Baku, December 21, AZERTAC
Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov has gained his first victory at the Qatar Masters Open 2015 as he defeated Ukrainian Natalia Zhukova.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the field for the 2nd edition of the Qatar Masters Open.
The total prize fund is $130,000, with $27,000 for overall first place and $8,000 for the top female player. In the event of a tie for first place a blitz playoff will follow.
The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.