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Think you’ve got a po­ten­tial grand­mas­ter in the fam­ily? The Abu Dhabi In­ter­na­tional Chess Fes­ti­val opens at Dusit Thani in the cap­i­tal on Au­gust 13. Or­gan­ised by the Abu Dhabi Chess and Cul­ture Club, the an­nual fes­ti­val runs un­til Au­gust 23 and will see chess play­ers from around the coun­try make their win­ning moves at seven dif­fer­ent tour­na­ments aimed at var­i­ous skill sets and age groups; there’s a masters tour­na­ment for vet­eran play­ers, a blitz tour­na­ment for the light­ningquick and fam­ily team tour­na­ments. Win­ners get to take home not just glory and brag­ging rights but also cash prizes of Dh500 and above. Reg­is­ter at abud­habichess.com.

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