Isle of Man LIVE

10/28/2018 – The next major event on the chess calendar is the Chess.com Isle of Man International which runs from October 20th to 28th and includes ten players from the top 20 and a number of other players over 2700. Live games and commentary from 14:00 CET (12:00 UT) each day. Also this week are the Hoogeveen matches in Holland with three more members of the top 30 in action. | Photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova (official site)

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Round 9

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The format is a nine-round Open Swiss with one game per day beginning at 15:30 CEST (13:30 UT) through October 28th (the final round nine begins at 14:00 CEST / 12:00 UT).

Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Top results for Round 9

Name Pts. Result Pts. Name
Naiditsch Arkadij ½ - ½ Wojtaszek Radoslaw
Xiong Jeffery 6 ½ - ½ 6 Jones Gawain C B
Grischuk Alexander 1 - 0 6 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime
Wang Hao 6 ½ - ½ Anand Viswanathan
Sethuraman S.P. ½ - ½ Giri Anish
Shirov Alexei 0 - 1 Kramnik Vladimir
Nakamura Hikaru 1 - 0 Eljanov Pavel
Fridman Daniel ½ - ½ Karjakin Sergey
Rapport Richard ½ - ½ Leko Peter
Adams Michael 0 - 1 Adhiban B.

All games and commentary

 

Commentary by GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf

Final standings (top 30)

Rk. Name  TB1 
1 Wojtaszek Radoslaw 7,0
  Naiditsch Arkadij 7,0
3 Kramnik Vladimir 6,5
  Grischuk Alexander 6,5
  Nakamura Hikaru 6,5
  Wang Hao 6,5
  Jones Gawain C B 6,5
  Adhiban B. 6,5
  Xiong Jeffery 6,5
10 Giri Anish 6,0
  Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 6,0
  Anand Viswanathan 6,0
  Karjakin Sergey 6,0
  Rapport Richard 6,0
  Le Quang Liem 6,0
  Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 6,0
  Artemiev Vladislav 6,0
  Almasi Zoltan 6,0
  Leko Peter 6,0
  Howell David W L 6,0
  Sethuraman S.P. 6,0
  Kovalev Vladislav 6,0
  Melkumyan Hrant 6,0
  Sutovsky Emil 6,0
  Parligras Mircea-Emilian 6,0
  Ganguly Surya Shekhar 6,0
  Fridman Daniel 6,0
  Kashlinskaya Alina 6,0
29 Aronian Levon 5,5
  So Wesley 5,5

Starting rank (top 20)

No. Name Rtg
1 Aronian Levon 2780
2 Giri Anish 2780
3 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2780
4 Kramnik Vladimir 2779
5 So Wesley 2776
6 Anand Viswanathan 2771
7 Grischuk Alexander 2769
8 Nakamura Hikaru 2763
9 Karjakin Sergey 2760
10 Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2727
11 Rapport Richard 2725
12 Wang Hao 2722
13 Naiditsch Arkadij 2721
14 Le Quang Liem 2715
15 Adams Michael 2712
16 Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2711
17 Artemiev Vladislav 2706
18 Eljanov Pavel 2703
19 Almasi Zoltan 2702
20 Gelfand Boris 2701

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Aighearach Aighearach 10/29/2018 08:45
You forgot to include the game on the top board involving the leaders.
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