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🏆 Isle of Man Open (2017)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, Pavel Eljanov, Peter Leko, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, Richard Rapport, Sergei Movsesian, Arkadij Naiditsch, Zoltan Almasi, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Laurent Fressinet, Alexander Riazantsev, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, David Howell, Nigel Short, Maxim Rodshtein, Ivan Sokolov, Emil Sutovsky, Gabriel Sargissian, Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga, Baskaran Adhiban, Yifan Hou, Jan Timman, Gawain Jones, Jeffery Xiong, Varuzhan Akobian, Nils Grandelius, Pavel Tregubov, Sethuraman P Sethuraman, Erwin L'Ami, Aleksandr Lenderman, Sabino Brunello, Benjamin Bok, Falko Bindrich, Sebastian Bogner, Ju Wenjun, Niclas Huschenbeth, Aryan Tari, Rasmus Svane, Helgi Olafsson, Chithambaram V R Aravindh, Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian, Alexander Donchenko, Eugene Perelshteyn, Dennis Wagner, Magesh Chandran Panchanathan, Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan, Bogdan-Daniel Deac, Alan Pichot, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Keith Arkell, Sunil Dhopade Swapnil, Prasanna Vasanthan Vishnu, Gudmundur Kjartansson, Dronavalli Harika, Anna Zatonskih, James Tarjan, Kidambi Sundararajan, Ilya Khmelniker, Jonas Lampert, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Nikolas Lubbe, Michael William Brown, Neelotpal Das, Aman Hambleton, Sarin Nihal, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Nino Batsiashvili, Johan Salomon, Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, Elisabeth Paehtz, Mishra Swayams, Martin Zumsande, Kantholi Rathnakaran, Lawrence Trent, David J Eggleston, Marc Esserman, Inna Gaponenko, N R Visakh, Pier Luigi Basso, Keaton F Kiewra, Lev Yankelevich, Harsha Bharathakoti, Deimante Cornette, Alina L'Ami, Andrew Ledger, Yuliya Shvayger, Evgeny Degtiarev, Harshit Raja, Jovanka Houska, Leon David Piasetski, Peter T Roberson, Eesha Karavade, C R G Krishna, Robert Bellin, Kalyan Arjun, John Paul Wallace, Dietmar Kolbus, Rakesh Kumar Jena, Jan Woellermann, Kulkarni Ojas, Shinya Kojima, Sharma del Hemant, Konstantin Kavutskiy, Roland Loos, Stephen Jessel, Stephen Richard Burns-Mannion, Paul Zwahr, Jovana Rapport, Filiz Osmanodja, Anna Rudolf, Altanulzii Enkhtuul, Dagur Ragnarsson, Gerhard Lorscheid, Shah Fenil, John L Watson, Ramesh Babu Vaishali, Johannes Paul, Vilmos Balint, Vijay Pranav, Gerald Loew, Keith Henry Burton Allen, B Vignesh, Edmund C Player, Christopher Woojin Yoo, Alan M Byron, G M H Thilakarathne, Anand Pranav, Zaki Harari, Philipp Mueller, Valerio Bianco, Michael Babar, Hilmir Freyr Heimisson, Daniel Fischer, Martin P Burrows, Claus Seyfried, Akito Oyama, Mariano Acosta, Bardur Orn Birkisson, Roger H Coathup, David Maloberti, Gauti Pall Jonsson, Sue Maroroa, Wolfgang Prueske plus 9 more players

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Isle of Man Open (2017)

The Chess.com Isle of Man Open was one of the strongest open events in chess history, with top seeds that included Carlsen, Kramnik, Caruana, Anand, Nakamura, Adams, Gelfand, Eljanov, Naiditsch, Short, Rapport, and many more. It had a €133,000 prize fund.

Magnus Carlsen won the first place prize of £50,000 with 7.5/9.

Official Site: http://iominternationalchess.com/. Crosstable: http://chess-results.com/tnr303618....

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 653  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Daniel Fischer vs Aron Thor Mai 1-0282017Isle of Man OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. M Panchanathan vs Johannes Paul  1-0362017Isle of Man OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
3. J Rapport vs I Khmelniker  ½-½312017Isle of Man OpenA17 English
4. A Hambleton vs S Fenil  ½-½382017Isle of Man OpenA06 Reti Opening
5. Tarjan vs J Salomon  ½-½732017Isle of Man OpenA20 English
6. N Batsiashvili vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0532017Isle of Man OpenE61 King's Indian
7. Sundararajan vs M Zumsande  ½-½502017Isle of Man OpenA14 English
8. P L Basso vs K F Kiewra  ½-½422017Isle of Man OpenD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
9. Anand Pranav vs N R Visakh  0-1602017Isle of Man OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
10. D Kolbus vs R Praggnanandhaa 0-1662017Isle of Man OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. H Olafsson vs A Byron  1-0362017Isle of Man OpenB06 Robatsch
12. J S Christiansen vs A Pichot  1-0652017Isle of Man OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. B D Deac vs W Prueske  1-0322017Isle of Man OpenD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
14. G Kjartansson vs P V Vishnu  ½-½202017Isle of Man OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Y Shvayger vs S D Swapnil  0-1472017Isle of Man OpenB10 Caro-Kann
16. D Harika vs A Oyama  1-0442017Isle of Man OpenC10 French
17. G P Jonsson vs E Perelshteyn  0-1322017Isle of Man OpenE73 King's Indian
18. N Lubbe vs E Player  1-0302017Isle of Man OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. L Trent vs J Lampert  0-1482017Isle of Man OpenC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
20. E Paehtz vs Harshit Raja  ½-½402017Isle of Man OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
21. A Enkhtuul vs M Swayams 1-0792017Isle of Man OpenA48 King's Indian
22. R Bellin vs T Frank  1-0442017Isle of Man OpenA04 Reti Opening
23. M Burrows vs S Jessel  0-1602017Isle of Man OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
24. R Vaishali vs M Babar 0-1442017Isle of Man OpenB07 Pirc
25. Janik Kruse vs Paul Zwahr  0-1582017Isle of Man OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
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Oct-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Octavia: <nice to read here from someone who had played at the Open in Douglas, Isle of Man 2017> sorry to disappoint you, but I played in the minor, not the open. I was wondering if any of the members here have played in Douglas.

I did play in the <Berliner Sommer> a few times & usually played against a GM in the first round. I liked the big open & wished we had some of them in the UK. ~ 500 people took part in Berlin as compared to a mere 300+ in Douglas.

Oct-09-17
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  tuttifrutty: <Today, more and more top-level Grandmasters are beginning to take part in classical Open (or let's better say: Superopen) tournaments. New trend?!>

Thanks to Wesley...who had to scavenge for bread crumbs in terms of elo while closed invitational organizers turned a blind eye on him...instead...invited Giri who hasn't won a thing. Wesley was and still is, fearless in the open seas...one false move and his elo will nose dive into a deep ravine, a draw will likewise do the same...and a win...hmmmm...you can be the judge. One reason why Magnus shied away from open tourneys to protect his bloated elo...If he really was that good, he should have shown the world like Wesley did. Play against anyone...anytime...anywhere regardless of rating.

But nope, we all know he just had to hide under someone's skirt for protection...

No matter how it hurts...truth be told.

Oct-10-17
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  offramp: About those top GMs taking part in opens,
Daniel Gormally had a bit of a kvetch on Twitter. He said that nowadays even a ~2500 GM like him will have great trouble going to the Isle of Man and coming away with any prize money at all.

If you spend a week in a hotel on the Isle of Man and end up with nothing, that can put a serious crimp on one's spending power.

Oct-10-17
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  perfidious: Small wonder even elite GMs will play at IoM: during my playing days, the big events here in USA typically featured a first prize of $15-20 grand, so to see 50,000 Euros for first should bring everyone out of the woodwork. I played in the first three opens at Foxwoods (1999-2001), which were (IIRC) $15k to the winner and one saw perhaps twenty GMs going for the gold.

While I sympathise with Gormally's predicament, he would have had some difficulties playing in even the swisses I participated in during the 1990s--which were not nearly as strong and deep as IoM--and that line between grinding out a success and winding up on the scrap heap is a fine one indeed.

Oct-10-17
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  diagonal: perfidious <Small wonder even elite GMs will play at IoM: during my playing days, the big events here in USA typically featured a first prize of $15-20 grand, so to see 50,000 Euros for first should bring everyone out of the woodwork. I played in the first three opens at Foxwoods (1999-2001), which were (IIRC) $15k to the winner and one saw perhaps twenty GMs going for the gold.>

Important annex!

Still respect for Carlsen, So, Caruana & Co. facing such open chess challenges during their prime time (ie. Carlsen will earn most of his money with sponsor contracts anyway).

offramp <Daniel Gormally had a bit of a kvetch on Twitter. He said that nowadays even a ~2500 GM like him will have great trouble going to the Isle of Man and coming away with any prize money at all. If you spend a week in a hotel on the Isle of Man and end up with nothing, that can put a serious crimp on one's spending power.>

The other side of the 'money motivation' medal, thanks both!

Concerning Grandmaster Gormally's complaint: today, there are more than 1'500 living chess grandmasters by FIDE, in comparison, in the mid-1950, there were only about 50 grandmasters (including the inactives), twenty years after the title inauguration, in the early 1970s, there have been then maybe 100 grandmasters, meaning in "the good old days", a (comparatively weak) player like Gormally would simply not have become a grandmaster, he never ranked in the Top-100 of the world.

Oct-10-17  aliasniamor: "Thanks to Wesley...who had to scavenge for bread crumbs in terms of elo while closed invitational organizers turned a blind eye on him...instead...invited Giri who hasn't won a thing. Wesley was and still is, fearless in the open seas...one false move and his elo will nose dive into a deep ravine, a draw will likewise do the same...and a win...hmmmm...you can be the judge. One reason why Magnus shied away from open tourneys to protect his bloated elo...If he really was that good, he should have shown the world like Wesley did. Play against anyone...anytime...anywhere regardless of rating.

But nope, we all know he just had to hide under someone's skirt for protection...

No matter how it hurts...truth be told."

I probably shouldn't answer to tuttifrutty, but such a post can certainly not be left unanswered to.

1. As you say yourself, Wesley So had a good reason to go in such opens, receiving less invitation than others (partly because he was in the elite for a shorter time I would guess), while Carlsen had many invitations - thus no real reason to swim in open seas.

2. How did Magnus fared in the open tournaments he played in ? As far as I know, he won 2 since he's WC despite participating in not that many tournaments since then, and each time he WON rating points, so I don't see how such experiences would make him "fear" for his elo.

Oct-10-17  Clemens Scheitz: Hi <aliasniamor>,

< I probably shouldn't answer to tuttyidioty, but..> You should listen to that little voice in your head, but you didn't. You weak, weak man. Remember those old words of wisdom...

...DON'T FEED THE TROLL.

You are welcome.

Oct-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Octavia: many players have jobs or are supported by their parents. For the adults its a chess holiday, for the youngsters its a good learning experience.

The Berliner Sommer had 500 players quite a few from the UK

Oct-15-17
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  Sokrates: Hi, <aliasniamor> - Please listen to <Clemens Scheitz>'s great recommendation. Posts overpraising the unsuspecting modest Wesley So and attacking the world champ with foolish accusations need no comment. They should be ignored.
Oct-15-17
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  tuttifrutty: Wow...Wesley to take part in the candidates 2018... I didn't think he will qualify...he truly disappointed me.
Oct-15-17
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  Domdaniel: I don't believe in *feeding* trolls, but a dose of poison can work wonders.

<tutti> - Pampered goldflub, flub flub, gasp, choke, aaargh. Thud.

<No matter how it hurts...truth be told> What this really means is: no matter how pleasurable, tell lies.

Oct-15-17
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  tuttifrutty: <No matter how it hurts...truth be told>< What this really means is: no matter how pleasurable, tell lies.>

Truth be told, I never lie...if I had, it must be an oversight or unintentional...because...truth be told, no one is perfect. So...please point out the error and see if you accusations are accurate...and aren't just a smoke screen or a mirage...and I thank you.

In short...prove it.

Oct-15-17
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  tuttifrutty: < I probably shouldn't answer to tuttyidioty, but..> <You should listen to that little voice in your head, but you didn't. You weak, weak man. Remember those old words of wisdom...>

If everyone listen to your word of wisdom, this place would fall in a name calling contest...such your name implies....poooop!!!

Oct-16-17
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  alexmagnus: Of those 1500 living grandmasters a half is either inactive or below 2590.
Oct-16-17
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  alexmagnus: Below 2500, not 2590
Oct-16-17
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  alexmagnus: The number of grandmasters grows naturally already because of it being a lifelong title you keep no matter what happens. We are not yet far enough to witness many GMs dying. BTW most GM titles awarded in a single year happened in 2007.
Oct-16-17
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  moronovich: <SugarDom: Is anyone a friend of Tuttifruity here? Please raise your left foot. Anyone?.....>

He is were he belongs:On ignore.

Everyday I enjoy not reading his posts.

Oct-16-17
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  Sokrates: Dear <moronovich>, Amen! :-)
Oct-16-17
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  john barleycorn: I raised both feet at the same time and simultaneously ... and fell on my arse and not on my head ... free speech for <titifritti> ... ignore is desperation ... do or do not there is no ignore.
Oct-16-17
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  john barleycorn: Recently when talking with the admins:

Q: What to do with "a troll"?

A: Put him on "ignore"!

Q: What to do with "a troll"? I still see his posts popping up in comments of posters who recommend to put him on "ignore".

A: Put "a troll" a second time on "ignore".

Q: I tried but it doesn't work. What to do next?

A: Put every other poster who cites "a troll" also on "ignore".

Q: My "Ignore" list is full. Is there nothing you can do?

A: We did. In order to do nothing ourselves we gave you "the list".

Q: Cannot you enforce your posting guidelines?

A: There you go to the admin's "iggy".

Oct-16-17
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  tuttifrutty: <Is anyone a friend of Tuttifruity here?>

Who need friend like sugardom? You tell me...

But that's besides the point. My presence here does not indicate I'm looking friends...I'm not here to make friends...I don't beg for friends...so whether you all speak to me or converse with me or not, I don't give a flying duck...but one thing for sure, as afforded by the US constitution, I will not be denied to exercise my freedom of speech...

So message to the trolls...in case you forgot to remind yourselves this morning...it's better to have an enemy who honestly says they hate you than to have a friend like sugardom...or a friend who influences you to do something you disagree then secretly smiles and say <I've used you...sucker...> Oh yeah, you know who you are...and shame on you.

Oct-16-17
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  tuttifrutty: <Dear <moronovich>, Amen! :-)>

How sweet it is...lick some more....

As someone put it:

Life is fair...
Life is good...

Haha.

Oct-17-17
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  Domdaniel: <tootlefoot> - <Opinions are just that, like an as*hole...everyone has it....but all are different from one another...>

Um, just how many orifices did you examine before reaching that conclusion?

Oct-17-17  starry2013: Some opinions though can be remarkably uninformed, just look at popular music for that, people voice their ignorance with great glee often.
Nov-07-17  Ilkka Salonen: Which famous rock song mentions Isle of Man? And I'll answer my own question, it is Happy Jack by the Who. In many ways it is tragic there are now two more american super-GMs besides of Nakamura. The japanese have been neglecting the possibility of tuning in with rest of the humanity by learning chess rather a lot and they also arrested Paul McCartney in January 1980 and are leaking nuclear waste to the Pacific Ocean and trying to use human trade victims to repair the mess. So Nakamura could have been a chance. But he drinks too much energy drinks.
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