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Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
1
McKenna
Jason England 2095
2
Nicholas
Koichi England 2092
3 CM
Norman
Kenneth England 2083
4
Hartz
Erik Germany 2059
5
Briem
Stephan Iceland 2038 Junior
6
Algars
Olle Sweden 2018
7
Mai
Alexander Iceland 1995 Junior
8 FM
Weeramantry
Sunhil Sri Lanka 1976
9
Garcia
Adrian Spain 1972
10
Hamilton
Graham Scotland 1968
11 WFM
Frank
Tena Germany 1935
12
Buckley
Colm Ireland 1932
13
Fabri
Henrik Isle of Man 1928
14
Svensson
Lars-Ake Sweden 1922
15
Burrows
Nick England 1920
16
Arvidsson
Jonas Sweden 1919
17
Everett
Joe England 1909
18
Ireland
David England 1892
19
Gostelow
David England 1892
20
Kane
Robert England 1889 Bye Rnd 1.
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Round 9 Report
Published: 29 Oct 2018

Round 9 Report

John Saunders reports: the 2018 Chess.com Isle of Man International was won by Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland after a play-off match with Arkadij Naiditsch of Azerbaijan. The two players led going into the last round and drew their ninth round game to finish on 7/9 while none of the four players on 6/8 managed to win in order to tie with them. They each take home a cheque for £37,500 with Wojtaszek also receiving a further £500 for winning the blitz play-off. The initial two-game blitz was tied on 1-1 but Wojtaszek chose White in the Armageddon game and duly won. Seven players finished on 6½: Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk (both Russia), Hikaru Nakamura, Jeffery Xiong (both USA), Wang Hao (China), Gawain Jones (England) and Baskaran Adhiban (India).


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Round 8 Report
Published: 28 Oct 2018

Round 8 Report

John Saunders reports: another pulsating day’s chess saw four 2700+ rated players bite the dust, all bar one beaten by players less highly rated than themselves, and in one case more than 200 points adrift. Two leaders emerge from the smoke of battle, Arkadij Naiditsch (Azerbaijan) and Radoslaw Wojtaszek (Poland), who now both have 6½/8, while four more players are half a point behind them and are still in with a chance of a share in the top prize – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Wang Hao (China), Gawain Jones (England) and Jeffery Xiong (USA).


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Round 7 Report
Published: 27 Oct 2018

Round 7 Report

John Saunders reports: another remarkable round at the Villa Marina saw the number of leaders increase by one – the same names as per the round six leader board, plus England’s perennial numero uno, Mickey Adams. There was some fantastic chess played, which it gives me great pleasure to report upon. Before we move on, let’s just record the seven leaders’ names for the record: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Radoslaw Wojtaszek (Poland), Wang Hao (China), Arkadij Naiditsch (Azerbaijan), Mickey Adams (England) and Jeffery Xiong (USA) all have 5½ out of 7.


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