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Mohamad Naser Al Sayed
M Al Sayed 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 695
Years covered: 1991 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2484 (2480 rapid, 2535 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2525

Overall record: +180 -148 =146 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 221 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B42 B93 B30 B21 B47
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    D02 A46 A45 E00 A40
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E36 E33 E37 E47
 French Defense (21) 
    C16 C17 C11 C00 C10
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D80 D90 D85 D76
 King's Indian (19) 
    E92 E94 E97 E62 E91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (101) 
    B90 B52 B33 B94 B22
 King's Indian (62) 
    E63 E97 E92 E60 E73
 Slav (41) 
    D12 D10 D11 D14 D17
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B94 B92 B91
 Semi-Slav (26) 
    D43 D45 D44 D48 D47
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    D02 A40 A45 A46 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Al Sayed vs G M Todorovic, 2001 1-0
   M Al Sayed vs M Maia, 2012 1-0
   M Al Sayed vs V Korchmar, 2009 1-0
   M Al Sayed vs O W Hartvig, 2009 1-0
   N Miezis vs M Al Sayed, 2010 1/2-1/2
   M Al Sayed vs K Georgiev, 2013 1-0
   M Al Sayed vs K White, 2005 1-0
   P Haugli vs M Al Sayed, 2014 0-1
   M Al Sayed vs J Vogel, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Asian U20 (2001)
   Gibraltar Masters (2014)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2004)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2015)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2013)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   Gibraltar Masters (2016)

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

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(born Nov-02-1981, 41 years old) Qatar

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Wikipedia article: Mohamad Naser Al Sayed

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 706  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Al Sayed vs Ganguly  0-1161991Wch U10A16 English
2. R Disconzi da Silva vs M Al Sayed  1-0361994Moscow OlympiadA06 Reti Opening
3. P McKenzie vs M Al Sayed  1-0361994Moscow OlympiadB33 Sicilian
4. M Al Sayed vs Kasimdzhanov  0-1291998Elista OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
5. M Al Sayed vs Samuel Boipuso  1-0361998Elista OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. S Guliev vs M Al Sayed  1-0801998Elista OlympiadE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
7. I Nataf vs M Al Sayed  1-0351999Andorra op 17thB33 Sicilian
8. G Giorgadze vs M Al Sayed  1-0531999Benasque OpenE92 King's Indian
9. M Al Sayed vs I Hausner  0-1371999Benasque OpenC10 French
10. M Al Sayed vs A A Zaremba qualifier blitzB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
11. B Lugo vs M Al Sayed qual blitzB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. M Al Sayed vs Lputian  0-1342000Dubai OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
13. M Bin Hafiz vs M Al Sayed  ½-½422000Dubai OpenB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. M Al Sayed vs H Alya  1-0642000Dubai OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
15. A Riazantsev vs M Al Sayed  1-0402000Dubai OpenE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
16. M Al Sayed vs M Eassa Ahmed  1-0232000Dubai OpenC16 French, Winawer
17. C Gokhale vs M Al Sayed  1-0402000Dubai OpenE97 King's Indian
18. M Al Sayed vs K Ben Nasser  ½-½422000Dubai OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
19. Mamedyarov vs M Al Sayed ½-½552000Dubai OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
20. N De Peyer vs M Al Sayed 0-1192000Dubai OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
21. M Al Sayed vs P Zhang  0-1462000World JuniorC17 French, Winawer, Advance
22. D de Vreugt vs M Al Sayed  1-0212000World JuniorB27 Sicilian
23. M Gagunashvili vs M Al Sayed  1-0462000Wch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. N Miezis vs M Al Sayed  1-0302000Istanbul OlympiadA16 English
25. M Al Sayed vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½242001Tehran ZonalB27 Sicilian
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 706  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)

Jul-27-14  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.

Jul-27-14  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!
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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