Who's Playing: Masters

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
21 GM
Hou
Yifan China 2670
22 GM
Adhiban
B. India 2670
23 GM
Jones
Gawain C B England 2668
24 GM
Riazantsev
Alexander Russia 2666
25 GM
Akobian
Varuzhan United States 2662
26 GM
Fressinet
Laurent France 2657
27 GM
Granda Zuniga
Julio Peru 2653
28 GM
Grandelius
Nils Sweden 2653
29 GM
Sargissian
Gabriel Armenia 2652
30 GM
Xiong
Jeffery United States 2633
31 GM
Shirov
Alexei Latvia 2630
32 GM
Hansen
Eric Canada 2629
33 GM
Bok
Benjamin Netherlands 2620
34 GM
Sethuraman
S.P. India 2617
35 GM
L'Ami
Erwin Netherlands 2611
36 GM
Sokolov
Ivan Netherlands 2603
37 GM
Bogner
Sebastian Switzerland 2599
38 GM
Bindrich
Falko Germany 2598
39 GM
Huschenbeth
Niclas Germany 2596
40 GM
Svane
Rasmus Germany 2595
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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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