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Isle of Man International 2018

The 2018 Isle of Man Chess International is taking place from 20-28th October at the Villa Marina in Douglas. The event will have three sections: Master, Major and Minor.

The Master section is filled to its capacity of 167 participants. World Champion Magnus Carlsen, winner of the last year’s event, and his challenger Fabiano Caruana will skip this edition, for obvious reasons. The field is impressive nevertheless.

Top rated participants:
1 GM Giri Anish Netherlands 2780
2 GM Aronian Levon Armenia 2780
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime France 2780
4 GM Kramnik Vladimir Russia 2779
5 GM So Wesley United States 2776
6 GM Anand Viswanathan India 2771
7 GM Grischuk Alexander Russia 2769
8 GM Nakamura Hikaru United States 2763
9 GM Karjakin Sergey Russia 2760
10 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw Poland 2727
11 GM Rapport Richard Hungary 2725
12 GM Wang Hao China 2722
13 GM Naiditsch Arkadij Azerbaijan 2721
14 GM Le Quang Liem Vietnam 2715
15 GM Adams Michael England 2712
16 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi India 2711
17 GM Artemiev Vladislav Russia 2706
18 GM Eljanov Pavel Ukraine 2703
19 GM Almasi Zoltan Hungary 2702
20 GM Gelfand Boris Israel 2701

Villa Marina, Isle of Man

Villa Marina, Isle of Man

Prizes:
1st £50,000; 2nd £25,000; 3rd £12,500; 4th £7,500; 5th £6,250; 6th £4,000; 7th £3,500; 8th £3,000; 9th £2,500; 10th £2,000; 11th £1,500

Best relative rating achievement:
2500 – 2599 £1,250
2400 – 2499 £1,000
2300 – 2399 £750
2200 – 2299 £500
2000 – 2199 £500

Ladies’ Awards: 1st £7,000; 2nd £3,500; 3rd £1,750; 4th £1,250; 5th £1,000; 6th £750; 7th £500

There has been some controversy about one of sponsors, Isai Scheinberg, founder of PokerStars.

Tournament website