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Ahmed Adly
A Adly 
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Number of games in database: 802
Years covered: 1997 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2615 (2605 rapid, 2683 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2640
Overall record: +242 -133 =159 (60.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 268 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (105) 
    A46 D02 A40 D04 D00
 Reti System (53) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian Attack (37) 
    A07 A08
 King's Indian (37) 
    E67 E60 E62 E64 E63
 Grunfeld (34) 
    D79 D78 D76 D73 D72
 English (16) 
    A15 A12 A14 A13 A17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (156) 
    B90 B29 B22 B52 B51
 Sicilian Najdorf (56) 
    B90 B96 B92 B91 B99
 Queen's Gambit Declined (36) 
    D35 D37 D30 D36 D31
 Caro-Kann (33) 
    B12 B17 B10 B13 B11
 Semi-Slav (23) 
    D45 D43 D47 D48 D46
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A46 A45 D00 D02 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Adly vs V Laznicka, 2007 1-0
   A Adly vs I Haitin, 2007 1-0
   Carlsen vs A Adly, 2006 0-1
   Rapport vs A Adly, 2015 0-1
   A Adly vs A Kosten, 2003 1-0
   A Adly vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2022 1/2-1/2
   A Adly vs G Meier, 2007 1-0
   Kamsky vs A Adly, 2007 1/2-1/2
   A Adly vs D Ariel, 2011 1-0
   H Hayrapetyan vs A Adly, 2007 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Cairo Misr 1st (2003)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Dubai Open (2017)
   Dubai Open (2019)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2019)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2018)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)
   Chennai Olympiad (2022)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The Bold, The Dangerous and The Beautiful Adly by alaa.mattar

   🏆 FIDE World Rapid Team Championship
   M Fromm vs A Adly (Aug-28-23) 0-1, rapid
   Jobava vs A Adly (Aug-28-23) 1-0, rapid
   A Adly vs A Elier (Aug-28-23) 0-1, rapid
   S van Dael vs A Adly (Aug-28-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Caruana vs A Adly (Aug-27-23) 1-0, rapid

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FIDE player card for Ahmed Adly

(born Feb-19-1987, 36 years old) Egypt

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International Master (2001); Grandmaster (2005); Arab Junior Champion (2005); African Junior Champion (2005); Egyptian Champion (2007 & 2009); World Junior Champion (2007)


Adly is the first GM in Egyptian history, and the youngest ever from Africa.


<Youth> He placed third in the 2004 World Under-18 Championships.

<Junior> He was African U20 champion in 2001 where he obtained his first IM and GM norms. He won the World Junior Championship (2007) to become the first player from the continent of Africa to win a world junior championship.

<National> He won the Egyptian championship in 2007 and 2009.

<Regional and Continental> In 2005 he won the Arab Junior Championship and qualified once more for the knockout phase of the FIDE cycle. He was runner up in the African Continental Championship of 2015, and thereby qualified for the World Cup 2015.

<World> He qualified for the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), but lost the first-round match, after rapid tiebreaks, to Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky. He was again eliminated in the first round of the FIDE World Cup (2005), this time by Ruslan Ponomariov. He qualified for the World Cup (2011), but was forced to withdraw after the first game due to illness. His misfortune continued at the World Cup (2013), for which he qualified, but was unable to attend due to travel difficulties. At the World Cup (2015), he lost to Ukrainian super-GM Vassily Ivanchuk in the first round.

Sources and References

Wikipedia article: Ahmed Adly

Last updated: 2019-02-19 03:51:06

 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 802  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Megaranto vs A Adly  1-0331997Wch U10B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Faisal Saleh vs A Adly  0-1271998Arab Ch U10D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. A Adly vs Stellwagen  0-1241999Wch U12A60 Benoni Defense
4. A Adly vs I Chahrani  1-0352001Golden Cleopatra OpenA80 Dutch
5. A Adly vs I Khamrakulov  0-1872001Golden Cleopatra OpenA48 King's Indian
6. A El Arousy vs A Adly  ½-½262001Golden Cleopatra OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
7. A Fominyh vs A Adly 1-0332001Golden Cleopatra OpenE08 Catalan, Closed
8. A Adly vs M Ezat  1-0532001Golden Cleopatra OpenA48 King's Indian
9. A Surjadnji vs A Adly  1-0472001Golden Cleopatra OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. A Adly vs M Himdan  0-1412001Golden Cleopatra OpenE61 King's Indian
11. A Adly vs A Farahat  0-1652001Golden Cleopatra OpenD04 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A A R Afifi vs A Adly  ½-½152001Golden Cleopatra OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. A Adly vs S Guliev  0-1272001Biel MTO opA80 Dutch
14. A Adly vs S Guliev  0-1272001MTOA80 Dutch
15. J Strauss vs A Adly  0-1232001MTOA07 King's Indian Attack
16. I Nemet vs A Adly  1-0282001MTOD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. C Astengo vs A Adly  0-1282001MTOB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. T Roschina vs A Adly  1-0332001MTOB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
19. S Joksic vs A Adly  1-0242001MTOA13 English
20. A Adly vs A Thaler  0-1432001MTOA10 English
21. S Zavgorodniy vs A Adly  1-0532001WYB14B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. Nakamura vs A Adly 1-0732001WYB14A30 English, Symmetrical
23. R Mankeyev vs A Adly 1-0302001WYB14D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Batkhorol Bilegt vs A Adly  0-1402001WYB14B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. A Adly vs R Mamedov  0-1322001WYB14E61 King's Indian
 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 802  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Oct-26-07  averroes02: congratulations for ahmed adly from egypt, the first african champion in the history of this continent.I know this player when he play in olympics but I was not sure that he can win this championship and he did it, you are incredible and famous and genius my son. your father from algeria: AMMAR.
Nov-20-07  Karpova: Report on and interview with GM Adly:

<I read in a German chess magazine that several years ago you were playing in a tournament in Nigeria, and that all the participants got malaria. Is it true that you survived because your next tournament was in Greece and you had access to a good hospital?

<Yes, unfortunately. It happened at the African Olympic games. I was very sick and almost died. I was 60 kgs before contracting malaria and 32 kgs after. So you can imagine how bad it was. This stopped me from playing good chess for two years. However, I was more upset to lose two of my team mates, who were less ill than I was. I thank God I am still alive.>>

Nov-20-07  sallom89: he must be rated 2650+ in no time ,i was totally shocked of some games that he played. Just awesome.
Premium Chessgames Member
  superuser171: Thanks for the link Karpova. It's nice to see chessbase having an article about Adly..
Nov-21-07  hovik2003: It is good to see that Arabs are playing chess again, a game was played and flourished in Baghdad courts during muslem rule of MiddleEast from 7th-13th century on.
Nov-22-07  pawnofdoom: Adly is going to play in the 2007 FIDE World Cup. I hope he does well. He was chosen as a player from Africa. Though he is rated pretty low, beign only 2500 compared to all the other 2600s and 2700s there, he should fare well.
Nov-26-07  papynchase: He just drew with Black against Kamsky in 83 moves. A chessbase caption of the picture of them playing against each other, "Kamsky managing just a draw...", sounds very belittling.
Nov-26-07  ahmadov: Unfortunately, this guy did not qulify... I wanted to root for him...
Nov-26-07  Udit Narayan: <papynchase> Chessbase are always biased.
Dec-10-07  Eti fan: GM Ahmed Adly wins the Egyptian chess championship

Dec-10-07  cotdt: this guy was able to fight kamsky to a draw, which is better than what carlsen was able to accomplish!
Premium Chessgames Member
  superuser171: Here's a link to a nice video interview with Ahmed Adly..he seems to be a cheerful guy..


Sep-29-08  shintaro go: What happened to this guy? He's rated 2586 in the October 2008 rating list and a former world junior champion. Where's he now?
Premium Chessgames Member
  superuser171: Adly participated in University of Twente Young masters (the netherlands)& here's a link of the games :

And Also in Abudhabi Masters, here are the games:

Sep-14-09  timhortons: [Event "7th Mediterranean Chess Championship"]
[Site "Rijeka/Croatia"]
[Date "2009.09.14"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Adly, Ahmed"]
[Black "Cvitan, Ognjen"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D76"]
[Annotator "Robot 4"]
[PlyCount "93"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/5400+30:900+30"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. d4 Nb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. Re1 a5 11. Nb5 a4 12. Bd2 e5 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Bc3 Qe7 15. Nxe5 Bxe5 16. Rc1 Bxc3 17. Rxc3 Rd8 18. Qc1 c6 19. Nd4 Be6 20. a3 Bd5 21. e4 Ba2 22. Nf3 Nd7 23. e5 Ra5 24. Rd3 Re8 25. Qd2 Rd5 26. Rxd5 Bxd5 27. Ng5 h6 28. Bxd5 hxg5 29. e6 cxd5 30. exd7 Qxd7 31. Rxe8+ Qxe8 32. Qxd5 Qe7 33. h3 Kh7 34. Kg2 f6 35. Kf3 Kg7 36. Qb5 f5 37. Qxa4 Qe6 38. Qd4+ Kf7 39. Kg2 Qb3 40. a4 Ke6 41. Qg7 Qd5+ 42. Kg1 Qd1+ 43. Kh2 Qh5 44. Qxb7 g4 45. h4 g5 46. Qc8+ Ke5 47. Qc5+ 1-0

a game played well until this position

Adly,A - Cvitan,O, 7th Mediterranean Chess Championship 2009

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1. = (0.19): 35...f5 36.Kg2 Kh6 37.Qd4 Qe8
2. (0.29): 35...Qg7 36.Qd3 f5 37.Qb5 Kh6 38.Kg2 Kh7 39.g4

Cvitan,O, position just disintegrate after..

rybka prefer 35...f5

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1. (0.77): 36.Qb5
2. = (0.08): 36.Qd4 Qe6 37.Qe4 Qd7

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1. (0.77): 36...Qc7 37.Kg2 Qc2 38.Qd7+
2. (0.88): 36...Qd8 37.Qxb7+

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1. (1.84): 43.Kh2 Qc2 44.Qxg6+ Ke5 45.Qg7+ Ke6 46.Qg8+ Kf6 47.Qd8+ Kf7 2. = (0.00): 43.Kg2 Qd5+[]

Sep-14-09  timhortons: i'll try to run this game with rybka in deep analysis mode after move 35. Kf3...

just try to find out how rybka play this end game.

many say that rybka cant find the right move in most endgame but so far with my pawn endgame book where the author provided the detailed end game analysis rybkas eval just fit perfectly with it..

Sep-15-09  timhortons: after white move 35.. i let rybka continue play this game with depth 20 each move..

[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "

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"] [PlyCount "63"]
35... f5 36. g4 fxg4+ 37. hxg4 Qf6+ 38. Kg3 Qf4+ 39. Kg2 Qxg4+ 40. Kf1 Qh3+ 41. Kg1 Qh6 42. Qxb7+ Qg7 43. Qh1+ Qh6 44. b4 axb3 45. Qb7+ Qg7 46. Qxb3 Qc7 47. a4 Qc1+ 48. Kg2 Qc6+ 49. Kg3 Qd6+ 50. Kh3 Qf4 51. Qc2 Kh6 52. a5 Qb4 53. Qc8 g4+ 54. Qxg4 Qxa5 55. Qf4+ Kg7 56. Qd4+ Kf7 57. Qd7+ Kf6 58. Qc6+ Kg7 59. f4 Qf5+ (59... Qd2) 60. Kg3 Qd3+ 61. Qf3 Qxf3+ 62. Kxf3 Kf7 63. Ke4 Kf6 64. Kd4 Kf5 65. Ke3 g5 66. fxg5 Kxg5 1/2-1/2

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: He was champion of Egypt in 2007. Did not participate in 2008. Egyptian champion again in July 2009:

Jan-11-10  Raisin Death Ray: His friends call him AA.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday!
Aug-08-13  DoctorD: Looks like he might not make the World Cup:

Apr-20-15  waustad: Today he would have had to hold a draw against Maxim Rodstein a pawn down for Egypt to defeat Israel in the World Team Chess Championship. He was unable to hold so they split, 2-2. Egypt is tied for last with only one match point with USA and Russia. Nobody has 4 match points after only 2 rounds, so it is still pretty much up for grabs.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Incredible that chess has actually saved a life: Ahmed Adly (kibitz #20).
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Drawn goes Nakamura!
Jan-02-18  alfamikewhiskey: 13/21 i the Blitz WC 2017, and above for instance Nepomniachtchi is an excellent result for the Egyptian.
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