Who's Playing: Masters

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
41 GM
Tregubov
Pavel V. Russia 2589
42 GM
Tari
Aryan Norway 2588
43 GM
Ju
Wenjun China 2574
44 GM
Timman
Jan Netherlands 2573
45 GM
Aravindh
Chithambaram VR. India 2573
46 GM
Sunilduth Lyna
Narayanan India 2568
47 GM
Lenderman
Aleksandr United States 2565
48 GM
Pichot
Alan Argentina 2565
49 GM
Wagner
Dennis Germany 2564
50 GM
Deac
Bogdan-Daniel Romania 2559
51 GM
Donchenko
Alexander Germany 2559
52 GM
Brunello
Sabino Italy 2555
53 GM
Kosteniuk
Alexandra Russia 2552
54 GM
Vishnu Prasanna
V. India 2543
55 GM
Mekhitarian
Krikor Sevag Brazil 2534
56 GM
Swapnil
S. Dhopade India 2532
57 GM
Harika
Dronavalli India 2528
58 GM
Perelshteyn
Eugene United States 2524
59 IM
Lubbe
Nikolas Germany 2515
60 IM
Lampert
Jonas Germany 2514
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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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