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’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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All Draws in Round 7 Tal Memorial 2016


It was a quiet day at Moscow, as all 5 games were drawn in the 7th round of Tal Memorial 2016.

Round 7 match-ups and results follow:

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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.