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Esam Aly Ahmed
Number of games in database: 40
Years covered: 1994 to 2003
Highest rating achieved in database: 2408

Overall record: +10 -18 =12 (40.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B31 B71 B30 B44 B81
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B43 B40 B42 B45 B80
 Sicilian Kan (5) 
    B43 B42
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   E Ahmed vs S Ghonimy, 2001 1-0

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(born Mar-31-1964, died Oct-27-2003, 39 years old) Egypt

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Essam Ahmed Ali was born on March 31, 1964 in Egypt. He won the Arab Championships in 1996. In 2003, he won the Egyptian championship. He was an Egyptian International Master and Egypt’s top player, who died on October 27, 2003, of cerebral malaria after returning from the All Africa Games tournament in Abuja, Nigeria. The 60-year-old head of the Egyptian chess delegation, Mohammed Labib, died of the same disease the next day. Both were incorrectly diagnosed in Egypt after becoming ill. Both were bitten by an infected mosquito.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 40  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Ahmed vs I Nikolaidis  0-1551994Moscow OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. E Ahmed vs I Rausis  ½-½591996Yerevan OlympiadC50 Giuoco Piano
3. Beliavsky vs E Ahmed  1-0341996Yerevan OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
4. E Ahmed vs Granda Zuniga 0-1431996Yerevan OlympiadE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
5. Haba vs E Ahmed  1-0371999Komercni Banka opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
6. E Ahmed vs V Meijers  ½-½282001UbedaC42 Petrov Defense
7. E Ahmed vs L Comas Fabrego  0-1492001UbedaB44 Sicilian
8. Stefansson vs E Ahmed  1-04620014th OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
9. M Elgabry vs E Ahmed  1-09120014th OpenB40 Sicilian
10. E Ahmed vs S Ghonimy  1-02920014th OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. E Ahmed vs Y M El Ghazali  1-04820014th OpenB30 Sicilian
12. M Himdan vs E Ahmed  ½-½820014th OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
13. E Ahmed vs S Loeffler  ½-½4220014th OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
14. W Sarwat vs E Ahmed  1-05720014th OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. E Ahmed vs Y Rahman  0-15320014th OpenC42 Petrov Defense
16. Mohd Omar Ak Hira Pg vs E Ahmed  0-1282002Bled OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
17. F Bellini vs E Ahmed  ½-½492002Bled OlympiadB40 Sicilian
18. E Ahmed vs A Graf  0-1542002Bled OlympiadB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
19. J Borisek vs E Ahmed  1-0382002Bled OlympiadB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. E Ahmed vs A Mallahi  ½-½292002Bled OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. E Ahmed vs Nakamura  ½-½642003X Anibal OpenB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
22. S Halkias vs E Ahmed 1-0322003X Anibal OpenE12 Queen's Indian
23. Blehm vs E Ahmed  1-0302003X Anibal OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
24. E Ahmed vs E El Gindy  0-1322003X Anibal OpenB24 Sicilian, Closed
25. R Pogorelov vs E Ahmed  0-1362003X Anibal OpenA14 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-21-05  mego: in fact essam ali ahmed was not good chess player only but was having good humantiy too
Mar-31-06  BIDMONFA: Essam Ahmed

AHMED, Essam

Nov-18-14  zanzibar: Many pictures of him can be found here:

<He was Arab Champion 1996 , and was a great attacker, and played most openings . He passed away after infected by Malaria on 27 October 2003, after playing in African Games - Abuja - Nigeria>

(The above site refers back to this page as well)

My preference would be to have his name spelled as <Essam> with two s's to match the above site, if this is the same player (which it must be).

Of course, the transliteration of Arabic into English allows for both - but I'd use the above site, which has the most information on the player, to decide (since it likely would reflect the player's preference).

Interesting that his FIDE card is still active, even though he's deceased. The FIDE card uses the name Esam (with one "s").

Nigel Short, in his 2003-11-16 Telegraph article with notice of his death, uses the name <Esam Aly Ahmed> with one "s" as well.

Mark Weeks goes on to discuss some of the difficulties of tracking this player due to the various translation spellings, here:


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