Many top players held in round 1 at Isle of Man

The 2018 Isle Of Man Chess International is one of the strongest Open Tournament of the year!

Round 1 chess results (top 44 boards)

Full chess results here:

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Round 2 chess pairings

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The 2018 Isle of Man Chess International is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-28 October in the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre in Douglas, Isle of Man.

The top chess prize is £50,000, with £7,000 for the highest finishing woman. In case of a tie for first place the winner will be determined between the top 2 in a playoff (2x Blitz, then Armageddon). The time control is 100 minutes for 40 chess moves, then 50 minutes for 20 chess moves, then 15 minutes until the end of the chess game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

No draw offers are allowed before move 30.

Chess playing schedule

Round 1 Oct 20, 2018 13:30
Round 2 Oct 21, 2018 13:30
Round 3 Oct 22, 2018 13:30
Round 4 Oct 23, 2018 13:30
Round 5 Oct 24, 2018 13:30
Round 6 Oct 25, 2018 13:30
Round 7 Oct 26, 2018 13:30
Round 8 Oct 27, 2018 13:30
Round 9 Oct 28, 2018 12:00

Some of the biggest upsets in round 1

FM House Glenn 2180 1 - 0 GM Swapnil S. Dhopade 2493
GM Cramling Pia 2465 ½ - ½ WFM Demeter Dorina 2064
IM Kashlinskaya Alina 2447 ½ - ½ GM Giri Anish 2780
GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2445 ½ - ½ GM Kramnik Vladimir 2779
GM So Wesley 2776 ½ - ½ 0 IM Krishna CRG 2445

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