Live and best games from the Isle of Man International 2018
This page is your ultimate guide to the Isle of Man International 2018. You have the live games to follow here. Every day the round begins at 7 p.m. IST. Apart from the live games we also have the overview of Indian performance at the end of the article which gives you a bird's eye view of how the Indians are performing. Lastly we also have the game of the day section where we select one best game of the round and it is analyzed by IM Sagar Shah. Enjoy this amazing event where we have so many Indian players right from Vishy Anand to Vidit Gujrathi to Adhiban to Nihal Sarin and Praggnananadhaa! A total of 35 Indians have made their way to the Isle of Man International 2018!
Live Games begin at 7 p.m. IST
Best game of round 1:
Best game of round 2:
There was another game which is worth looking at from round 2 - Harsha Bharathakoti's win over GM Sethuraman. Daniel King has analyzed it in his Power Play Youtube Channel:
Best game of round 3:
Best game of Round 4:
Round 4 of the Isle of Man International 2018 saw an interesting match up. It was between Vishy Anand with the white pieces against GM Shyam Sundar. The reason why this game was especially interesting was because Shyam was the second of the Indian team at the Batumi Olympiad 2018. He would surely have a good idea about Vishy's style of play and preparation. What would be Anand's strategy? What opening would he choose and what was the result of the game? Check out this video in which IM Sagar Shah analyzes the game.
Best game of Round 6:
He was born on 29th May 2006 and has two months to break Karjakin's record of becoming World's youngest GM. Gukesh currently has a rating of 2456 and one GM norm. While breaking Karjakin's record seems difficult, one thing is for sure - this young boy from Chennai is a huge talent! In the sixth round of the Isle of Man International 2018 he beat the very strong former Women's World Champion Aleksandra Kosteniuk in a complicated tactical battle. Check out the game analyzed by IM Sagar Shah.
Best game of Round 7:
Round 7 of the Isle of Man International 2018 saw Praggnanandhaa take on the former National Challengers champion of India Ravi Teja. It was an interesting match up where the brilliance of Pragg was going to meet the experience of Ravi. In the game Pragg played like Mikhail Tal sacrificing one piece after another and crowning his attack with some beautiful moves. From move 11 to 21 were a series of amazingly played moves and IM Sagar Shah in this video sets you a contest of how many points out of 10 can you score! Can you attack like Pragg?
Overview of Indian performance:
|16||GM||Vidit Santosh Gujrathi||2711||IND||1||1||½||1||0||0||1||4,5||21||Masters|
|37||GM||Ganguly Surya Shekhar||2622||IND||½||½||0||1||1||½||1||4,5||31||Masters|
|65||GM||Shyam Sundar M.||2505||IND||1||½||½||0||1||0||½||3,5||75||Masters|
|66||GM||Vishnu Prasanna. V||2504||IND||1||1||0||½||0||0||1||3,5||76||Masters|
|68||GM||Swapnil S. Dhopade||2493||IND||0||½||1||1||1||0||0||3,5||78||Masters|
|87||IM||Krishna C R G||2445||IND||½||0||1||1||½||1||0||4,0||66||Masters|
|105||IM||Rahul Srivatshav P||2395||IND||½||½||0||1||0||½||1||3,5||99||Masters|
|106||IM||Hemant Sharma (Del)||2393||IND||½||0||½||½||0||1||1||3,5||100||Masters|
|115||IM||Ravi Teja S.||2357||IND||½||½||1||0||½||1||0||3,5||105||Masters|
|145||Moksh Amit Doshi||2224||IND||0||0||½||0||1||0||1||2,5||139||Masters|