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21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

The 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament will take place from 20-29th August at the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in United Arab Emirates.

The Festival is supported by the Abu Dhabi Sport Council and consists of following sections:

- Masters Tournament for foreign players rated above 2000 elo and all Abu Dhabi players
- Open Tournament for players rated under 2000 elo
- Junior Tournament under 16-years (Swiss system 7 rounds, with qualification and knock-out final)
- Blitz tournament (Swiss system of 11 rounds, 3 min + 2 sec increment)
- Simultaneous exhibitions
- Media and journalists tournament
- Homeland protectors’ tournament (Participation is limited to members of the military and police)

The total prize fund is 30,000 USD.

Wang Hao

Wang Hao is the top-seeded player

Masters Tournament Participants:

1 GM Wang Hao CHN 2730
2 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2707
3 GM Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2701
4 GM Istratescu Andrei FRA 2670
5 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2656
6 GM Efimenko Zahar UKR 2648
7 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2634
8 GM Sumets Andrey UKR 2634
9 GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2631
10 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2629
11 GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2629
12 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2626
13 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2619
14 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2602
15 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2593
16 GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2591
17 GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2590
18 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2575
19 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian ROU 2574
20 GM Babula Vlastimil CZE 2570
21 GM Lalith Babu M.R. IND 2560
22 GM Gopal G.N. IND 2544
23 GM Abasov Nijat AZE 2536
24 GM Horvath Adam HUN 2536
25 GM Rasulov Vugar AZE 2521
26 GM Vaibhav Suri IND 2521
27 GM Ankit R. Rajpara IND 2511
28 IM Barnaure Vlad-Victor ROU 2510
29 GM Grover Sahaj IND 2488
30 GM Bajarani Ulvi AZE 2486
31 GM Debashis Das IND 2484
32 GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2482
33 IM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2477
34 GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2476
35 IM Shyam Nikil P. IND 2469
36 GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2468
37 IM Ghosh Diptayan IND 2468
38 GM Berescu Alin-Mile ROU 2458
39 IM Gagare Shardul IND 2440
40 GM Raetsky Alexander RUS 2431
41 IM Meszaros Tamas HUN 2422
42 IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh.R IND 2420
43 IM Udeshi Aditya IND 2420
44 Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan IND 2409
45 IM Rajesh V A V IND 2404
46 IM Karavade Eesha IND 2392
47 IM Hesham Abdelrahman EGY 2387
48 FM De Ramos Julius PHI 2373
49 IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2371
50 FM Mohammad Samir SYR 2369
51 IM Tissir Mohamed MAR 2366
52 Vignesh Nr IND 2359
53 FM Tabatabaei M.Amin IRI 2354
54 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2352
55 Asgarizadeh Ahmad IRI 2346
56 IM Estremera Panos Sergio ESP 2345
57 Visakh Nr IND 2332
58 FM Mohannad Farhan JOR 2325
59 CM Faisal Abdulla Kashwani UAE 2316
60 Kulkarni Rakesh IND 2284
61 Mahdavirad Mehdi IRI 2276
62 WIM Hejazipour Mitra IRI 2266
63 Fenil Shah IND 2262
64 FM Lorparizangeneh Shahin IRI 2259
65 Primbetov Kazbek KAZ 2256
66 WIM Hakimifard Ghazal IRI 2232
67 FM Khouri Ibrahim Mohamed UAE 2225
68 WGM Calzetta Ruiz Monica ESP 2211
69 FM Nguyen Anh Khoi VIE 2208
70 Zayan Osama EGY 2208
71 WGM Kryvoruchko Vita UKR 2185
72 Siva Mahadevan IND 2173
73 WFM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 2169
74 FM Gadimbayli Abdulla AZE 2168
75 FM Ayyad Maher BRN 2147
76 FM Ayyad Husain BRN 2146
77 FM Ram Aravind L N IND 2119
78 Sameir Ramez EGY 2113
79 Al-Hajiri Bader KUW 2112
80 FM Janahi Zeyaad BRN 2109
81 Marcos Marvin PHI 2104
82 FM Marwan Abdulwahab UAE 2070
83 Laabi Chian Majid IRI 2070
84 Bousmaha Abderrahmane ALG 2068
85 Mohammed Tarig Elther SUD 2062
86 Kaboodi Behrang IRI 2060
87 WIM Mezioud Amina ALG 2052
88 Iniyan P IND 2048
89 FM Khouri Ahmed Abbas UAE 2032
90 FM Sultan Ibrahim UAE 2023
91 WCM Hojjatova Aydan AZE 2018
92 Al Zamel Khaled KSA 2018
93 Joemarie V PHI 2002
94 Al-Kaabi Abdulla UAE 1991
95 Zayed Ali Al-Hamed UAE 1983
96 Mansour Abbas UAE 1913
97 Ahmed Fareed UAE 1899
98 FM Mayed Al-Rashedi UAE 1859

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