Who's Playing: Masters

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
61 GM
Olafsson
Helgi Iceland 2512
62 IM
Praggnanandhaa
R. India 2500
63 IM
Brown
Michael William United States 2499
64 FM
Sarin
Nihal India 2483
65 GM
Panchanathan
Magesh Chandran India 2481
66 GM
Khmelniker
Ilya Israel 2480
67 IM
Hambleton
Aman Canada 2479
68 GM
Salomon
Johan Norway 2476
69 IM
Batsiashvili
Nino Georgia 2472
70 IM
Zumsande
Martin Germany 2471
71 IM
Basso
Pier Luigi Italy 2460
72 IM
Visakh
N.R. India 2458
73 IM
Christiansen
Johan-Sebastian Norway 2457
74 IM
Esserman
Marc United States 2453
75 IM
Paehtz
Elisabeth Germany 2453
76 GM
Neelotpal
Das India 2448
77 GM
Ushenina
Anna Ukraine 2445
78 IM
Swayams
Mishra India 2444
79 IM
Yankelevich
Lev Germany 2443
80 WGM
Shvayger
Yuliya Israel 2442
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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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