Meet 9-year-old Kari Hanach, of Lebanese ancestry, chess champion in the UK!

Lebanon has many brilliant chess players. Some win tournaments abroad. Some participate in domestic tournaments, even post-explosions and in pandemics.

Well today, Lebanon is proud as his UK-based-champion is just 9-year-old (

It is refreshing to finally read a piece of happy news related to Lebanon. Bravo Kari and “Mabrouk” to you and to your proud family from Bambi :)! Keep up your passion, talent, practice, and attitude!

Of course, Bambi cannot conclude this brief post without a song to Kari and his parents. Guess which song? Of course, it is the Mabrouk song to their/our champion :).

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