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Mohamed Al Modiahki

Mohamed Al Modiahki

Mohammed was the first player in Qatar to earn the title of grandmaster, and is the country’s highest ranked player. He was awarded the trophy of the Player of the Century within the Arab Countries.

He has participated in nine Chess Olympiads. At the 32nd Chess Olympiad in 1996, he won the gold medal for his individual performance. A performance which he repeated at the 33rd Chess Olympiad. In 1994 and 2002, his individual performance earned him the bronze medal.

He played four times in the knock out stages of the FIDE World Chess Championships in Las Vegas (1999), New Delhi (2000), Moscow (2002), and Libya 2004.

He won the Arab Chess Championship on four occasions. Other victories include the Agadir Open in Morocco, Andorra Open (1999), the open in Tunis (1997), and shared first places at the Goodricke Open in India (1995) and Benasque Open in Spain (1997).

In 2001, he married Grandmaster Zhu Chen, who now also plays for Qatar.
In October 2003, he achieved his maximum FIDE rating of 2588.

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