Abu Dhabi Masters

The 2015 Abu Dhabi Masters, the main event of the 22nd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival, takes place from 23-31 August in the UAE’s capital city. The 9-round Swiss is open to players rated 2000 and above, with England’s David Howell currently topping a field that includes 57 grandmasters, including crowd pleasers Baadur Jobava and Richard Rapport and 10-year-old prodigy Nodirbek Abdusattorov. The tournament is organised by the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and features a $12,000 first prize. The venue is the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche 5-star hotel. Players have 90 minutes for all moves with a 30 second increment from move 1. Official website: www.adchessfestival.com

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