Who's Playing: Masters

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
101 IM
Kavutskiy
Konstantin United States 2390
102 IM
Karavade
Eesha India 2384
103
Woellermann
Jan Germany 2384
104 GM
Arakhamia-Grant
Ketevan Scotland 2369
105 IM
Krishna
C.R.G. India 2367
106 IM
Ledger
Andrew J England 2363
107 FM
Fenil
Shah India 2362
108 IM
Bellin
Robert England 2344
109 IM
Hemant
Sharma (del) India 2342
110 FM
Ragnarsson
Dagur Iceland 2340
111 FM
Paul
Johannes Germany 2335
112 FM
Jessel
Stephen Republic of Ireland 2334
113 WIM
Vaishali
R. India 2329
114 WGM
Rapport
Jovana Serbia 2327
115 WGM
Enkhtuul
Altan-Ulzii Mongolia 2327
116 IM
Rathnakaran
K. India 2326
117 IM
Kolbus
Dietmar Germany 2320 Isle of Man resident
118 IM
Mannion
Stephen R. Scotland 2320
119 FM
Zwahr
Paul Germany 2306
120
Ojas
Kulkarni India 2289
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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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