Ahmad Al Khateeb is currently top of the Arab Chess Championship, which is being held in Khartoum, Sudan.
Al Khateeb beat Palestine's Attalah Al Ta'amreh in the first round and then defeated Sudan's Abduallah Abdel Aziz before drawing a third match with Algeria's Mahfouz Sadeeq.
Jordan also sits atop the female standings after Ghada' Al Attar drew with teammate Bushra Al Shuaibi before beating Algeria's Zainab Abdi and Iraq's Karen Jalal Al Din.
Al Shuaibi, is third after two draws and a win.
Players are competing from Algeria, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the host country Sudan as well as Jordan.