Who's Playing: Masters

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
1 GM
Carlsen
Magnus Norway 2827
2 GM
Kramnik
Vladimir Russia 2803
3 GM
Caruana
Fabiano United States 2799
4 GM
Anand
Viswanathan India 2794
5 GM
Nakamura
Hikaru United States 2781
6 GM
Adams
Michael England 2738
7 GM
Gelfand
Boris Israel 2737
8 GM
Eljanov
Pavel Ukraine 2734
9 GM
Vallejo Pons
Francisco Spain 2717
10 GM
Almasi
Zoltan Hungary 2707
11 GM
Vidit
Santosh Gujrathi India 2702
12 GM
Naiditsch
Arkadij Azerbaijan 2702
13 GM
Howell
David W L England 2701
14 GM
Short
Nigel D England 2698
15 GM
Rodshtein
Maxim Israel 2695
16 GM
Sutovsky
Emil Israel 2683
17 GM
Leko
Peter Hungary 2679
18 GM
Kasimdzhanov
Rustam Uzbekistan 2676
19 GM
Rapport
Richard Hungary 2675
20 GM
Movsesian
Sergei Armenia 2671
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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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