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Round 3: St George Slays Two Dragons

John Saunders reports: As if thedefeat of former world champion Vladimir Kramnik by veteran US GM Jim Tarjan wasn't quite enough, round three of the Chess.com Isle of Man Masters featured twin sensations on boards involving all-women clashes. The two top Chinese women players, Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun, were defeated by Nino Batsiashvili of Georgia and Jovanka Houska of England (two countries which happen to share the same patron saint beating two Chinese dragons - hence the title of the piece).

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Nino Batsiashvili (GEO) defeated Hou Yifan (CHN) to move to a score of 2½/3

20170925 iom fuji 2159Jovanka Houska (ENG) won when Ju Wenjun (CHN) overstepped the time limit

 

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2018 Chess.com Isle of Man International: Preview
Published: 16 Sep 2018

John Saunders reports: It’s that time again – the Chess.com Isle of Man Chess International starts on 20 October 2018 at the Villa Marina, Douglas, and runs for nine days up to 28 October. Once again the line-up is going to be incredible...

... with a couple of exceptions. Last year you will recall one of the key face-offs was between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana in the penultimate round. This year these two young gentlemen will be meeting elsewhere in the British Isles to decide the little matter of the world chess championship title. That match starts on 9 November, just 12 days after hostilities end in Douglas and precluded their prior appearance on our small but perfectly formed island in the Irish Sea. Caruana had provisionally entered the 2018 Isle of Man event but he must ultimately have realised it would have been too much to take on with less than a fortnight to his date with destiny in London.


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Win earn an expenses-paid spot in the Chess.com Isle of Man International
Published: 25 May 2018

Enter the Chess.com Titled Tuesday tournament on June 5th for a chance to earn an expenses-paid spot in the Chess.com Isle of Man International masters tournament


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Update – entries for the Masters are now closed
Published: 06 May 2018

After less than 3 weeks since we launched, the online entry facility for the Masters is now closed. So far, we have 149 players entered from 34 countries. In addition there are 26 reserved places, including two qualifying spots for a Chess.com Titled Tuesday event to be held over the summer, date to be confirmed


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