Starting Tomorrow: Isle of Man, Svidler-Shankland
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 11:22AM
Dennis Monokroussos in 2018 Isle of Man, Peter Svidler, Sam Shankland, Svidler-Shankland match

I hope you're all enjoying your day off after the European Club Cup, because tomorrow not (just) one but two high-level events get underway: the Isle of Man Open and a six-game match between Peter Svidler and Sam Shankland. (The latter is part of a chess festival in Hoogeveen, in the Netherlands.)

The IoM is an open event, as stated, but at the top the field is strong enough to create a Candidates field: Anish Giri, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Sergey Karjakin, Wesley So, Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, and Viswanathan Anand are the top eight.

Good times, fellow chess fans!

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