Chess

Stage set for Qatar Masters Open

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DOHA,  December 19, 2015- The Qatar Chess Association has competed its arrangements for the 2015 Qatar Masters Open scheduled to begin at the Aspire Zone on Saturday.
The events will feature the participation of 150 players from 40 countries
World No. 1 GM Carlsen Magnus of Norway, GM Vladimir Kramnik of Russia and GM Anish Giri of the Netherlands are the top three players in the list while reigning champion GM Yu Yangyi of China is back to defend his crown.
Joining them are GM Sergey Karjakin, GM Evgeny Toma¬shevsky and GM Dmitry Jakovenko of Russia; GM Chao Li and GM Wei Yi of China; GM Shakhriya Mamed-yarov and GM Teimour Radja¬bov of Azerbaijan; GM Rado¬slaw Wojtaszek of Poland; GM Anton Korobov, GM Vassily Ivanchuk and GM Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine; and GM David Howell of England.
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