Who's Playing: Major

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
21
Carr
Jay United States 1842
22
Foster
Timothy England 1842
23
Clavero Alarcon
Jose Miguel Spain 1824
24
Nandi
Robin England 1818
25
Gopakumar
Siddharth India 1816
26
Sutton
Daniel England 1811
27
Towers
Brian Israel 1805
28
Ford
Clifton United States 1794
29
Blackburn
Jon England 1792
30
Gumireddy
Sanjay Isle of Man 1790
31
Livesy
Nigel England 1789
32
Daly
Patrick Ireland 1786
33
Miah
Zahed Isle of Man 1784
34
Shah
Jeel India 1778
35
Price
Andrew England 1768
36
Mircov
Nicola Romania 1767
37
Hall
Alan England 1746
38
Flanagan
Samuel Northern Ireland 1740
39
Haddock
Paul England 1538
40
Heidarsson
Arnar Iceland 1480 Junior Bye Rnd 1.
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Round 3: St George Slays Two Dragons
Published: 25 Sep 2017

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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Round 3: Vladimir Kramnik loses to James Tarjan
Published: 25 Sep 2017

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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