Who's Playing: Masters

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
141
Coathup
Roger England 2125
142
Pranav
Anand India 2105
143
Fischer
Daniel Switzerland 2100
144
Kavinda
Akila Sri Lanka 2099
145
Kruse
Janik Germany 2096
146
Bianco
Valerio Italy 2086
147
Burrows
Martin P England 2085
148 WIM
Maroroa
Sue England 2083
149
Byron
Alan M. England 2074
150 CM
Thilakarathne
G.M.H. Sri Lanka 2053
151
Prueske
Wolfgang Germany 2046
152
Mai
Aron Thor Iceland 2039
153
Harari
Zaki England 2027
154 WFM
Zahn
Alina Germany 2025
155
Birkisson
Bjorn Holm Iceland 2023
156
Jonsson
Gauti Pall Iceland 2011
157
Nahnsen
Kenneth Germany 2011
158 WFM
Frank
Tena, Dr. Germany 2002
159
Acosta
Mariano United States 1988
160
Dahl
Baard England 1974 Isle of Man resident
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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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