Very Strong 2018 Abu Dhabi Chess Festival

Abu Dhabi chess festival will take place from 6-16th August in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE

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 rating of 2100 ELO and above. Tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 90 min for each player and 30 seconds increment for each chess move. 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 players rated 2000 ELO and below. The 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 chess 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 chess tournament:
Swiss system, 11 rounds, 3 min + 2 sec increment. Entry fees AED 100 (US$ 27). GM, IM with standard Ello Above 2400 and WGM are exempted.

5. Simultaneous chess exhibition:
Held by a renowned international 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 chess tournament will be a round robin. Free Registration.

25th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival – Masters: (top 50 seeds)

1 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2727
2 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2718
3 GM Cheparinov Ivan GEO 2717
4 GM Wang Hao CHN 2711
5 GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2706
6 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2690
7 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2683
8 GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM 2680
9 GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2677
10 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2662
11 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2659
12 GM Morozevich Alexander RUS 2656
13 GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2655
14 GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2653
15 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian ROU 2644
16 GM Maghsoodloo Parham IRI 2636
17 GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2635
18 GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2634
19 GM Lupulescu Constantin ROU 2619
20 GM Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2617
21 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2613
22 GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2610
23 GM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2609
24 GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2608
25 GM Andersen Mads DEN 2601
26 GM Idani Pouya IRI 2599
27 GM Tabatabaei M.Amin IRI 2590
28 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2587
29 GM Jojua Davit GEO 2582
30 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. IND 2581
31 GM Narayanan.S.L IND 2574
32 GM Istratescu Andrei ROU 2573
33 GM Yuffa Daniil RUS 2569
34 GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2560
35 GM Firouzja Alireza IRI 2560
36 IM Nihal Sarin IND 2555
37 GM Bernadskiy Vitaliy UKR 2544
38 GM Abdusattorov Nodirbek UZB 2538
39 GM Debashis Das IND 2538
40 GM Aryan Chopra IND 2536
41 GM Kadric Denis BIH 2536
42 GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2526
43 GM Lalith Babu M R IND 2519
44 FM Erigaisi Arjun IND 2517
45 GM Vishnu Prasanna. V IND 2516
46 GM Puranik Abhimanyu IND 2514
47 IM Kuybokarov Temur UZB 2499
48 IM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2494
49 IM Sindarov Javokhir UZB 2488
50 GM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2485

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