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4th Mohamed Slama Memorial – Photo Report

The 4th edition of Mohamed Slama Memorial is in progress at the luxurious Hotel Monastir Center****, situated in the center of the splendid touristic city of Monastir, Tunisia and adjoining a beautiful sandy beach.

The Festival is organized by Chess Club La Tour Blanche – Ksibet El Mediouni in a 9-round Swiss format. The hefty prize fund in the amount of 10.000 $ is provided by the official tournament sponsor Slama Brothers Group.

220 players from 15 different countries (Algeria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Libya, Lebanon, Netherlands, Romania, Russia and Tunisia) take part in the Chess Festival, including 5 GMs, 8 IMs, 9 FMs, 1 WGM and 2 WIMs. The participants are split into three tournaments – Open A (for players rated over 2099), Open B (for players below 2100) and Youth Tournament (for participants under 12 y.o.), more information here

The organizers provide wonderful opportunity to explore Tunisia with different side activities, such as excursions to popular Tunisian destinations, boat-trips, Folklore parties, etc. Enjoy the photo report below!

Contact information:
Tournament Director: Jawhar Ben Fredj, tel.: 00216 21 268 258
Club President: Ayoub Ayed, tel.: 00216 99 836 561
Email: jawharbf@gmail.com
Official website

View over Bourguiba Mausoleum

View over Bourguiba Mausoleum

Monastir Beach

Monastir Beach

Monastir Beach

Monastir Center Hotel

Monastir Center Hotel

The hotel is crowded just before the start of the competition. It's obvious how popular chess is in Tunisia!

The hotel is crowded just before the start of the competition. It’s obvious how popular chess is in Tunisia

Tunisian cuisine is a must

Tunisian cuisine is a must try

They really do know carving

They really do know carving

GM Davorin Kuljasevic (Croatia) is top seeded in Open A

GM Davorin Kuljasevic (Croatia) is top seeded in Open A

WIM Klara Varga (Hungary) is one of the female players in the Masters Tournamet

WIM Klara Varga (Hungary) is one of the female players in the Masters Tournamet

Open A starting list:

1 GM Kuljasevic Davorin CRO 2550
2 GM Rizouk Aimen ALG 2527
3 GM Stupak Kirill BLR 2524
4 GM Haddouche Mohamed ALG 2515
5 IM Ezat Mohamed EGY 2469
6 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2434
7 IM Kohlweyer Bernd GER 2409
8 IM Ibrahim Hatim EGY 2348
9 IM Pavlov Mircea ROU 2346
10 IM Payen Arnaud FRA 2341
11 WGM Videnova Iva BUL 2337
12 FM Amdouni Zoubaier TUN 2317
13 IM Sarwat Walaa EGY 2313
14 FM Boudriga Med Ali TUN 2299
15 FM Zaibi Amir TUN 2287
16 IM Ameir Moheb EGY 2275
17 FM Lauridsen Jesper Morch DEN 2261
18 WIM Varga Klara HUN 2234
19 IM Adrian Claude FRA 2227
20 Bouzidi Ahmed TUN 2225
21 FM El Jawich Amro LIB 2212
22 FM Oussedik Mahfoud ALG 2194
23 CM Abbes Ali TUN 2193
24 FM Gator Mosab LBA 2174
25 FM Bengherabi Khalil ALG 2162
26 El Gheiadi I. LBA 2146
27 Meddeb Anis TUN 2126
28 Hergli Amir TUN 2114
29 FM Birjukov Sergey RUS 2175
30 WIM Mezioud Amina ALG 2061

Open B starting list:

1 Jmila Omar TUN 2086
2 Taher Rami LBA 2081
3 Taeib Sahbi TUN 2078
4 CM Elbaruni Mohamed LBA 2075
5 Meftahi Houssem TUN 2057
6 Djaballah Farouk ALG 2051
7 WIM Latreche Sabrina ALG 2035
8 Barbaria Yacine TUN 2034
9 Abugenda Nagi LBA 2006
10 CM Al Sori Mohamed LBA 1984
11 CM Chouchane Amine TUN 1981
12 Bourkhis Adnane TUN 1981
13 Gadhab Tarek TUN 1981
14 FM Ouaret Abdelouhab ALG 1976
15 Charfeddine Akrem TUN 1970
16 Westerweele Henrik NED 1970
17 Alzantuti Yousef LBA 1965
18 Barhoumi Med Anis TUN 1958
19 M’dallah Afif TUN 1926
20 Matoussi Wael TUN 1900
21 Jabloun Bilel TUN 1878
22 Elnaami Hashem A.K. LBA 1875
23 Khennous Fares ALG 1867
24 Gahfer Khaled LBA 1859
25 Amellal Sofiane Anis ALG 1847
26 Kozlowski Laurent FRA 1838
27 Zaydia Marwen TUN 1834
28 WFM Meghara Lylia ALG 1811
29 Alnami Salaheddin LBA 1811
30 Bensadi Lotfi ALG 1801
31 Ben Hlima Rafik TUN 1796
32 Ben Ammar Mohamed TUN 1774
33 Bousrih Maher TUN 1768
34 Nouali Djouher ALG 1746
35 Atia Mohamed TUN 1706
36 Chelli Hichem TUN 1683
37 CM Dali Mohamed Souhaib TUN 1661
38 Fellah Mohamed LBA 1660
39 WFM Baktach Nesrine TUN 1652
40 WCM Ben Said Safa TUN 1618
41 Majdoub Amrou TUN 1600
42 Aouachria Rami ALG 1588
43 Oussedik Nassila ALG 1572
44 Zwayed Mohamed LBA 1551
45 Yahiaoui Asma ALG 1540
46 Hilali Wissal TUN 1533
47 Lahmar Chaima TUN 1504
48 Aouachria Marwa ALG 1426
49 Ben Fredj Mariem TUN 1331
50 Abdessatar El Woued TUN 0
51 Abokail Mohand LBA 0
52 Acheche Iyed TUN 0
53 Aloulou Mahmoud TUN 0
54 Aouachria Rima ALG 0
55 Aroua Ahmed TUN 0
56 Atef Abdel Aziz EGY 0
57 Atmani Sofia ALG 0
58 Ayed Abdelhedi TUN 0
59 Azweid Ali LBA 0
60 Baba Ayoub TUN 0
61 Bahi Hanen TUN 0
62 Baktache Hamza TUN 0
63 Banouri Ghadha TUN 0
64 Benelfekir Karima ALG 0
65 Belgasimi Med Saleh TUN 0
66 Belgasmi Najib TUN 0
67 Ben Aicha Yassine TUN 0
68 Ben Brahem Aymen TUN 0
69 Ben Hlima Zied TUN 0
70 Ben Said Firas TUN 0
71 Ben Said Nourhene TUN 0
72 Ben Salah Ghassen TUN 0
73 Ben ghali Adel TUN 0
74 Bouchamla Alaa TUN 0
75 Charfeddine Islam -14 TUN 0
76 Chihi Roua -12 TUN 0
77 El Fekih Firas TUN 0
78 Elayeb Med Yessine TUN 0
79 Elnami Yasin LBA 0
80 Gadhab Farouk TUN 0
81 Gasmi Khaled TUN 0
82 Ghaboudi Nayrouz TUN 0
83 Ben Zid Sedki TUN 0
84 Gharssalli Fathi TUN 0
85 Glaoui Houssem TUN 0
86 Glissa Hachem -12 TUN 0
87 Guizguiz Younes TUN 0
88 Hamiti Mohamed ALG 0
89 Hamouche Kahina ALG 0
90 Harzalli Oussama-14 TUN 0
91 Hbacha Achraf TUN 0
92 Helali Abdessalem TUN 0
93 Hizi Faleh TUN 0
94 Hmida Mohamed TUN 0
95 Hmissi Wael TUN 0
96 Ibbou Schahinez ALG 0
97 Jhidri Aymen TUN 0
98 Khemakhem Youssef TUN 0
99 Knani Ghada-14 TUN 0
100 Korbi Aziz TUN 0
101 Lachheb Sondes TUN 0
102 Lahmar Mohamed Ali TUN 0
103 Mabrouk Syrine TUN 0
104 Malki Mounir TUN 0
105 Mejri Moncef TUN 0
106 Meskaldji Abdelmajid TUN 0
107 Mimouna Issam TUN 0
108 Mkaddem Aymen TUN 0
109 Mokhtar Tarek TUN 0
110 Moussa Ahmed TUN 0
111 Ochi Ghassen TUN 0
112 Rabhi Lotfi TUN 0
113 Sadok Aymen -16 TUN 0
114 Sayari Sofien TUN 0
115 Shili Mohamed TUN 0
116 Tounssi Ahmed Hedi TUN 0
117 Trabelsi Sofiane TUN 0
118 Van Doorn Hans NED 0
119 Zaoui Oussama-16 TUN 0
120 Zouari Hayfa -14 TUN 0
121 Zouari Med Hedi TUN 0
122 Allagui Mustapha TUN 0
123 Chamam Nazih TUN 2000
124 Ayed Raouf TUN 0

Youth Tournament Under 12 starting list:

1 Miladi Amen TUN 1233
2 WCM Ben Fredj Mayssa TUN 0
3 WCM Hwass Zaineb -8 TUN 0
4 Abdeljalil Momen TUN 0
5 Bahloul Ahmed TUN 0
6 Banouri Aya TUN 0
7 Bdeoui Med Aziz TUN 0
8 Bechikh Chaima -12 TUN 0
9 Ben Amor Rayen TUN 0
10 Bouchehda Oussema TUN 0
11 Bouhlel Oussama TUN 0
12 Boukadida Youssef TUN 0
13 Bourourou Ahmed TUN 0
14 Bourourou Med Saleh TUN 0
15 Chammakhi Khalil TUN 0
16 Chatti Abdelrahmen TUN 0
17 Chihi Ghada -8 TUN 0
18 Chihi Malak -10 TUN 0
19 Dahmani Sami -8 TUN 0
20 El Hani Ahmed TUN 0
21 El Jawich Muhammad LIB 0
22 Essid Abir -8 TUN 0
23 Essid Dhafer -8 TUN 0
24 Gamha Mortadha -8 TUN 0
25 Gamha Sadek -8 TUN 0
26 Gamha Yasmine TUN 0
27 Gamha Yassine TUN 0
28 Ghaboudi Med Sadek TUN 0
29 Ghaboudi Nourane TUN 0
30 Guidara Rawia TUN 0
31 Hwass Amina -8 TUN 0
32 Jday Zoubeir TUN 0
33 Jenbi Fradj TUN 0
34 Jerbi Abdesalam TUN 0
35 Jirbi Najd TUN 0
36 Kahia Ali TUN 0
37 Kallel Bilal TUN 0
38 Knani Mohamed Aziz-8 TUN 0
39 Laaribi Adem TUN 0
40 Lahmar Fatma TUN 0
41 Mahjoub Alaa TUN 0
42 Mahjoub Yessine TUN 0
43 Majdoub Jihed-10 TUN 0
44 Mathlouthi MohaMed Khalil TUN 0
45 Mathlouthi Mohamed khayri TUN 0
46 Merchaoui Ahmed TUN 0
47 Merchaoui Oumeyma TUN 0
48 Mkaddem Mohamed TUN 0
49 Mrizek Asma TUN 0
50 Mrizek Omar TUN 0
51 Neggaz Louey TUN 0
52 Neguez Youssef TUN 0
53 Romdhane Ahmed TUN 0
54 Romdhane Youssef TUN 0
55 Saad Sarra TUN 0
56 Souid Aziz-10 TUN 0
57 Zouari Mohanned TUN 0
58 Benelfekir Imene ALG 0
59 Assem Abderezzak ALG 0
60 Chekired Anes ALG 0
61 Chekired Okba ALG 0
62 Belattar Ines ALG 0
63 Atmani Amine ALG 0
64 Bidi Abdeljalil ALG 0
65 Bechikh Mohamed Youssef TUN 0
66 Bechikh Mohamed yassine TUN 0

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