Isle of Man Masters: Radoslaw Wojtaszek clinches title in nail-biting playoff; Adhiban Baskaran finishes joint second
With a win in the Armageddon, Wojtaszek took home the champion’s trophy (and an extra £500 for winning the blitz mini-match). The top prize, however, was shared between the two players. So both Wojtaszek and Naiditsch received £37,500.
Isle of Man Masters: Viswanathan Anand scores fine win over Daniel Fridman; Hikaru Nakamura topples Abhijeet Gupta
Viswanathan Anand, who was back to the board after taking a half point bye in the fifth round, scored a much needed victory against German GM Daniel Fridman
Abhijeet Gupta and Jeffery Xiong beat Vidit Gujrathi and Richard Rapport, respectively to take joint lead at the Isle of Man Masters.
Isle of Man Masters: Arkadij Naiditsch, Wang Hao lead after Round 4; Vidit Gujrathi, Abhijeet Gupta lead Indian charge
Tournament leaders were chopped to a third at the conclusion of the Chess.com Isle of Man Masters. Of the six overnight leaders, only Wang Hao and Arkadij Naiditsch won their games and remained on maximum score of 4.0/4
R Praggnanandhaa scored a major upset defeating elite GM Pavel Eljanov while Viswanathan Anand and Vidit Gujrathi were held to a draw by lower-ranked players.
Isle of Man Masters: Vidit Gujrathi wins with a scintillating queen sacrifice to reach 2/2; Viswanathan Anand suffers setback
Given the way the game between Viswanathan Anand and Robert Hess went, it would be more accurate to say that Anand saved half a point rather than saying he conceded it.
Raunak Sadhwani played ruthlessly to reach a winning position in the middle game. But he was playing one of his idols after all and nerves did play a role in the game.
R Praggnanandhaa might have missed becoming youngest Grandmaster ever, but bright future lies ahead him
What’s all the more important is that Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu is extremely passionate towards playing chess and has a fierce zeal to win.