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Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
1 GM
Vachier-Lagrave
Maxime France 2780
2 GM
Giri
Anish Netherlands 2780
3 GM
Aronian
Levon Armenia 2780
4 GM
Kramnik
Vladimir Russia 2779
5 GM
So
Wesley United States 2776
6 GM
Anand
Viswanathan India 2771
7 GM
Grischuk
Alexander Russia 2769
8 GM
Nakamura
Hikaru United States 2763
9 GM
Karjakin
Sergey Russia 2760
10 GM
Wojtaszek
Radoslaw Poland 2727
11 GM
Rapport
Richard Hungary 2725
12 GM
Wang
Hao China 2722
13 GM
Naiditsch
Arkadij Azerbaijan 2721
14 GM
Le
Quang Liem Vietnam 2715 ACP Qualifier
15 GM
Adams
Michael England 2712
16 GM
Vidit
Santosh Gujrathi India 2711
17 GM
Artemiev
Vladislav Russia 2706
18 GM
Eljanov
Pavel Ukraine 2703
19 GM
Almasi
Zoltan Hungary 2702
20 GM
Gelfand
Boris Israel 2701
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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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