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About Us – Home Of Chess

Amit Salvi Co-Founder


Hails from Mumbai India, is a keen chess player and has played and won many tournaments in different countries around the world. He has be a student of chess for more than 25 years, and has recently tried his hand at spreading the knowledge of chess.

He is qualified electronics engineer with a Masters in Marketing, and wants to make chess fun to learn, sow the seeds for a brighter future of chess in the middle east.


Saed Madanat, Co-founder


Coming from a family that loves chess , Saed is a chess enthusiast and a Geomatics engineer, originally from Jordan where he has won many tournaments there including the national championship for youth.

Saed is keen to spread the love and interest for chess among Dubai’s community and the youth, and help them take their game to the next level.


Zaid Maayeh, Co-founder


Zaid learned playing chess from a very young age in the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan where it became his preferred hobby and passion. This passion drove him to participate in the Jordanian National tournaments starting from year 1997 and winning the title of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for age under 20 in year 2005. During his graduate study, Zaid continued his progress in chess by representing Jordan at International tournaments, Arab Universities Championship and Arab Clubs Championship.

Zaid obtained his bachelor’s degree in business management with accounting major, developed his career and worked as a External auditor / consultant in Big Four. Yet he remained loyal to chess by teaching kids playing chess in his free time, and administrating chess communities on the social media to gather chess players together.

Zaid is willing to take chess in UAE to the next level by being one of the founders of Home of Chess FZC and mark its presence in the region.