Saudi Chess Association in cooperation with Qatar Chess Federation and NGiT is holding the Saudi Riyadh International Chess Championship on 26-28th June at the cultural cafe in Riyadh.

The 11-round Swiss tournament will be played with the rapid time control on 10?+5”.

International panel of arbiters is helping the local chess federation, which recently joined FIDE, to manage the tournament.

The prize fund is 14,000 SAR (around 2800 EUR).

After the first day four players are sharing the lead with perfect score.

Round 4 standings (leaders):

1. Al-Hajiri Bader KUW 2045 – 4
2. IM Tissir Mohamed MAR 2422 – 4
3. Retanal Elwin PHI 0 – 4
4. Adel Hyssam EGY 2040 – 4
5. Al Mutairi Hassan S KSA 0 – 3.5
6. Gaafar Hassan EGY 2165 – 3.5
7. Alcala Alvin PHI 0 – 3.5
8. Al Ghamdi Ahmed M KSA 2182 – 3.5
9. FM Janahi Zeyaad BRN 2122 – 3
10. FM Samhouri A. JOR 2365 – 3
11. Valenzuela Eduardo PHI 0 – 3
12. Eldesoky Hatem EGY 2275 – 3
13. FM Ayyad Maher BRN 2251 – 3
14. Gamal Abdel Hakam EGY 2196 – 3
15. Al Nasser Waleed F KSA 0 – 3
16. Delloro Noli PHI 0 – 3
17. Seif Ahmed EGY 2073 – 3
18. Omar Ahmed EGY 2012 – 3
19. FM Ayyad Husain BRN 2248 – 3
20. Khairat Ahmed EGY 0 – 3

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