Welcome to the PokerStars Isle of Man
International Chess Tournament
- Published: 17 August 2014
With less than 7 weeks to go until the start of the 2014 PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament, we currently have 91 players entered from 22 countries: 61 in the Masters, 14 in the Major and 16 in the Minor.
Many of you will be aware that we are sharing the Villa Marina with PokerStars’ UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT), Isle of Man Tournament which is running from 1 to 6 October, basically overlapping with the first weekend of the chess. For those of you that are interested in both disciplines, UKIPT have added a combined chess and poker event to their official Tournament Schedule, to be played over the evening of Friday 3 October, starting at 6pm:
- Published: 16 July 2014
Entries are progressing very nicely. With just under 3 months to go until the 2014 PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament, we’re on course to easily exceed our expectations for this first year, with 77 players currently entered from 20 different countries.
The number of entries for the Masters (a 9 round FIDE-rated Swiss open) has recently been boosted with the entry of 10 young players from the Israeli Chess Federation, bringing the current total to 54 players. Included in this 54 are 7 of the world’s top 100 players and 3 of the world’s top 50 lady players. So far we have entries from 25 GMs, 9 IMs (2 of whom are also WGMs), 1 other WGM, 2 WIMs, 6 FMs and a CM.
The Villa Marina
The Villa Marina is the Isle of Man’s premier venue for business presentations, meetings and conferences.
With great views of Douglas Promenade, the Colonnade Suite and Promenade Suite are impressive venues to host exhibitions, events, meetings and conferences. Hosting up to 200 delegates, both suites have internet access, flexible layout options and are serviced by their own dedicated bar.