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Wesley So in Isle of Man (Masters) 2016

Wesley So came in as 2nd seed at the start of Chess.com’s Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2016 (Masters category), with an ELO rating of 2794. Throughout the duration of the tournament, he played 9 rounds against players with an average rating of 2709. He tallied 4 wins and 5 draws, for a score of 6.5 points, a performance rating of 2767 — below his current rating.

The table below summarizes the opponents and results of Wesley So’s games in Isle of Man 2016:

RdWhiteRatingBlackRatingResult
1Brunello, Marina2382So, Wesley27940-1
2So, Wesley2794Harika, Dronavalli25281/2-1/2
3So, Wesley2794Merry, Alan B23881-0
4Granda Zuniga, Julio E2648So, Wesley27940-1
5So, Wesley2794Rodshtein, Maxim26871/2-1/2
6Bok, Benjamin2594So, Wesley27941/2-1/2
7So, Wesley2794Salem, A.R. Saleh26501-0
8Nakamura, Hikaru2787So, Wesley27941/2-1/2
9So, Wesley2794Eljanov, Pavel27411/2-1/2
 

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Isle of Man 2016 (Masters) Final Ranking: Eljanov Wins!

After 9 rounds of chess action in the Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2016, Fabiano Caruana and Pavel Eljanov came out on top with 7.5 points each. Eljanov wins on tie-break.

Eljanov wins the Isle of Man 2016. Photo courtesy of Chess.com.
Eljanov wins the Isle of Man 2016. Photo courtesy of Chess.com.

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 leads Isle of Man 2016 after Round 6

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.

Pavel Eljanov in Baku Chess Olympiad. Photo by Baku Chess Olympiad.
Pavel Eljanov in Baku Chess Olympiad. Photo by Baku Chess Olympiad.

Check out more results from Round 6 here.

Check out interesting match-ups for Round 7 here.

Check out the Ranking after Round 6 »

Isle of Man (Masters) 2016 Round 5 Report

Benjamin Bok pulls an upset against Hikaru Nakamura in Round 5. He’ll be up against Wesley So in Round 6.

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.

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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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Alexei Shirov leads Isle of Man International Masters 2016 at the end of Round 4

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.

Tied in second place with 3.5 points are Wesley So, Pavel Eljanov, Maxim Rodshtein, Arkadij Naiditsch, and Sergei Movsesian.

Ranking after Round 4 follows:

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgTB1
111GMShirov Alexei LAT26794
22GMSo Wesley USA27943.5
5GMEljanov Pavel UKR27413.5
8GMRodshtein Maxim ISR26873.5
10GMNaiditsch Arkadij AZE26843.5
12GMMovsesian Sergei ARM26773.5
71GMCaruana Fabiano USA28133
3GMNakamura Hikaru USA27873
4GMAdams Michael ENG27453
6GMLeko Peter HUN27093
9GMVidit Santosh Gujrathi IND26863
13GMFressinet Laurent FRA26763
14GMSargissian Gabriel ARM26703
16GMSalem A.R. Saleh UAE26503
17GMHou Yifan CHN26493
20GMBachmann Axel PAR26453
22GMGrandelius Nils SWE26423
24GMVan Foreest Jorden NED26153
25GML'ami Erwin NED26053
26GMBok Benjamin NED25943
28GMLalith Babu M R IND25863
35GMSunilduth Lyna Narayanan IND25363
44IMBatsiashvili Nino GEO24803
46GMIllingworth Max AUS24653
71Hemant Sharma (del) IND23713
2615GMMelkumyan Hrant ARM26532.5
18GMGranda Zuniga Julio E PER26482.5
19GMMeier Georg GER26482.5
21GMHowell David W L ENG26442.5
23GMGupta Abhijeet IND26262.5
27GMLenderman Aleksandr USA25932.5
29GMDonchenko Alexander GER25812.5
30GMMarin Mihail ROU25692.5
31GMBrunello Sabino ITA25662.5
32GMAravindh Chithambaram Vr. IND25642.5
33GMShyam Sundar M. IND25522.5
34GMSvane Rasmus GER25522.5
36GMHarika Dronavalli IND25282.5
38GMSchroeder Jan-Christian GER25142.5
41GMKhmelniker Ilya ISR24932.5
45IMPuranik Abhimanyu IND24712.5
49IMPaehtz Elisabeth GER24592.5
54IMPraggnanandhaa R IND24422.5
55GMSundararajan Kidambi IND24292.5
56IMDaulyte Deimante LTU24292.5
58IMAlvarado Diaz Alejandro ESP24252.5
59IMGaponenko Inna UKR24212.5
60IMKaravade Eesha IND24212.5
62IMTania Sachdev IND24142.5
63WIMShvayger Yuliya ISR24052.5
64IMDas Arghyadip IND24002.5
66FMMerry Alan B ENG23882.5
67IMHouska Jovanka ENG23862.5
69GMArakhamia-Grant Ketevan SCO23762.5
74IMWallace John Paul AUS23552.5
76Balint Vilmos HUN23342.5
82FMKarthik Venkataraman IND23172.5
83IMMannion Stephen R SCO23132.5
5939GMHillarp Persson Tiger SWE25132
42IMZumsande Martin GER24902
47IMTrent Lawrence ENG24632
48GMUshenina Anna UKR24592
50IMLou Yiping CHN24582
51GMRomanishin Oleg M UKR24562
53IMKiewra Keaton F USA24542
57IMBasso Pier Luigi ITA24282
61GMTarjan James E USA24202
65IMKojima Shinya JPN23992
75Van Foreest Lucas NED23502
77FMKavutskiy Konstantin USA23322
79IML'ami Alina ROU23222
84FMJackson James P ENG23112
85IMZozulia Anna BEL23032
86WGMEnkhtuul Altan-Ulzii MGL23022
88FMWebb Laurence E ENG22802
90FMVon Meijenfeldt Bart NED22652
92Hill Alistair ENG22492
93FMRakesh Kumar Jena IND22472
101WGMRodshtein Tereza CZE22072
129Tirziman Rudolf IRL19232
817GMWang Hao CHN27011.5
37GMVishnu Prasanna. V IND25221.5
40IMBellaiche Anthony FRA24941.5
43GMGagare Shardul IND24801.5
52IMVisakh N R IND24561.5
68FMBrunello Marina ITA23821.5
70FMTate Alan SCO23761.5
72Harsha Bharathakoti IND23631.5
73GMPaehtz Thomas GER23561.5
80IMKolbus Dietmar GER23211.5
81IMPeek Marcel NED23191.5
87WIMOsmanodja Filiz GER22991.5
91FMGungl Theo GER22571.5
94FMLorscheid Gerhard GER22381.5
96Allen Keith IRL22361.5
97WIMParnali S Dharia IND22281.5
99Grant Jonathan I M SCO22231.5
100Wallace Paul IRL22101.5
102Arnold Max GER22021.5
103FMLyell Mark ENG21901.5
105Leutwyler Martin SUI21681.5
106Scott Gordon W ENG21681.5
108Laustsen Lars DEN21511.5
114Pasini Nicolo ITA21011.5
116Bianco Valerio ITA20741.5
130Dahl Baard ENG19211.5
10778FMFormento Paolo ITA23261
89FMStrugnell Carl WLS22781
95FMTaylor Adam C ENG22361
98Player Edmund C ENG22271
104Rocabado Fernando ARG21871
107CMHerbold Manfred GER21551
110AGMVardan Nagpal IND21171
111Ottosen David CAN21051
112WFMDe Rosa Mariagrazia ITA21021
117Hamer Martyn ENG20631
118Harari Zaki ENG20611
121Scott Luke IRL20181
122Sipos Silvester ENG20061
126WIMGagare Shalmali IND19891
128WFMKotepalli Sai Nirupama IND19441
131Johnson Paul A ENG18931
123109Mclaren Brian CAN21490.5
113Gill Neville B K ENG21020.5
115FMTiwari Ashwani IND20900.5
119Whitehead David J ENG20210.5
120WIMGuo Emma AUS20180.5
124Birkett Richard SCO19960.5
127WFMSwati Mohota IND19480.5
130123Thomson Neil SCO20020
125Fathallah Joe WLS19900
132IMRudd Jack ENG22220
133Ormsby Alan ENG00
 

Chess.com Isle of Man International 2016 – Masters

 

Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2016

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The Chess.com Isle of Man International Chess Tournament is happening next weekend, from Sat 1st to Sun 9th October 2016. The Masters section is a 138-player 9-round Swiss system of play.

Rate of play (Masters): 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves, with 30 seconds added per move from the start.

The top 20 participants in the Masters section follow:

TitleSurnameFirstnamesCountryRating
GMCaruanaFabianoUnited States2808
GMNakamuraHikaruUnited States2789
GMSoWesleyUnited States2782
GMEljanovPavelUkraine2739
GMAdamsMichaelEngland2738
GMWangHaoChina2710
GMLekoPeterHungary2709
GMNaiditschArkadijAzerbaijan2696
GMSafarliEltajAzerbaijan2688
GMRodshteinMaximIsrael2687
GMMovsesianSergeiArmenia2677
GMShirovAlexeiLatvia2673
GMMelkumyanHrantArmenia2671
GMSargissianGabrielArmenia2670
GMViditSantosh GujrathiIndia2669
GMHowellDavidEngland2665
GMFressinetLaurentFrance2664
GM HouYifanChina2658
GMMeierGeorgGermany2654
GMGranda ZunigaJulioPeru2648
 

Check out the rest of the Masters participants here.

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Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Board Prizes Winners

At the conclusion of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad, here are the Board Prizes winners for the Open Section. Board Prizes are awarded to top players in each board in terms of rating performance, not winning percentage nor game points.

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42nd Chess Olympiad Board Prizes Winners – Open


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Board 1 Winners – Open

Rk.NameRtgTeamRpPts.%Games
1GMJobava Baadur2665Georgia29268,080,010
2GMDominguez Perez Leinier2720Cuba28397,575,010
3GMCaruana Fabiano2808United States28387,070,010
 

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The ‘new’ youngest chess International Master (IM)

Praggnanandhaa is the youngest chess IM so far at 10 years and 10 months old.

Praggnanandhaa is just 10 years and 10 months old, and he is about to receive his IM title soon, as he recently earned his third and final IM norm in Bhubaneswar in India.

Praggnanandhaa is the youngest chess IM in history.
Praggnanandhaa is the youngest chess IM in history.

The New Indian Express writes:

A couple of years on, the kid who slept during a game is one of the biggest stories in world chess. The 10-year-old from Chennai achieved his third and final International Master (IM) norm after beating a Grandmaster and holding two others at the KIIT International Festival of Chess in Bhubaneswar.

When I was 10 years old, I have yet to learn how to play the game of chess.

Thus, R Praggnanandhaa has at most 21 months to finish his GM norms in order to beat the current youngest GM ever, the challenger in this year’s world championship, Sergey Karjakin. We’re eager to watch out for that if he could indeed make it.

For your reference, the following is the list of the youngest GM’s, their age when they achieved them, their birthyears, and the year they achieved their GM title. Check out the list after the jump »