Chess.com Isle of Man International

Melkumyan, Hrant vs. Kashlinskaya, Alina

The 2018 Isle of Man International is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-28 October in the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre in Douglas, Isle of Man. The top prize is £50,000, with £7,000 for the highest finishing woman. In case of a tie for first place the winner will be determined between the top 2 in a playoff (2x Blitz, then Armageddon). The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes until the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 30. Official website: www.iominternationalchess.com