Pavel Eljanov leads Isle of Man 2016 after Round 6

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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.

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.

Isle of Man (Masters) 2016 Round 5 Report

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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.

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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:

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

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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.

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:

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FIDE Ratings Update – October 2016

A few big tournaments are still ongoing, namely: Isle of Man and Tal Memorial, thus their results are not yet counted for the October update of the FIDE Ratings List.

Nevertheless, a few changes happened since last month. Vladimir Kramnik retakes the 2nd place from Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Wesley So overtakes Hikaru Nakamura at the 6th place in the October ratings update.

Anish Giri may have earned 1 rating point, but Pentala Harikrishna and Ding Liren gained 10 points and 11 points, respectively, to overtake him in the ranking. Thus, Giri slid down from 12th to 14th place.

Listed below are the top 20 players as of the October 2016 update:

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Check out the top 100 list in the October 2016 update.

Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2016

Update: Check out this page for the latest news about: Chess.com Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2016.

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:

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Check out the rest of the Masters participants here.

Official website.

Update: Check out this page for the latest news about: Chess.com Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2016.

Michael Adams Named Wildcard in London Chess Classic 2016

Michael Adams (Photo: Ray Morris-Hill)

Michael Adams (Photo: Ray Morris-Hill)

London Chess Classic:

The 10th and last player to join the line-up of the 8th London Chess Classic is none other than England’s number one, Michael Adams. The Cornishman has been the country’s leading player since 1999 and was once ranked number 4 in the world.

Thus, Magnus Carlsen is officially out of the race for the Grand Chess Tour 2016 top prize. That leaves Hikaru Nakamura alone in contention, who still has a lot of catching up to do with the tour leader, Wesley So.

Final list of participants for the London Chess Classic 2016 follows: