Dear Chess Friends!

We are happy to announce Qatar Masters Open, which will take place in Doha 25th November to 5th December 2014, and will become the strongest yet open tournament in the Middle East with the prize fund as much as $110,000 including $25,000 first prize!

We are excited to have such chess players as Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov, Shirov, Harikrishna, Eljanov, Bacrot, Wang Hao, Ding Liren, Fressinet and many other strong players who already confirmed their participation. You can have a look at the list of participants here.

The tournament will be held in a 5-star hotel Crowne Plaza Hotel, which is offering a special price for the participants and tournament guests.

We are glad to announce the second official hotel Copthorne Hotel Doha, which is located across the road from the event venue.

Here are the 10 players who have won a FREE trip to the Qatar Masters Open from raffle at the Tromsø Chess Olympiad:

IM Saad Belouadah 2320 – Algeria
FM Guillermo Vazquez Colman 2323 – Paraguay
GM Aleksandar Indjic 2539 – Serbia
IM Kevin Wei Ming Goh 2433 – Singapore
GM John Paul Gomez 2526 – Philippines

WGM Katerina Nemcova 2315 – USA
WGM Ticia Gara 2321 – Hungary
WGM Mary Ann Gomes 2352 – India
WGM Valentina Golubenko 2269 – Croatia
WGM Sabina Foisor 2252 – USA

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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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