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Isle of Man International

The 2016 Isle of Man International runs from 1-9 October in the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre in Douglas, Isle of Man. The 9-round Masters has managed to attract the US trio of Caruana, Nakamura and So, as well as other top players who include Women's World Champion Hou Yifan. The top prize is £12,000, with £3,500 for the highest finishing woman. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 30. The event is sponsored by Chess.com and the Scheinberg family. Official website: www.iominternationalchess.com