Salem Saleh


United Arab Emirates


World Rank #55

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Salem Abdulrahman Mohamed Saleh (born 4 January 1993) is a chess player from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2009. Salem Saleh competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Born in Sharjah, he won three titles at the Asian Youth Chess Championships: under 14 in 2007, under 16 in 2008, and under 18 in 2009. He won the Emirati Chess Championship in 2008, 2011 and 2012, and the Arab Chess Championship in 2008, 2014 and 2018. Salem Saleh won the Arab Individual Blitz Chess Championship 2017 and 2018. In August 2015, in Al Ain, he won both the Asian Chess Championship and the Asian blitz chess championship. In 2017, he finished in a tie for first place in the 1st Sharjah Masters international championship with Wang Hao. B. Adhiban, Martyn Kravtsiv, Yuriy Kryvoruchko and S. P. Sethuraman.

Salem Saleh has played for the UAE’s national team on the top board in every Chess Olympiad from 2008 to 2016. He also participated in the Asian Nations Cup in 2016.