Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017

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Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017

Post by ajay » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:07 pm

There are many Indians playing with top chess players of the world in Isle of Man Open tournament. Vidit is in second place after 6 rounds. Carlsen leads the tournament with 5.5 followed by Vidit. Pragga, who is not even a teen, is also having superb tournament.

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 Here is the rankings after the 6th rounds. 
 
Rk.		Name			Rtg	Pts.
2	GM	Vidit Santosh Gujrathi	2702	5,0
4	GM	Anand Viswanathan	2794	4,5
18	GM	Swapnil S. Dhopade	2532	4,5
31	GM	Sethuraman S.P.		2617	4,0
34	GM	Aravindh Chithambaram V	2573	4,0
36	GM	Sunilduth Lyna Narayan.	2568	4,0
39	IM	Praggnanandhaa R	2500	4,0
40	IM	Harsha Bharathakoti	2394	4,0
52	GM	Vishnu Prasanna. V	2543	3,5
53	GM	Harika Dronavalli	2528	3,5
59	IM	Visakh N R		2458	3,5
62		Arjun Kalyan		2406	3,5
63	IM	Rathnakaran K.		2326	3,5
66	GM	Adhiban B.		2670	3,0
72	IM	Nihal Sarin		2483	3,0
73	GM	Panchanathan MC		2481	3,0
79	GM	Neelotpal Das		2448	3,0
80	IM	Swayams Mishra		2444	3,0
82	GM	Sundararajan K.		2426	3,0
83		Raja Harshit		2423	3,0
92	IM	Krishna C R G		2367	3,0
94	IM	Hemant Sharma	 	2342	3,0
107	IM	Karavade Eesha		2384	2,5
112	WIM	Vaishali R		2329	2,5
116		Vignesh B		2260	2,5
126	FM	Rakesh Kumar Jena	2418	2,0
127		Pranav V		2372	2,0
128	FM	Fenil Shah		2362	2,0
130		Ojas Kulkarni		2289	2,0
144		Pranav Anand		2106	1,5

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Re: Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017

Post by ajay » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:19 pm

Here are the pairings for some Indians in the 7th round. The big question is that can Vidit hold off Carlsen with black color. Note also the pairing between Harika and Kramnik. Twelve yr old IM Praggnanandhaa plays yet another GM, has a chance to get his first GM norm if he continues his good showing.

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1		GM Carlsen Magnus	2827	5½		5	GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi	2702	
3		GM Lenderman Aleksandr	2565	4½		4½	GM Anand Viswanathan		2794	
9		GM Rapport Richard	2675	4½		4½	GM Swapnil S. Dhopade		2532	
11		GM Sethuraman S.P.	2617	4		4	GM Vallejo Pons Francisco	2716	
14		GM Short Nigel D	2698	4		4	GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan	2568	
16		GM Aravindh Chithambar.	2573	4		4	GM Hou Yifan			2670	
18		IM Praggnanandhaa R	2500	4		4	GM Akobian Varuzhan		2662	
20		GM Sargissian Gabriel	2652	4		4	IM Harsha Bharathakoti		2394	
21		GM Harika Dronavalli	2528	3½		3½	GM Kramnik Vladimir		2803	

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Re: Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017

Post by ajay » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:58 pm

Vidit held Carlsen on the top board in round 7. So he(5½) remains half point behind Carlsen(6). However, the likes of Nakamura, Caruana, and Eljanov won their game and caught up with Vidit. In round 8 Vidit now plays Eljanov

Anand drew, however Pragga made a fatal move just before the time control and lost. Another very young Indian kid, 13 yr old Nihal Sarin won his 3rd game catching Pragga in points.

Kramnik beat Harika in round 7 and he'll face another Indian Sethuraman in round 8. Some of the interesting match up for round 8 are:

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Bo.			Name		Pts.	Result	Pts.		Name
3		GM	Vidit Santosh Gujrathi		5½		5½	GM	Eljanov Pavel
4		GM	Fressinet Laurent		5		5	GM	Anand Viswanathan
11		GM	Swapnil S. Dhopade		5		4½	GM	Short Nigel D
12		GM	Kramnik Vladimir		4½		4½	GM	Sethuraman S.P.
18		GM	Sunilduth Lyna N.		4½		4½	GM	Riazantsev Alexander
22		IM	Harsha Bharathakoti		4½		4	GM	Aravindh Chithambaram Vr.
23		GM	Naiditsch Arkadij		4		4	GM	Panchanathan Magesh Chandran
24		IM	Swayams Mishra			4		4	GM	Adhiban B.
30		GM	Vishnu Prasanna. V		4		4	GM	Tarjan James
31			Woellermann Jan			4		4	IM	Praggnanandhaa R
32		IM	Nihal Sarin			4		4	IM	Rudolf Anna
Vidit remains the top Indian followed by Anand and Swapnil.

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Rk.	 	Name		Pts.
5	GM	Vidit Santosh Gujrathi	5,5
7	GM	Anand Viswanathan	5,0
21	GM	Swapnil S. Dhopade	5,0
33	GM	Sethuraman S.P.		4,5
36	GM	Sunilduth Lyna Naray.	4,5
43	IM	Harsha Bharathakoti	4,5
46	GM	Adhiban B.		4,0
51	GM	Aravindh C. Vr.		4,0
53	GM	Vishnu Prasanna. V	4,0
55	IM	Praggnanandhaa R	4,0
56	IM	Nihal Sarin		4,0
57	GM	Panchanathan M. C.	4,0
60	IM	Swayams Mishra		4,0
71	GM	Harika Dronavalli	3,5
77	IM	Visakh N R		3,5
81	GM	Neelotpal Das		3,5
87		Arjun Kalyan		3,5
94	IM	Hemant Sharma (del)	3,5
96	WIM	Vaishali R		3,5
97	IM	Rathnakaran K.		3,5
104	GM	Sundararajan Kidambi	3,0
105		Raja Harshit		3,0
106	FM	Rakesh Kumar Jena	3,0
109	IM	Karavade Eesha	 	3,0
110	IM	Krishna C R G	 	3,0
111	FM	Fenil Shah	 	3,0
113		Vignesh B	 	3,0
119		Pranav V	 	2,5
125		Ojas Kulkarni	 	2,5
137		Pranav Anand	 	2,5

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Re: Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017

Post by Sin Hombre » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:36 pm

31 Woellermann Jan 4 4 IM Praggnanandhaa R
32 IM Nihal Sarin 4 4 IM Rudolf Anna

Those pairings pretty much guarantee no GM norms for both.

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Re: Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017

Post by jaydeep » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:45 am

Anand gave a strong performance to finish tied second with Hikaru Nakamura ... In the final round, he defeated women's world No. 1 Hou Yifan after 53 moves.

Here is press report -
Anand defeated women's world No. 1 Hou Yifan in the ninth and final round of the Isle of Man chess meet. But that was not sufficient to overtake reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen.The Norwegian signed an 18-move peace pact with world No. 10 Hikaru Nakamura of US to tally 7.5 finished clear first. He pocketed 50,000 pounds. Anand, who humbled the Chinese player in the last round in a rook and pawns endgame of 53 moves in Petroff Defence, finishes second with seven points . He and Nakamura won 18,750 pounds each. Carlsen had scored a rousing win over world No. 4 Fabiano Caruana of US in the penultimate round with black pieces in 35 moves of Ruy Lopez opening.Vidit Gujrathi gave a rating performance of 2764 to finish eighth with 6.5 points. Yifan had to be content with 17th spot and rating performance of 2687. Swapnil Dhopade, B Adhiban, Aravindh Chithambaram, SP Sethuraman finished 12th, 28th, 39th and 47th respectively. R Vaishali was 89th while Eesha Karavade was 106th. Harshit Raja was 98th.

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Re: Isle of Man Open - Masters 2017

Post by jaydeep » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:16 am

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 Here is the final standings after the 9th rounds. 
 
Rank	Name				Rtg	Pts	Perf	Rating+/-
T2	GM Anand Viswanathan 		2794	7	2806	1.6
8	GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 	2702	6.5	2764	8.2
12	GM Swapnil S. Dhopade 		2532	6.5	2768	28.5
22	GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 	2568	6	2704	17
29	GM Adhiban B. 			2670	5.5	2564	-11
40	GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 	2573	5.5	2551	-1
44	IM Praggnanandhaa R 		2500	5.5	2531	6
50	GM Sethuraman S.P. 		2617	5	2661	5.6
55	GM Vishnu Prasanna. V 		2543	5	2481	-7.1
56	GM Harika Dronavalli 		2528	5	2481	-4.3
60	IM Nihal Sarin 			2483	5	2506	3.9
63	IM Visakh N R 			2458	5	2445	-1.3
64	IM Swayams Mishra 		2444	5	2386	-4.9
67	IM Harsha Bharathakoti 		2394	5	2693	33.1
73	GM Panchanathan Magesh Chandran 2481	4.5	2517	3.6
79	GM Neelotpal Das 		2448	4.5	2421	-3.7
84	 Arjun Kalyan 			2406	4.5	2511	12.7
88	IM Krishna C R G 		2367	4.5	2534	19.2
89	IM Hemant Sharma (del) 		2342	4.5	2398	11.2
92	WIM Vaishali R 			2329	4.5	2296	-5.4
99	GM Sundararajan Kidambi 	2426	4	2483	6.4
100	 Raja Harshit 			2423	4	2401	-2.6
101	FM Rakesh Kumar Jena 		2418	4	2260	-16.9
108	IM Karavade Eesha 		2384	4	2380	0.1
109	FM Fenil Shah 			2362	4	2241	-26
112	IM Rathnakaran K. 		2326	4	2418	10.6
113	 Vignesh B 			2260	4	2321	27.2
117	 Pranav V 			2372	3.5	2164	-47.8
137	 Ojas Kulkarni 			2289	3	2198	-11.2

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