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🏆 Isle of Man Masters (2018)

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Player: Alexander Donchenko

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Donchenko vs M Gavilan Diaz  1-0872018Isle of Man MastersA04 Reti Opening
2. D Cornette vs A Donchenko 0-11032018Isle of Man MastersB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. A Donchenko vs Wang Hao  0-1892018Isle of Man MastersD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
4. S Guramishvili vs A Donchenko  0-1432018Isle of Man MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. V Artemiev vs A Donchenko  ½-½602018Isle of Man MastersB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
6. A Donchenko vs R Rapport  0-1482018Isle of Man MastersA25 English
7. L de La Fuente vs A Donchenko  ½-½302018Isle of Man MastersB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. A Donchenko vs I Khmelniker  ½-½532018Isle of Man MastersE17 Queen's Indian
9. S M Shyam vs A Donchenko 0-1392018Isle of Man MastersB10 Caro-Kann
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Oct-28-18
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  PhilFeeley: Yes, stronger opponents, beating Rapport and drawing Kramnik, Nakamura and MVL.
Oct-28-18  virginmind: Deac drew with black against Aronian.
Oct-28-18
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  Dionysius1: Fair enough. I'm rooting for Gawain Jones. No losses and beat Aronian. Playing above his grading. And I like the Welsh.
Oct-28-18
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  Marmot PFL: Xiong is a pawn ahead but I don't see an easy win if Jones keeps the queens on.
Oct-28-18
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  PhilFeeley: I agree Jones deserves a good finish. I guess not everyone can get it.

Draw on board 1. I guess we're headed for a playoff.

Oct-28-18
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  Dionysius1: Ah well. A draw it was in the end. Not a very satisfying result for Jones or Xiong I expect.
Oct-28-18
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  PhilFeeley: What's with the spate of non-castling? Is this a new secret strategy?
Oct-28-18
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  MissScarlett: I blame the malinfluence of the overrated Pillsbury.

<Hazz>, if you're reading this....I'm joking, I'm joking.....jeez...lol

Oct-28-18
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  PhilFeeley: No rapids in the playoff, just blitz. Looking forward to it.
Oct-28-18  Boomie: <PhilFeeley: No rapids in the playoff, just blitz. Looking forward to it.>

Could be a while. Naka's game might go over 100 moves.

Oct-28-18  Boomie: Eljanov resigned. Now Kosteniuk is mopping up against a guy who apparently won't resign. The playoff whould start within the hour.
Oct-28-18  Boomie: And they're off...It's a King's Gambit, Fianchetto line.
Oct-28-18
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  sonia91: <a guy who apparently won't resign> I would have played on too in a B vs R ending
Oct-28-18  Boomie: Rado draws first blood. The 2nd game is a Sicilian.
Oct-28-18  Boomie: Arkady unleashed a piece sac and is dominating.
Oct-28-18  Boomie: Time for Armor Get It On. Rado has white.
Oct-28-18  siamesedream: Congratulations to <GM Radosław Wojtaszek> and his wife <IM Alina Kashlinskaya> for winning Isle of Man 2018!
Oct-28-18
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  PhilFeeley: Arkady played a risky King's Indian when all he needed was a draw. It backfired. Congratulations to Radoslaw and his wife Alina for making it a perfect family affair.
Oct-28-18
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  sonia91: Many congratulations to the couple!

Alina also achieved a GM norm, as her performance is 2705: http://chess-results.com/tnr385685....

Oct-28-18
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  sonia91: Speaking of GM norms, poor Semyon Lomasov (second highest-finishing non-GM, behind Kashlinskaya) narrowly missed it at a 2599 performance: http://chess-results.com/tnr385685....
Oct-28-18
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  morfishine: Great showing by GJones
Oct-28-18  JimNorCal: Also, great showing by young Jeffery Xiong.
Oct-29-18
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  PhilFeeley: The look on Kosteniuk's face! It says, "Bozo should have resigned 50 moves ago."

https://en.chessbase.com/post/isle-...

Oct-29-18  0ZeR0: Well done, Wojtaszek and Kashlinskaya. Sto lat!
Oct-30-18
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  malt: Well done Wojtaszek,
I was mainly watching the Grischuk v M Vachier-Lagrave game in the final round.
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