Replay the exciting game below: [replay]
Eljanov drew his 9th and final round game against Wesley So to secure his tied top finish in the tournament. The latter finished in 4th place. Replay game below: [replay]
Replay all the games here: Chess.com Isle of Man International 2016 – Masters.
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Pavel Eljanov takes the driver’s seat at the end of Round 6 of Chess.com’s Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2016. This after he defeated his co-leader from the end of previous round, Alexei Shirov, in Round 6. Check out their game below: [replay]
All the games of the tournament are available here.
Check out more results from Round 6 here.
Check out interesting match-ups for Round 7 here.
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Benjamin Bok (ELO 2594) pulled the biggest upset in Round 5 of Chess.com’s Isle of Man International Tournament 2016, when he defeated the world number 7, Hikaru Nakamura (ELO 2787), with the black pieces. [replay]
Bok will be up against Wesley So in Round 6.
Replay all the games played so far: Chess.com Isle of Man International 2016 – Masters.
Check out: Isle of Man Masters 2016 Round 5 Results.
Also check out: Isle of Man Masters 2016 Round 6 Pairings.
At the end of Round 5, Pavel Eljanov joined Alexei Shirov in the lead. Full ranking after round 5 follows:
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After 4 rounds of play, with 5 more rounds to go, Alexei Shirov leads the pack in the Masters section of Chess.com’s Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2016, with 4 wins in 4 games. Interestingly, though, he’s a bye in the 5th round.
Ranking after Round 4 follows:
Asia’s first Grandmaster, GM Eugene Torre, never failed to deliver so far in two rounds of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. He won his game anew, this time in Round 2 against GM Jose Fernando Cubas of Paraguay in Board 3 of their match.
Sadly, that was the only win for Philippine team in Round 2 of Open Section. Julio Catalino Sadorra drew his game in Board 1. The rest lost their games.[replay]
PHI vs. PAR - R2 Results
|Bo.||53||Philippines (PHI)||Rtg||-||39||Paraguay (PAR)||Rtg||1½:2½|
|35/1||GM||Sadorra, Julio Catalino (w)||2560||-||GM||Delgado Ramirez, Neuris (b)||2618||½ - ½|
|35/2||GM||Gomez, John Paul (b)||2492||-||GM||Bachmann, Axel (w)||2641||0 - 1|
|35/3||GM||Torre, Eugenio (w)||2447||-||GM||Cubas, Jose Fernando (b)||2470||1 - 0|
|35/4||GM||Barcenilla, Rogelio (b)||2455||-||GM||Franco Ocampos, Zenon (w)||2496||0 - 1|
Check out Eugene Torre’s interview with Susan Polgar after the Round 1 games below:
After winning all their 8 games in Round 1 for both Open and Women Section, the Philippine team are up against much tougher opponents in Round 2.[replay]
The Open Section team will be up against the 39th seed, Paraguay. The match up follows:
Philippines vs. Paraguay - Round 2 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Open
|Bo.||53||Philippines (PHI)||Rtg||39||Paraguay (PAR)||Rtg|
|35/1||GM||Sadorra, Julio Catalino (w)||2560||GM||Delgado Ramirez, Neuris (b)||2618|
|35/2||GM||Gomez, John Paul (b)||2492||GM||Bachmann, Axel (w)||2641|
|35/3||GM||Torre, Eugenio (w)||2447||GM||Cubas, Jose Fernando (b)||2470|
|35/4||GM||Barcenilla, Rogelio (b)||2455||GM||Franco Ocampos, Zenon (w)||2496|
Meanwhile, the Women team will be facing the 4th seed, Georgia: