PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2015

PokerStars IOM International Chess Tournament 2015

When is it? October 3-11

Where is it? Douglas, Isle of Man

What is it? The main Masters event is a strong 9-round open.

Prize Fund

  • £32,000 with a first prize of £10,000
  • Women's prizes totalling £7,000.

Masters Tournament Prize Money

  • 1st : £10,000
  • 2nd : £5,000
  • 3rd : £3,000
  • 4th : £2,000
  • 5th : £1,500
  • 6th : £1,000

Ladies' Awards

  • 1st : £3,000
  • 2nd : £2,000
  • 3rd : £1,250
  • 4th : £750

Best relative rating achievement:

  • 2500 – 2599 : £500
  • 2400 – 2499 : £500
  • 2300 – 2399 : £500
  • 2200 – 2299 : £500
  • 2000 – 2199 : £500

Major Tournament Prize Money

Best relative grading achievement:

  • 2000 - 2100 : £100
  • 1900 - 1999 : £100
  • 1800 - 1899 : £100
  • 1700 - 1799 : £100
  • 1699 and below : £100

Best score by an IOM-based player : £100

Minor Tournament Prize Money

Best relative rating achievement:

  • 1550 - 1649 : £100
  • 1450 - 1549 : £100
  • 1350 - 1449 : £100
  • 1349 and below : £100

Best score by an IOM-based player: £100

2015 Schedule

Masters Tournament Schedule

Starts from Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th October 2015.

Total 9 rounds, starts from 1.30 pm daily (except round 9, starts from 12.30 pm), approx. 7 hour sessions

Major Tournament Schedule

Starts from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th October 2015.

Total 7 rounds, starts from 1.30pm daily (except round 7, starts from 12.30 pm), approx. 6 hour sessions

Minor Tournament Schedule

Starts from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th October 2015.

Total 7 rounds, starts from 1.30pm daily (except round 9, starts from 12.30 pm), approx. 6 hour sessions

Qualified Players

Master Tournament Players

Title Player Name Country Rating
GM Adams, Michael England 2742
GM Harikrishna, Pentala India 2737
GM Howell, David England 2705
GM Fressinet, Laurent France 2702
GM Naiditsch, Arkadij Azerbaijan 2684
GM Sargissian, Gabriel Armenia 2679
GM Short, Nigel England 2678
GM Granda Zuniga, Julio  Peru 2667
GM Movsesian, Sergei Armenia 2658
GM Fridman, Daniel Germany 2642
GM Kuzubov, Yuriy Ukraine 2636
GM Grandelius, Nils Sweden 2628
GM Gupta, Abhijeet India 2624
GM Melkumyan, Hrant Armenia 2622
GM Tiviakov, Sergey Netherlands 2621
GM Jones, Gawain England 2619
GM L'Ami, Erwin Netherlands 2614
GM Sengupta, Deep India 2580
GM Timman, Jan Netherlands 2569
GM Donchenko, Alexander Germany 2568
GM Brunello, Sabino Italy 2550
GM Hillarp-Persson, Tiger Sweden 2546
GM Boruchovsky, Avital Israel 2541
IM Van Foreest, Jorden Netherlands 2541
IM Rambaldi, Francesco Italy 2540
GM Greenfeld, Alon Israel 2535
IM Illingworth, Max Australia 2517
GM Vaisser, Anatoly France 2515
GM / WGM Dronavalli, Harika India 2508
GM Arkell, Keith England 2505
GM Vishnu Prasanna, Vasanthan India 2503
GM Gormally, Daniel England 2500
GM Kidambi, Sundararajan India 2497
GM Hebden, Mark England 2491
GM Tarjan, James USA 2479
IM Lampert, Jonas Germany 2469
GM Neelotpal, Das India 2465
IM Nakar, Eylon Israel 2463
FM Basso, Pier Luigi Italy 2455
IM Greet, Andrew Scotland 2455
IM / WGM Paehtz, Elisabeth Germany 2452
IM Pert, Richard England 2450
IM Swayams, Mishra India 2444
IM Hamitevici, Vladimir Moldova 2439
GM Abbasifar, Hassan Iran 2431
GM Jedynak, Radoslaw Poland 2431
GM Williams, Simon England 2429
IM Roberson, Peter England 2423
IM Zumsande, Martin Germany 2422
IM Tan, Justin Australia 2419
IM Satyapragyan, Swayangsu India 2416
FM Koop, Thorben Germany 2407
IM Kobo, Ori Israel 2405
IM Eggleston, David England 2394
IM / WGM Daulyte, Diemante Lithuania 2392
IM / WGM L'Ami, Alina Romania 2379
IM / WGM Houska, Jovanka England 2374
FM Jackson, James England 2369
FM Merry, Alan England 2369
WGM Gara, Ticia Hungary 2367
FM Timmermans, Mark Netherlands 2365
GM / WGM Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan Scotland 2363
WIM Shvayger, Yuliya Israel 2362
IM Ansell, Simon England 2360
FM Berry, Neil Scotland 2355
IM / WGM Ciuksyte, Dagne England 2354
IM Vuilleumier, Alexandre Switzerland 2353
IM Mannion, Stephen Scotland 2344
FM Tate, Alan Scotland 2341
IM / WGM Zozulia, Anna Belgium 2335
FM Duncan, Chris England 2334
FM Zwahr, Paul Germany 2325
FM Lyell, Mark England 2313
Mertens, Heiko Germany 2309
FM Gaehwiler, Gabriel Switzerland 2307
FM Zisman, Philip Israel 2305
IM Kolbus, Dietmar Germany 2300
FM Klein, Felix Germany 2293
WGM Ambartsumova, Karina Russia 2284
WIM Efroimski, Marsel Israel 2255
IM Afek, Yochanan Israel 2252
Grant, Jonathan Scotland 2225
FM Becarra Morales, Juan David Colombia 2217
FM House, Glenn England 2216
Allen, Keith Isle of Man 2210
Gikas, Andreas Basilius Germany 2208
CM Walton, Alan England 2205
Byron, Alan England 2200
Player, Edmund England 2200
Leutwyler, Martin Switzerland 2173
Burrows, Martin England 2146
Zahn, Alina Germany 2112
Gill, Neville Isle of Man 2102
Ottosen, David Canada 2096
Hewson, Brian W R England 2080
Cafolla, Peter Ireland 2067
Logallo, Claudio Italy 2067
Harari, Zaki England 2053
Fox, Anthony Ireland 2030
Whitehead, David England 2013
Sipos, Silvester Slovakia 2003
Weinstein, Shaul Israel 1991
Dahl, Baard Isle of Man 1921
Klein, Dr Gernot Germany 1890
Johnson, Paul England 1882
Winter, Kevin England 1811

Major Tournament Players

Player Name Country Rating
Gostelow, David England. 2042
Cooper, John England. 1987
Fabri, Henrik Isle of Man. 1984
Isherwood, Paul England. 1982
Wynarczyk, Raymond England. 1953
Gumireddy, Sanjay Isle of Man. 1930 e (ECF 164)
Kirkwood, Robin Wales. 1911
Buckley, Colm Ireland. 1887
Haisma, Hindrik Netherlands. 1854
Timmermans, Adri Netherlands 1827
Clegg, Robert England. 1808
Price, Andrew England. 1796
Dobson, Howard Isle of Man. 1788 e (ECF 145)
Cross, Glenn Isle of Man. 1780 e (ECF 144)
Flanagan, Samuel Northen Ireland. 1760

Minor Tournament Players

Name  Country  FIDE Rating
Madden, Jason. England 1743 e (ECF 139)
Oboudi, Amir Hossein. Iran 1721
Hodgson, Vincent. Isle of Man 1705 e (ECF 134 e)
White, Gary England 1695
Kent, Paul England 1675 e (ECF 130)
Miah, Zahed.  Isle of Man 1668 e (ECF 129) 
Harris, Martin. England 1600 e (ECF 120)
De Santos, Andrew. England 1548 e (ECF 113)
Mesens, Patrick. Belgium 1523 (FRP)
Jackson, Paul. England 1519
Quayle, Graham. Isle of Man 1503 e (ECF 107)
Willoughby, Peter England 1503 e (ECF 107)
Jackson, Antony. Isle of Man 1390 e (ECF 92)
Abbasifar, Baran (Lady Junior) Iran 1150 (FRP)