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.

Chess Festival Site

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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