The 22nd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The Festival consists of the Masters, Open, Juniors, Blitz, Family and Homeland Protectors tournaments.
The main event is the 9-round Swiss Masters, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, compete in this section.
After eight rounds of play Grandmasters Martin Kravtsiv and Alexander Areshchenko (both Ukraine) were leading with 6,5/8 points each.
Vijay Kumar kindly provides round 7 and round 8 videos including interviews with the players and clips from the excursion to the Ferrari World, Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Mall.