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FIDE World Rapid Championship

The 2016 FIDE World Rapid Championship is a 15-round Swiss open taking place in the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena in Doha, Qatar from 26-28 December. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will attempt to defend his title, with a $200,000 prize fund and $40,000 for 1st place at stake. The time control is 15 minutes per player for all moves, with a 10-second increment per move from move 1. No playoffs will be held if players end on the same number of points, with monetary prizes shared equally. Official website: qatarchess2016.com/DohaChess2016