Who's Playing: Masters

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
81 IM
Kjartansson
Gudmundur Iceland 2437
82 IM
Gaponenko
Inna Ukraine 2437
83 GM
Kiewra
Keaton F. United States 2433
84 IM
Trent
Lawrence England 2427
85 GM
Sundararajan
Kidambi India 2426
86 IM
Zatonskih
Anna United States 2424
87
Raja
Harshit India 2423
88 FM
Rakesh Kumar
Jena India 2418
89 GM
Arkell
Keith C. England 2415
90 IM
Wallace
John-Paul Australia 2413
91 IM
Degtiarev
Evgeny Germany 2412
92 GM
Tarjan
James E. United States 2412
93
Arjun
Kalyan India 2406
94 IM
Cornette
Deimante Lithuania 2404
95 IM
Roberson
Peter T. England 2403
96 IM
Kojima
Shinya Japan 2403
97 IM
Eggleston
David J England 2400
98 IM
Harsha
Bharathakoti India 2394
99 IM
Houska
Jovanka England 2393
100
Loos
Roland Germany 2393
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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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