Qatar Masters Open 2015 starting today: Live GM commentary on Carlsen's game

Watch LIVE Qatar Masters Open 2015 with computer analysis: Qatar Masters Open 2015

View games from last year: Qatar Masters Open 2014

Interview with the tournament director GM Mohamed Al-Modiahki after Qatar Masters 2014

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The 2nd Qatar Masters Open will start on Sunday, December 20 in Doha. The tournament is a (about) 140-player Open Tournament. With the participation of the top-3 of the live rating list (Carlsen, Kramnik and Giri), Qatar Masters 2015 can be considered as the strongest open chess tournament in history.

GM Petar Arnaudov is providing LIVE commentary on the game from round 1 between Magnus Carlsen and Nino Batsiashvili.


One round per day, with a rest day on December 25, after the 5th round. All rounds will start at 3 PM Qatar time (which is UTC/GMT +3), except of the final round, starting at 12 PM.

The time control for each Tournament game shall be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the move 1.

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