The 29th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival will take place from August 14-25 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The festival is one of the most important chess events in the world, and this year’s edition is expected to attract top players from around the globe.
The top seed in the tournament is Dommaraju Gukesh, a 17-year-old Indian grandmaster who is currently ranked number 10 in the world. Gukesh is a rising star in the chess world, and he is expected to be one of the favorites to win the tournament.
Another top player in the field is Arjun Erigaisi, the defending champion. Erigaisi is a 19-year-old Indian grandmaster who is currently ranked number 15 in the world. He is a strong all-round player, and he will be looking to defend his title in Abu Dhabi.
Other top players in the field include Vladislav Artemiev of Russia, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan, and Levon Aronian of Armenia. Artemiev is a 22-year-old grandmaster who is currently ranked number 11 in the world. Mamedyarov is a 37-year-old grandmaster who is currently ranked number 12 in the world. Aronian is a 39-year-old grandmaster who is currently ranked number 14 in the world.
The tournament will also feature a strong contingent of local players. The UAE is home to a number of talented chess players, including Salem Abdul Rahman, the Emirati champion. Abdul Rahman has won the greatest number of individual chess tournaments in the UAE since 1991.
The 29th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival is sure to be a thrilling event. The field is stacked with top players from around the world, and the competition is sure to be fierce. The tournament is sure to be a showcase for the best of the best in chess.
In addition to the main tournament, the festival will also feature a number of other events, including a youth tournament, a women’s tournament, and a rapid and blitz tournament. The festival is open to players of all levels, and it is a great opportunity for chess enthusiasts to come together and compete.
The 29th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival is a major event on the chess calendar, and it is sure to be a highlight of the year for chess fans around the world. The tournament is a testament to the UAE’s commitment to chess, and it is sure to help to promote the game in the region.