Thursday, July 19, 2007

FM (Golden Child) Salem Abdulrahman 13

In Dubai Salem Abdulrahman a chess prodigy made Arab chess history when winning his sixth gold medal in a row over a four-year period.

He won Arab under-10 title three times from 2001-2003 and the Arab title under-12 title in 2004. He bagged back-to-back under-16 titles in 2005 and 2006.

He also has shared the first place in the Asian under-14 championship in Iran this June.

Salem received his FIDE master norm when he was only eight years old.

$154,775.40 AUD for a three year contract to study chess and the money to be used to travel to tournaments with all expenses paid! Way to go Salem.

1 comment:

James Lauren said...

it's good to see young people being sponsored, also I think fom what I have read about this young lad he will be in the top ten as he gets a little older. I hope he has fun too and has a LIFE of a child and does not get locked up in his room to study chess all day!

James Lauren