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Qatar Masters Open 2015

Qatar Masters Open 2015 is a strong tournament that will take place in Qatar from December 19 to December 30. This is the second edition of the competition; last year, Yu Yangyi won the tournament.

This year the competition will be even more fierce, where just the top 5 is comprised of GM Magnus Carlsen , GM Vladimir Kramnik, GM Anish Giri, GM Wesley So and GM Sergey Karjakin. Anish Giri and Vladimir Kramnik won second and third place in the 2014 Qatar Masters, respectively, and this year they will compete in a much more difficult field. Scroll down for the full list of participants.

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Doha, Qatar

Prizes

The prize fund for the top 20 players of the Open is more than $100 000, with first place taking home $27000. Additional prizes based on best performance in 2300 -2600 ELO and others bring up the total prize fund to $130 000, a significant increase from last year’s tournament.

Tournament Venue

The ASPIRE Zone, the largest indoor sports dome in the world, has become the official tournament venue for Qatar Masters Open 2015. The tournament will be held at the Ladies Club of ASPIRE. This venue was used for Arab Games 2011 and its impressive 900 square meters playing area plus a dozen of additional meeting rooms and offices will help the organizers to provide participants of this prestigious Open with a comfortable play.

Full list of participants

Rank Name FED Rtg
1 GM Carlsen Magnus NOR 2834
2 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2796
3 GM Giri Anish NED 2784
4 GM So Wesley USA 2775
5 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2766
6 GM Li Chao B CHN 2750
7 GM MamedyarovShakhriyar AZE 2748
8 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2744
9 GM Harikrishna P. IND 2743
10 GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2737
11 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2736
12 GM Wei Yi CHN 2730
13 GM Radjabov Teimour AZE 2726
14 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2724
15 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2723
16 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2713
17 GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2710
18 GM Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2710
19 GM Ni Hua CHN 2693
20 GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2689
21 GM Howell David W L ENG 2688
22 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2684
23 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2683
24 GM Adhiban B. IND 2669
25 GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2664
26 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof POL 2663
27 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2655
28 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2654
29 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2654
30 GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2648
31 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2648
32 GM Khairullin Ildar RUS 2647
33 GM Shankland Samuel L USA 2646
34 GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2646
35 GM Swiercz Dariusz POL 2646
36 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2644
37 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2642
38 GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2639
39 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2638
40 GM Piorun Kacper POL 2637
41 GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2632
42 GM Naroditsky Daniel USA 2628
43 GM Lenderman Aleksandr USA 2626
44 GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2622
45 GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2620
46 GM Ipatov Alexander TUR 2619
47 GM Zhang Zhong SIN 2619
48 GM Lu Shanglei CHN 2618
49 GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2606
50 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2602
51 GM Hamdouchi Hicham FRA 2597
52 GM Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2597
53 GM Bok Benjamin NED 2594
54 GM Bluebaum Matthias GER 2590
55 GM Tregubov Pavel V. RUS 2589
56 GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2582
57 GM Esen Baris TUR 2562
58 GM Rambaldi Francesco ITA 2560
59 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2559
60 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2542
61 IM Lin Chen CHN 2532
62 IM Svane Rasmus GER 2529
63 GM Xu Jun CHN 2526
64 GM Bromberger Stefan GER 2521
65 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2521
66 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2520
67 GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2513
68 GM Sundararajan Kidambi IND 2513
69 GM Schroeder Jan-Christian GER 2511
70 IM Yuffa Daniil RUS 2504
71 GM Darini Pouria IRI 2500
72 IM Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2498
73 GM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2496
74 IM Sunilduth LynaNarayanan IND 2494
75 WGM GoryachkinaAleksandra RUS 2493
76 IM Ezat Mohamed EGY 2490
77 GM Shoker Samy EGY 2489
78 GM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2488
79 IM Sanal Vahap TUR 2487
80 GM AravindhChithambaram Vr. IND 2486
81 GM Haddouche Mohamed ALG 2486
82 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2486
83 IM Fawzy Adham EGY 2484
84 IM Tabatabaei M.Amin IRI 2482
85 GM Neelotpal Das IND 2475
86 IM Gagare Shardul IND 2470
87 Xu Yinglun CHN 2470
88 GM Krush Irina USA 2468
89 FM Moroni Luca Jr ITA 2466
90 IM Ma Zhonghan CHN 2463
91 IM Ly Moulthun AUS 2462
92 IM Ali Marandi Cemil Can TUR 2454
93 IM LorparizangenehShahin IRI 2454
94 GM Venkatesh M.R. IND 2451
95 GM Ushenina Anna UKR 2450
96 IM Kashlinskaya Alina RUS 2448
97 IM Firat Burak TUR 2446
98 IM Puranik Abhimanyu IND 2442
99 IM Sagar Shah IND 2441
100 IM Vogel Roven GER 2439
101 IM Wang Yiye CHN 2438
102 FM Basso Pier Luigi ITA 2438
103 Fang Yuxiang CHN 2438
104 IM Padmini Rout IND 2437
105 IM Aryan Chopra IND 2436
106 GM Carlsson Pontus SWE 2433
107 FM Abdusattorov Nodirbek UZB 2429
108 FM Rohan Ahuja IND 2426
109 IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2425
110 IM Seyb Alexander GER 2425
111 IM Vignesh N R IND 2422
112 FM Gholami Aryan IRI 2422
113 IM Al Qudaimi Basheer YEM 2419
114 FM Haria Ravi ENG 2416
115 Mohammad NubairshahShaikh IND 2414
116 WGM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2407
117 Siva Mahadevan IND 2400
118 FM El Adnani Mokliss MAR 2397
119 IM Saiyn Zhanat KAZ 2394
120 IM Abhishek Kelkar IND 2393
121 WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2390
122 FM Li Di CHN 2389
123 IM Slavin Alexey RUS 2388
124 IM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian NOR 2385
125 IM KhademalshariehSarasadat IRI 2380
126 IM Karavade Eesha IND 2379
127 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy IND 2377
128 IM Li Ruofan SIN 2372
129 Roy Prantik IND 2370
130 IM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2368
131 IM Tania Sachdev IND 2357
132 WGM Hejazipour Mitra IRI 2357
133 IM Tissir Mohamed MAR 2346
134 FM Lomasov Semen RUS 2344
135 WIM Bivol Alina RUS 2344
136 Dai Changren CHN 2328
137 Raja Harshit IND 2325
138 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2322
139 IM Pham Le Thao Nguyen VIE 2319
140 WFM Vaishali R IND 2313
141 WIM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 2307
142 IM Piasetski Leon CAN 2287
143 WGM Bartel Marta POL 2271
144 FM Salih Akar Ali Salih IRQ 2268
145 WIM Pratyusha Bodda IND 2260
146 WIM Derakhshani, Dorsa 2244

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