Bassem Amin

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Bassem Amin
Bassem Amin at the 2013 Chess World Cup.png
Amin at the 2013 Chess World Cup
Born (1988-09-09) 9 September 1988 (age 31)
TitleGrandmaster (2006)
FIDE rating2675 (February 2020)
Peak rating2712 (January 2019)

Bassem Amin (Arabic: باسم أمين‎; born 9 September 1988) is an Egyptian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2006. Amin is the highest rated player of Egypt and Africa.


Arab Champion U10, U12 and U14 two times.

Fourth place sharing second in World Youth Under 16 in Greece 2004

African Champion Under 20 Libya 2004

Arab men Champion (UAE) 2005 (His 1st GM norm )

In 2005 he won the African championship and took part in World Youth Chess Championship (U18), finishing third.

Arab Champion Under 20 3 times : (Jordan) 2005 ( His 2nd GM norm ), July 2006 and August 2007

African Champion Under 20 Botswana 2005 ( 3rd GM norm )

Bronze Medalist In World Youth Under 18 (Georgia) 2006

Arab men Champion (UAE) 2006

In 2007, he tied for first with Ashot Anastasian in the Abu Dhabi Chess Festival, with a performance rating of 2747.[1]

Bronze Medalist In World Juniors (Turkey) 2008

African Chess Champion Libya 2009

He took part in the Chess World Cup 2009 and was knocked out by Vladimir Malakhov in the first round.[2]

African Chess Champion Tunis 2013

Co-Winner of Reykjavik Open 2013[3]

Arab Men Champion UAE 2013

Mediterranean Chess Champion Greece 2014

Scored 8.5 points out of 11 on Board 1 at the 41st World Chess Olympiad, leading the Egyptian National Chess Team to achieve the best result in Egyptian Chess history And win A Gold Medal in Category B

African Chess Champion Cairo 2015

Personal life[edit]

Amin graduated from the faculty of Medicine of the Tanta University in 2012. He is one of three doctors who are also chess grandmasters (along with Alex Scherzer and Daniel Fridman).


  1. ^ Crowther, Mark (2007-08-20). "TWIC 667: Abudhabi Chess Festival". London Chess Center. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2009-12-15). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Mini-Site 2009". Archived from the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
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