Who's Playing: Major

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
1
Allor
Chukwuka Nigeria 2091
2
Gill
Neville Isle of Man 2075
3
Hollander
Hans Netherlands 2018
4
Salewski
Bernd Germany 1993
5
Ireland
David England 1972
6
Sedgwick
David England 1972
7
Gostelow
David England 1961
8
Nelson
Omowale England 1955
9
Fabri
Henrik Sweden 1939
10
Buckley
Colm Ireland 1928
11
Moller
Agnar Iceland 1920
12
Cross
Glenn Isle of Man 1893
13
Chino
Nwachukwu Nigeria 1893
14
Mehmet
Zia England 1892
15
Kane
Robert England 1890
16
Burrows
Nick England 1888
17
Murray
Jim Ireland 1876
18
Mai
Alexander Iceland 1875 Junior
19
Mittal
Mumukshu India 1861 Junior
20
Stuhlmann
Alexander Germany 1857
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John Saunders reports: As if the defeat 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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John Saunders reports: A major sensation has just occurred in round three. Vladimir Kramnik, who won the world championship title from Garry Kasparov in 2000 without losing a game, has already lost two games in the space of three rounds at the Chess.com isle of Man Masters. While losing to a fellow member of the elite, Fabiano Caruana, in round one could be considered a normal result, losing to a second US player, 65-year-old James Tarjan, now rated a very modest 2412, has to be considered a huge surprise.


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The Major and Minor Tournaments Have Started
Published: 25 Sep 2017

John Saunders reports: The Chess.com Isle of Man Chess tournament is not just about world stars - two other tournaments have started today at the Villa Marina: the Major and the Minor. May I take the opportunity to wish everyone playing in those tournaments a warm welcome to Douglas and hope you all have a great time.


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