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Kuwaiti Al-Othman wins grandmaster title at 2018 Chess Olympiad
October 4, 2018, 8:45 am

Kuwait's Abdulwahab Al­Othman won a chess grandmaster title at the 43rd Chess Olympiad in the Georgian capital, Batumi, on Wednesday.

Al­Othman won the title after getting required points, head of the Kuwaiti team Khaled Al­Mutairi told KUNA in a statement over the telephone.

Al­Othman won six matches and equalized in two others, Al­Mutairi added, noting that this is the second title grabbed by Kuwaiti players. Bader Al­Hajri won the same title in Asia men's tourney in 2016, Al­Mutairi pointed out.

Kuwait's female player Fatma Al­Zahraa Baqer won the Woman Candidate Master (WCM) title after attaining 3.5 points in six rounds.

Source: KUNA

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