Arkadij Naiditsch vs. Radoslaw Wojtaszek. Photo: John Saunders
Radoslaw Wojtaszek was the player to emerge victorious at the Isle of Man Masters. Wojtaszek tied for 1st with Arkadij Naiditsch with 7 points out of 9 in the main event. Then, Wojtaszek defeated Naiditsch in the blitz playoff. The players each won with white for the first two playoff games, so it all came down to the final Armadeddon game.
Wojtaszek launched a legion of center pawns to create an unstoppable king attack.
Vladimir Kramnik vs. Jeffery Xiong. Photo: John Saunders
Jeffery Xiong finished his excellent performance tying for 3rd place with an undefeated score, including a draw with black against the 14th World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik.
Hikaru Nakamura defeated Pavel Eljanov in the final round to join the tie for 3rd. He liquidated into an advantageous ending and gradually ground the position into a win.