 B52 B90 B58
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C84 C65 C67 C99 C80
 French Defense (21) 
    C18 C11 C10 C16 C17
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (19) 
    C84 C99 C95 C90 C96
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B47 B46 B45 B48
 French Winawer (10) 
    C18 C16 C17 C15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (83) 
    B27 B30 B48 B40 B22
 King's Indian (42) 
    E63 E97 E81 E92 E73
 Sicilian Taimanov (13) 
    B48 B47 B45 B49
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 A46 D02 A40 A41
 Slav (9) 
    D17 D18 D13 D19 D11
 French Defense (8) 
    C07 C00 C18 C01 C10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Al-Modiahki vs Ivanchuk, 2012 1-0
   Y Kruppa vs M Al-Modiahki, 1998 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
   Winants vs M Al-Modiahki, 2002 0-1
   M Al-Modiahki vs S Williams, 2005 1-0
   M Al-Modiahki vs A Shukuraliev, 2012 1-0
   M Al-Modiahki vs Ponomariov, 1999 1/2-1/2
   J Houska vs M Al-Modiahki, 2006 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tehran Zonal (2001)
   Gibraltar Masters (2007)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2006)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Dubai op (2001)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   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, 47 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 18; games 1-25 of 431  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Al-Modiahki vs A Wills 1-0481988Wch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
2. Blatny vs M Al-Modiahki 1-0331988Wch U20A15 English
3. M Al-Modiahki vs A H A Al-Sulaiti  0-1291988Wch U20C26 Vienna
4. M Al-Modiahki vs R D Sharma 1-0301988Wch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
5. M Al-Modiahki vs A Ferreira  0-1771988Thessaloniki OlympiadC25 Vienna
6. M Al-Modiahki vs K Bischoff  0-1531988Thessaloniki OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. Sofia Polgar vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½541990Wch U16B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. M Al-Modiahki vs J Rodgaard  ½-½501990Novi Sad OlympiadC15 French, Winawer
9. M Al-Modiahki vs C Reyes Najera  1-0191990Novi Sad OlympiadB83 Sicilian
10. H Hamdouchi vs M Al-Modiahki  1-0341990Novi Sad OlympiadA48 King's Indian
11. M Al-Modiahki vs L J Torres  0-1711990Novi Sad OlympiadC53 Giuoco Piano
12. M Al-Modiahki vs Sofia Polgar  0-1351991Wch U18B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
13. Vasiukov vs M Al-Modiahki  1-0351992Doha opB40 Sicilian
14. Shulman vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½301992Wch U18E92 King's Indian
15. M Al-Modiahki vs Bologan  0-1551992Manila OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. M Al-Modiahki vs Sunye Neto  0-1631992Manila OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. M Al-Modiahki vs M Dutreeuw  0-1521992Manila OlympiadC55 Two Knights Defense
18. M Al-Modiahki vs Suba  0-1421992Manila OlympiadB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. M Al-Modiahki vs A Kuzmin  1-0451993DohaC25 Vienna
20. M Al-Modiahki vs Z Rahman  ½-½281993Asia U18B01 Scandinavian
21. S Zagrebelny vs M Al-Modiahki  1-0381993Asia-chTB40 Sicilian
22. Vasiukov vs M Al-Modiahki  1-0501993DohaB40 Sicilian
23. Vescovi vs M Al-Modiahki  1-0401994Wch U20B44 Sicilian
24. M Al-Modiahki vs G Milos 1-0431994Moscow OlympiadC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
25. M Al-Modiahki vs A F Ker  1-0221994Moscow OlympiadB07 Pirc
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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.
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  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
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  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

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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