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GM Nigel Short convincing winner of PokerStars Isle of Man 2014

Villa Marina, Isle of ManThe PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament took place on 4-12th October 2014 at the Villa Marina, Isle of Man.

The Master Section was a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament with a time control 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves, with 30 seconds added per move from the start.

GM Nigel Short (England) won the event with the convincing 7,5/9 score. Short outplayed his last-round opponent GM David Howell to emerge a clear winner with a full point advance ahead of the nearest followers.

Second place was shared in four-way tie by GM Laurent Fressinet (France), GM David Howell (England), GM Gil Popilski (Israel) and GM Sergei Tiviakov (the Netherlands) on 6,5 points each. You can see the full standings on the list below.

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Final standings:

1 Short, Nigel D ENG g 2646 7½
2 Fressinet Laurent FRA g 2713 6½
3 Howell, David W L ENG g 2657 6½
4 Popilski, Gil ISR g 2493 6½
5 Tiviakov, Sergei NED g 2668 6½
6 Adams Michael ENG g 2758 6
7 Hawkins, Jonathan ENG m 2533 6
8 Jones, Gawain C B ENG g 2664 6
9 Merry, Alan B ENG f 2269 6
10 Sargissian, Gabriel ARM g 2690 6
11 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA g 2757 6
12 Fridman, Daniel GER g 2635 5½
13 Gormally, Daniel W ENG g 2488 5½
14 Greenfeld, Alon ISR g 2542 5½
15 Gupta, Abhijeet IND g 2640 5½
16 Harika, Dronavalli IND g 2528 5½
17 Hillarp Persson, Tiger SWE g 2555 5½
18 Marin, Mihail ROM g 2583 5½
19 Mindlin, Alon ISR 2259 5½
20 Smith, Bryan G USA g 2482 5½
21 Tarjan, James E USA g 2525 5½
22 Van Foreest, Jorden NED m 2455 5½
23 Arkell, Keith C ENG g 2450 5
24 Boruchovsky, Avital ISR g 2501 5
25 Granda Zuniga, Julio E PER g 2674 5
26 Hebden, Mark L ENG g 2540 5
27 Kobo, Ori ISR f 2380 5
28 L’Ami, Alina m 2386 5
29 Nakar, Eylon ISR m 2424 5
30 Paehtz, Elisabeth GER m 2477 5
31 Raznikov, Danny ISR m 2492 5
32 Steinberg, Nitzan ISR m 2435 5
33 Vaisser, Anatoly FRA g 2531 5
34 Veinberg, Nimrod ISR 2289 5
35 Afek, Yochanan ISR m 2287 4½
36 Ansell, Simon T ENG m 2370 4½
37 Duncan, Chris R ENG f 2319 4½
38 Ferguson, Mark ENG m 2414 4½
39 Givon, Asaf ISR m 2431 4½
40 Skripchenko, Almira FRA m 2429 4½
41 Williams, Simon K ENG g 2457 4½
42 Allen, Keith IRL 2197 4
43 Cox, John J ENG m 2368 4
44 Haimovich, Tal ISR m 2365 4
45 House, Glenn L ENG f 2209 4
46 Jedynak, Radoslaw POL g 2453 4
47 Klein, Felix GER f 2286 4
48 Kolbus, Dietmar GER m 2316 4
49 Mannion, Stephen R SCO m 2347 4
50 Peek, Marcel NED m 2359 4
51 Reshef, Omer ISR f 2397 4
52 Shvayger, Yuliya ISR wi 2306 4
53 Tate, Alan. SCO f 2320 4
54 Wallis, Christopher AUS f 2347 4
55 Walton, Alan J ENG c 2123 4
56 Bakalchuk, Johnatan ISR f 2317 3½
57 Bartell, Thomas USA m 2358 3½
58 Boelhouwer, Collin NED 2106 3½
59 Tolhuizen, Ludo NED 2117 3½
60 Efroimski, Marsel ISR wi 2316 3
61 Groffen, Hans NED 2161 3
62 Gutkind, Kedem NED 1993 3
63 Hansen, Victor NOR 2113 3
64 Klein, Gernot, Dr GER 2000 3
65 Smith, Graham ENG 2073 3
66 Van Den Bersselaar, Jeroe NED 2119 3
67 Welling, Gerard NED m 2350 3
68 Fabri, Henrik ENG 1948 2½
69 Hill, Alistair ENG 2102 2½
70 Dahl, Baard 2
71 Sipos, Silvester 2
72 Llewellyn, Alan M ENG 1555 1
73 Ormsby, Alan ENG 0 1
74 Sant Anna, Eddie Luiz G BRA 2119 1

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