5 share Abu Dhabi chess lead after 5 rounds

Tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 90 min for each chess player and 30 seconds increment

Standings after 5 rounds (top 50)

Full chess standings:

Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is organizing the Abu Dhabi chess festival in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan from 6-16th August in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE.

1. Masters Tournament:

Open to all FIDE rated chess players with standard chess rating of 2100 ELO and above. Tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 90 min for each chess player and 30 seconds increment for each. 30-minute tolerance will be applied.

Top prizes: $13000 $7,500 $5,500 $3,500 $2000 $1500 $1000 $800 $700 $600

2. Open Tournament:

Open for chess players rated 2000 ELO and below. The chess tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 90 min for each player and 30 seconds increment for each move. 30-minute tolerance will be applied.

Top prizes: $2000 $1500 $1200 $1000 $800 $500 $400

3. Juniors Tournament (U16):

Open for players born in 2002 or later. The tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 70 min for each player for the whole game. 30-minute tolerance will be applied.

Top prizes: $1500 $1000 $700 $500 $400 $300. Also prizes for sections U8, U10, U12 and U14.

4. Blitz tournament:

Swiss system, 11 rounds, 3 min + 2 sec increment. Entry fees AED 100 (US$ 27). GM, IM with standard ELO Above 2400 and WGM are exempted.

5. Simultaneous exhibition:

Held by a renowned international chess GM. Free Registration

6. Homeland protector’s tournament:

Open to members of military and police and national service. Swiss system, 7 rounds, 15 min. If there are 10 or less teams participating, the tournament will be a round robin. Free Registration.

7. Family Team Tournament:

Swiss system, 7 rounds, 15 min. Open to teams of 2 players (player + one of the parents). If there are 10 or less teams participating, the tournament will be a round robin. Free Registration.

Chess Festival Site

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