Regarding the 1st Al Ain International Youth Open Chess Championship, the opening press conference speakers were the Vice President of Al Ain Chess & Culture Club Mr. Sultan Mohammed Al Yabhouni Aldaheri, logistic manager & competition commission director Mr. Tarek Ali Al Taher, foreign affairs delegate & FIDE Woman Grandmaster Enkhtuul Altan-Ulzii, competition organizational delegate Mr. Ahmed Adel Ahmed and hotel representatives.
Players up to 15 years old will be eligible in open class with the reward budget of total $22,200 that includes $4000 for the champion. Mongolian 9 years old girl Munkhzul Davaakhuu is participating in the competition who is the champion under 8 girls class of 2014 World Youth Chess Championship which was held in Durban, South Africa. Ukrainian 12 years old boy Viktor Matviyishen is being considered as the top seed of the competition at rating of 2374 and he is currently holding FIDE Master title. Likewise Matviyishen, Champion of Europe Youth Chess Championships 2014, many competitive players with bright chess career are participating in this tournament. Tournament technical meeting will be on April, 5th at 9:00 PM in Rayhaan Hili by Rotana Hotel and the first round will be start at 10:30 AM on April, 6th. Total of 100 young chess players arrived from United Arab Emirates, Mongolia, United States of America, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Syria, Egypt, Iran, Qatar, India, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Bahrain.
For tournament detailed results, please go to: <www.chess-results.com>
Report by WGM Enkhtuul Altan-Ulzii