Correspondent 26 December 2008
SHARJAH - Salem A.R. Saleh rewrote history by becoming the youngest grand master in Arabia.
The 15-year-old Salem completed his third grand master norm and has gained sufficient elo points to gain the prestigious Arab Chess Championship title. Dr Suliaman Al Fahim, president of UAE Chess Federation, awarded Dh100,000 to Salem for winning the title and said, “We are hoping to achieve greater heights and today it is a grand success for the UAE.”