The other day I mentioned a couple of other ongoing events in addition to the Tal Memorial, but didn't take note of an event that was then forthcoming. The Isle of Man International started on Saturday (yesterday for many of you, today for a few), and it's an extremely strong Swiss system event. The U.S.'s big three are all playing, and plenty of other strong grandmasters are participating as well. I had noticed that the event was underway earlier in the day, but I like Brian Gaines' informative email so much that the rest of the post is his:
There was a minor upset in round 1 of the Isle of Man International when Peter Leko could only draw with Harsha Bharathakoti (2363). OK the kid is 16 so maybe that's allowed. Maybe he is a rising star. The major upset was Wang, Hao losing to Elizabeth Paehtz's dad (2356) by blundering into a mating net. Thomas Paehtz is a GM but at 60 he is definitely not the rising star!
Adams, Nakamura, Caruana, So and a host of other chess masters, chess minnows, assorted patzers and wood pushers are involved. Expect some interesting chess.