Who's Playing: Masters

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
21 GM
Kasimdzhanov
Rustam Uzbekistan 2676
22 GM
Rapport
Richard Hungary 2675 Subject to progress in World Cup
23 GM
Riazantsev
Alexander Russia 2666
24 GM
Granda Zuniga
Julio Peru 2662
25 GM
Jones
Gawain C B England 2660 Subject to progress in World Cup
26 GM
Hou
Yifan China 2652 Subject to progress in World Cup
27 GM
Sargissian
Gabriel Armenia 2652
28 GM
Fressinet
Laurent France 2650 Subject to progress in World Cup
29 GM
Shirov
Alexei Latvia 2648
30 GM
Grandelius
Nils Sweden 2644
31 GM
Xiong
Jeffery United States 2633 Subject to progress in World Cup
32 GM
Salem
A.R. Saleh United Arab Emirates 2624
33 GM
Sethuraman
S.P. India 2618 Subject to progress in World Cup
34 GM
Bok
Benjamin Netherlands 2615 Subject to progress in World Cup
35 GM
Hansen
Eric Canada 2614
36 GM
L'Ami
Erwin Netherlands 2608
37 GM
Sokolov
Ivan Netherlands 2607
38 GM
Bogner
Sebastian Switzerland 2600
39 GM
Aravindh
Chithambaram VR. India 2593
40 GM
Huschenbeth
Niclas Germany 2585
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Latest News

Update - entries for the Masters are now closed
Published: 02 Jun 2017

More than three months before the event begins, the online entry facility for the Masters is now closed. We have 170 players entered, with four other places reserved, including two qualifying spots for Chess.com’s Titled Tuesday to be held on 6 June.


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Super-GMs Heading for the Isle of Man
Published: 23 May 2017

Four months might seem a long advance time to be running a trailer for a chess tournament but when the line-up is as special as the one for the Chess.com Isle of Man International (23 September - 1 October 2017), chess fans are going to want to know about it. You may be used to the Isle of Man line-up being very strong, but this year’s event could be very special indeed.


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Update - entries for the Masters reach the venue's capacity
Published: 12 May 2017

As at 09:30 BST on 12 May, we have 158 confirmed entries for the Masters from 33 countries, including 64 Grandmasters. After taking into account 16 reserved places where entry is still to be confirmed, we have reached the venue’s 174 player capacity.

The online entry facility for the Masters will remain open for the time being but any entries received from now on will be put on a reserve list on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that no further entries will be accepted into the Masters for players rated below 2000, although they can, of course, enter the Major. 

For those titled players still enquiring about conditions, I reiterate that the conditions budget was fully committed months ago and so there is no point in asking, unless your initials are MC! 

Thank you to everyone who has shown interest in our tournament.

Alan Ormsby

12 May 2017


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