IM Hakki Imad is 2400 elo rated . He is the strongest syrian chess player at the last 10 years.
He was 3 times Arab champion.
He won once the Asian championship in front of current world champion Anand.At that time Anand was world junior champion. He has a draw against American GM De Firmian also against a sicilian.
He is analysing his game from 2009 Istanbul Municipality tournament. Opening Nimzo Indean