Who's Playing: Masters

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
121 IM
Rudolf
Anna Hungary 2286
122 IM
L'Ami
Alina Romania 2286
123 IM
Piasetski
Leon Canada 2286
124
Balint
Vilmos Hungary 2281
125
Pranav
V. India 2276
126 FM
Loew
Gerald Germany 2262
127
Vignesh
B. India 2261
128 FM
Yoo
Christopher Woojin United States 2254
129 IM
Watson
John L. United States 2247
130 WIM
Osmanodja
Filiz Germany 2245
131
Allen
Keith Ireland 2231 Isle of Man resident
132
Mueller
Philipp Germany 2220
133
Player
Edmund C England 2202
134
Oyama
Akito England 2198
135 FM
Lorscheid
Gerhard Germany 2192
136
Heimisson
Hilmir Freyr Iceland 2185
137
Seyfried
Claus Germany 2173
138
Birkisson
Bardur Orn Iceland 2164
139
Maloberti
David France 2132
140 FM
Babar
Michael Germany 2130
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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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