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1st Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship

The Sharjah Chess & Culture Club is organizing the 1st Sharjah Masters international Chess Championship, which will be held at Sharjah Chess & Culture Club from 22nd March to 31st March 2017.

The Masters is held under the Patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

The tournament is open for all players rated above 1500 FIDE. The playing format is 9-round Swiss with the time control 90′+30”.

The total prize fund is US $60,000, with US $15,000 reserved for the winner.

Sharjah Chess & Culture Club

A total of 251 players from 40 countries are registered to take part in the event. Among them is the impressive number of 85 Grandmasters. Full list below.

Even the FIDE Grand-Prix participants – Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Salem A.R. Saleh, Jon Ludvig Hammer – are coming back to Sharjah for the Masters Open.

Sharjah Chess & Culture Club

The largest playing hall where 500 people can play

Sharjah Chess & Culture Club is the biggest chess club in the world with 4000 sq/m of space for playing halls, class rooms, libraries and VIP space.

The club has 250 members of all ages and playing strength. The club is holding 25 chess events throughout the year, spanning from local to top FIDE level.

For the participants from abroad, Sharjah Chess & Culture Club is conveniently located near the Sharjah International Airport and the Centro Rotana Hotel.

Tournament website

Sharjah Chess & Culture Club

Another hall where 200 people can play

Participants:

1. GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2772
2. GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2745
3. GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2708
4. GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2702
5. GM Naiditsch Arkadij AZE 2702
6. GM Bacrot Etienne FRA 2695
7. GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2688
8. GM Wang Hao CHN 2683
9. GM Adhiban B. IND 2682
10. GM Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2682
11. GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2680
12. GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2676
13. GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2676
14. GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2675
15. GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 2673
16. GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM 2666
17. GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2665
18. GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2664
19. GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2664
20. GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2662
21. GM Amin Bassem EGY 2660
22. GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2652
23. GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2644
24. GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2643
25. GM Oleksiyenko Mykhaylo UKR 2643
26. GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2641
27. GM Bluebaum Matthias GER 2632
28. GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2631
29. GM Hammer Jon Ludvig NOR 2630
30. GM Kozul Zdenko CRO 2630
31. GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2629
32. GM Demchenko Anton RUS 2628
33. GM Baklan Vladimir UKR 2611
34. GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2611
35. GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2602
36. GM Bok Benjamin NED 2596
37. GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2593
38. GM Lalith Babu M R IND 2593
39. GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2590
40. GM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2588
41. GM Heimann Andreas GER 2588
42. GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2584
43. GM Abasov Nijat AZE 2583
44. GM Sengupta Deep IND 2583
45. GM Palac Mladen CRO 2582
46. GM Gopal G.N. IND 2580
47. GM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2578
48. GM Kovchan Alexander UKR 2577
49. GM Idani Pouya IRI 2576
50. GM Maghsoodloo Parham IRI 2576
51. GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2573
52. GM Svane Rasmus GER 2570
53. GM Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2569
54. GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2568
55. GM Banikas Hristos GRE 2567
56. IM Santos Latasa Jaime ESP 2565
57. GM Vakhidov Jahongir UZB 2561
58. GM Grigoryan Karen H. ARM 2559
59. GM Sumets Andrey UKR 2559
60. GM Pichot Alan ARG 2556
61. GM Schroeder Jan-Christian GER 2543
62. GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2539
63. GM Vishnu Prasanna. V IND 2534
64. GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan IND 2526
65. IM Tabatabaei M.Amin IRI 2515
66. GM Karpatchev Aleksandr RUS 2513
67. IM Karthikeyan P. IND 2507
68. IM Stany G.A. IND 2495
69. IM Kuybokarov Temur UZB 2491
70. GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2488
71. GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2483
72. IM El Taher Fouad EGY 2483
73. GM Grivas Efstratios GRE 2482
74. IM Santos Ruiz Miguel ESP 2480
75. WGM Lei Tingjie CHN 2480
76. GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2477
77. GM Grover Sahaj IND 2473
78. IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2472
79. GM Bajarani Ulvi AZE 2466
80. IM Praggnanandhaa R IND 2455
81. IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2453
82. IM Swayams Mishra IND 2450
83. IM Pascua Haridas PHI 2440
84. IM Shyaamnikhil P IND 2440
85. IM Nitin S. IND 2432
86. WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2430
87. FM Abdusattorov Nodirbek UZB 2429
88. FM Asadli Vugar AZE 2427
89. Yakubboev Nodirbek UZB 2427
90. GM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2422
91. IM Asgarizadeh Ahmad IRI 2410
92. IM Viani Antonio Dcunha IND 2410
93. IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh IND 2408
94. IM Zude Erik Dr. GER 2408
95. IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2405
96. IM Vignesh N R IND 2405
97. GM Laxman R.R. IND 2403
98. Li Yankai CHN 2389
99. IM Padmini Rout IND 2387
100. FM Nihal Sarin IND 2386
101. IM Sharif Mehrshad FRA 2385
102. IM Abdulov Orkhan AZE 2384
103. IM Kanter Eduard RUS 2383
104. IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2383
105. IM Omar Noaman UAE 2379
106. Iniyan P IND 2378
107. GM Lazarev Vladimir FRA 2376
108. CM Sindarov Javokhir UZB 2374
109. IM Roy Prantik IND 2372
110. IM Bashirli Nail AZE 2369
111. IM Tissir Mohamed MAR 2364
112. IM Siva Mahadevan IND 2363
113. FM Thakur Akash IND 2363
114. WGM Hejazipour Mitra IRI 2348
115. Sidhant Mohapatra IND 2341
116. GM Hesham Abdelrahman EGY 2336
117. WGM Enkhtuul Altan-Ulzii MGL 2333
118. Chen Qi B CHN 2328
119. Kulkarni Rakesh IND 2325
120. IM Rajesh V A V IND 2324
121. WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 2322
122. WGM Gomes Mary Ann IND 2316
123. FM Rakesh Kumar Jena IND 2315
124. FM Saeed Ishaq UAE 2312
125. FM Bolourchifard Farzad IRI 2310
126. Raahul V S IND 2306
127. Harikrishnan.A.Ra IND 2305
128. IM Praveen Kumar C IND 2294
129. FM Mohannad Farhan JOR 2292
130. IM Galojan Lilit ARM 2290
131. CM Kulkarni Bhakti IND 2286
132. Saurabh Anand IND 2284
133. Yashas D. IND 2284
134. WIM Pratyusha Bodda IND 2281
135. Arjun Kalyan IND 2280
136. WGM Maisuradze Nino FRA 2273
137. FM Othman A. Moussa UAE 2273
138. WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2267
139. Sankalp Gupta IND 2265
140. FM Alhuwar Jasem UAE 2260
141. CM Gukesh D IND 2260
142. WIM Blagojevic Tijana MNE 2259
143. WIM Khalafova Narmin AZE 2255
144. FM Ashraf Shereif EGY 2248
145. CM Karayev Kanan AZE 2245
146. Ashwath R. IND 2242
147. WGM Abdulla Khayala AZE 2241
148. WIM Mammadova Narmin AZE 2240
149. WIM Zarkovic Mila SRB 2238
150. Dodeja Pawan IND 2235
151. Arjun K IND 2232
152. Jayakumaar S IND 2229
153. AGM Gaafar Hassan EGY 2220
154. Nadimifar Adnan IRI 2219
155. CM Sadhwani Raunak IND 2218
156. WGM Safranska Anda FRA 2217
157. Dimarucut Francis Erwin PHI 2211
158. AGM Nishant Malhotra IND 2198
159. CM Aditya Mittal IND 2183
160. FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman BAN 2182
161. Sahil Tickoo IND 2180
162. Kumar Gaurav IND 2172
163. WFM Srija Seshadri IND 2166
164. Yohan J. IND 2164
165. CM Rowe Duane JAM 2162
166. WGM Mona Khaled EGY 2150
167. WIM Ivana Maria Furtado IND 2150
168. Harini S. IND 2150
169. Marcos Marvin PHI 2149
170. Pranav V IND 2149
171. FM Dutta Joydeep IND 2145
172. WIM Maroroa Sue ENG 2144
173. Vantika Agrawal IND 2130
174. WFM Cholleti Sahajasri IND 2120
175. CM Mendonca Leon Luke IND 2110
176. Baivab Mishra IND 2105
177. WFM Salonika Saina IND 2098
178. Kavinda Akila SRI 2084
179. Priyanka Nutakki IND 2084
180. Pranav Anand IND 2083
181. Jeet Jain IND 2078
182. WIM Gagare Shalmali IND 2077
183. CM Nikhil Magizhnan IND 2077
184. Sameir Ramez EGY 2062
185. Alahakoon Isuru SRI 2061
186. Al Yaghshi M. Hisham SYR 2056
187. Panesar Vedant IND 2036
188. Nayak Rajesh IND 2034
189. IM Sultan Ibrahim UAE 2033
190. Soyunlu Narmin AZE 2032
191. Taha Ahmad JOR 2026
192. FM Salim Mohammed Salim Al Amri OMA 2024
193. FM Elmejbri Ali A. LBA 2023
194. FM Mayed Alrashedi UAE 2018
195. Dushyant Sharma IND 2013
196. Ali Abdulaziz UAE 2007
197. CM Al Khateeb Taher KUW 2005
198. Mohd A. Altaher UAE 1990
199. Ragaa Hassan EGY 1982
200. Abdulkarim Ali UAE 1972
201. Asgarova Turan AZE 1966
202. WIM Nouman Amna UAE 1963
203. Panda Sambit IND 1959
204. Lakshmi Krishna Bhushan D IND 1958
205. Vijay Anand M. IND 1956
206. Siddharth Sabharishankar IND 1950
207. Al Ansi Amin OMA 1945
208. WCM Mrudul Dehankar IND 1942
209. Nair Sanjeev IND 1938
210. Hakobyan Eduard ARM 1929
211. Uqba Mohamad Rashed Shbaita PLE 1918
212. Saksham Rautela IND 1908
213. Yap Ernesto M. PHI 1908
214. CM Salim Issa Ali Shamas OMA 1903
215. Saranya Y IND 1890
216. Aditya S Hariharan IND 1882
217. WCM Isha Sharma IND 1878
218. Al Houti Houd OMA 1872
219. Makhija Aashna IND 1858
220. Shubham Shukla IND 1854
221. Rafee Mohd Hayel SYR 1848
222. Alshourfaa Hazaa KUW 1838
223. Sarvesh Kumar A IND 1827
224. Thrish Karthik IND 1817
225. FM Ammar Sedrani UAE 1810
226. Srimathi R IND 1810
227. Abdulla Shaeri UAE 1803
228. Mohamed Marshool UAE 1803
229. Talal Al-Hammadi UAE 1782
230. Jeel Shah IND 1764
231. Danilo Reyes G. PHI 1750
232. Rajesh Vasanthakumar IND 1744
233. Wettasinha Vasanta SRI 1718
234. CM Mullick Raahil IND 1710
235. Ali Rashid Ali UAE 1710
236. Krithigga K IND 1708
237. Mosallam Mohammad UAE 1702
238. CM Mohamed Saeed Laily UAE 1695
239. Hamad Essam UAE 1691
240. Saif Ahmed UAE 1689
241. Sidharth Balaji Sridharan IND 1590
242. Mohammed Ahmed Said Al Amri OMA 1553
243. Al Zaabi Talal UAE 1544
244. Abdulrahim Salem UAE 1429
245. Khaled Tarek Altaher UAE 1414
246. Omar Mohammad Al Taher UAE 1411
247. Abdulrahman Mohammad Al Taher UAE 1380
248. Abdalla Yahya Alhammadi UAE 1345
249. Zayed Sultan Al Taher UAE 1309
250. Soud Jaber UAE 1155
251. Yousif Alhammadi UAE 1134

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