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Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
1
Deus
Pedro Portugal 1728
2
Smith
Paul Isle of Man 1712
3 WCM
Norman
Dinah England 1681 Bye Rnd 4.
4
Woodard
Brian Isle of Man 1666 Minor or Major
5
Macgilchrist
Siegrun Scotland 1645 Bye Rnd 1.
6
Dobson
Howard Isle of Man 1641
7
De Santos
Andrew England 1639
8
Kirkwood
Robin Wales 1633
9
White
Gary England 1628
10
Talas
Sandor Isle of Man 1610 ec
11
Henderson
Franklin United States 1598
12
Armstrong
Chris Northern Ireland 1589
13
Pal
Rohan England 1585 Junior
14
Minor
Harry Isle of Man 1522
15
Silano
Pierluigi Italy 1520
16
Mottram
Paul England 1488 ECF conversion
17
Walker
Gordon Scotland 1486
18
Olde
Karl Estonia 1469 Junior
19
Robinson
Steve England 1450 ECF conversion
20
Kupjasar
Jannur Mongolia 1415
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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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