The 2017 Isle of Man Chess Tournament will be held at the Villa Marina, Douglas from 23rd September to 1st October 2017, sponsored by Chess.com and the Scheinberg family.
The Masters event will be a 9-round Swiss open with a prize fund of £127,500, including a first prize of £50,000, a second prize of £25,000, with four-figure prizes down to tenth place. Six women’s prizes totalling £13,250 will also be on offer.
The tournament, including FIDE-rated Major and Minor events aimed at club players, will be held in the Villa Marina in Douglas, the island’s most prestigious venue. The organisers are confident of securing the participation of five top-10 players for this year’s event.