Nakamura sweeps another titled Tuesday

On the first Tuesday of the revamped Titled Tuesday with two tournaments a day, a familiar face won both events: GM Hikaru Nakamura, who twice scored 9.5/11. General manager Jose Martinez also won in both tournaments, finishing fourth in the 8 a.m. Pacific tournament and second in the 2 p.m. Pacific tournament. Second place at the start of the peloton belonged to GM Eric Hansen.


Start of the tournament

Tuesday’s first tournament brought together 477 players, including several Indians taking advantage of the 9:00 p.m. start time, two hours earlier than before.

Live broadcast of the first tournament, hosted by GM Benjamin Bok.

The most surprising match at the start of the tournament was the victory of MI Le Tuan Minh in the fourth round. The final position looks like a self-mate puzzle.

This became important when Le and Nakamura were tied at eight points at the start of Round 10. They played and Nakamura’s one-on-one win in that round was ultimately the tournament winner.

Hansen won in the final round to overtake a draw Nakamura, but the tiebreaker score was not close between the two.

February 1 Titled Tuesday | Early | Final ranking (Top 20)

























Number R k fed Title username Last name Evaluation Goal SB
1 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3218 9.5 70
2 14 GM @erichansen Eric Hansen 2992 9.5 62.25
3 6 GM @jefferyx Jeffrey Xiong 3016 9 65
4 12 GM @Jospem Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 3049 9 55.5
5 8 GM @FabianoCaruana Fabien Caruana 3009 9 55
6 41 GM @tiger Boris Savchenko 2907 9 54.5
seven 25 GM @Arseniy_Nesterov Arseny Nesterov 2908 8.5 52.25
8 9 I AM @wonderful time Tuan Minh Le 3015 8.5 51.75
9 36 GM @rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 2870 8.5 48.75
9 13 NM @Sviridov_Valery Валерий Свиридов 2998 8.5 48.75
11 5 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreykin 3038 8 54.75
12 4 GM @BogdanDeac Bogdan Daniel Deac 3004 8 53
13 34 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 2910 8 49
13 39 I AM @vi_pranav Pranav V 2913 8 49
15 50 GM @shimastream Alex Shimanov 2892 8 48
16 56 GM @Indianlad SL Narayanan 2852 8 47.25
17 9 I AM @Manticore17 Arystanbek Urazaev 2791 8 46.25
18 75 GM @nrvisakh Visakh RN 2781 8 45.5
19 195 I AM @bardiya_Daneshvar Bardiya Daneshvar 2781 8 44.5
20 35 GM @g3god Sasikiran Krishnan 2873 8 42.75
51 100 GM @ChessQueen Alexandra Kosteniuk 2712 seven 34.5

(Full final standings here.)

Nakamura won the new $1,000 first prize and Hansen took home $750 with a second place finish. GM Jeffery Xiong took home $300 for third place, Martinez $150 for fourth, and GM Fabiano Caruana $100 for fifth. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk won the $100 prize as the highest scoring player.

Late tournament

The second tournament of the day had 328 players, but the result at the very top of the leaderboard was the same.

Late tournament live stream, hosted by GM Aman Hambleton.

The final round was decisive, as is often the case. Martinez, in fact, led the tournament with 9/10 up front, after drawing with Nakamura in the ninth round. Nakamura and GM Aram Hakobyan were close behind with 8.5 points. Martinez played Hakobyan and they drew.

But Nakamura beat another community favorite, GM Daniel Naroditsky, in the final lap to join Martinez on 9.5/11. Once again, Nakamura’s wide advantage in the tiebreaker score earned him the tournament victory.

And so, it didn’t take long to get the first sweep of a titled Tuesday double. How about someone commenting once and winning once on the same day? Bok had his chance today, finishing 23rd in the second tournament, after commentating on the first.

February 1 Titled Tuesday | Late | Final ranking (Top 20)


























Number R k fed Title username Last name Evaluation Goal SB
1 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3218 9.5 68.75
2 11 GM @Jospem Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 3049 9.5 56.75
3 6 GM @Njal28 Aram Hakobian 3054 9 53.75
4 12 GM @HansOnTwitch Hans Niemann 3012 9 51.75
5 ten GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreykin 3038 9 51.5
6 53 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamski 2823 8.5 54
seven 13 NM @Sviridov_Valery Валерий Свиридов 2998 8.5 52.25
8 21 GM @exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 2952 8.5 50.5
9 36 GM @XDPS Pablo Salinas Herrera 2903 8.5 47.25
ten 8 GM @BogdanDeac Bogdan Daniel Deac 3004 8 56
11 2 GM @DanielNaroditsky Daniel Naroditsky 3115 8 50
12 25 FM @Twitch_ElhamBlitz05 Elham Abdrlauf 2952 8 49.75
13 20 GM @jopie2 Jordan VanForest 2973 8 48.5
14 22 I AM @ChristopherYoo Christopher Woojin Yoo 2933 8 48
15 48 GM @GMHess Robert L. Hess 2845 8 43.5
16 189 FM @ApacheSVD Gunther Wachinger 2521 8 40.5
17 49 GM @VladDobrov Vladimir Dobrov 2830 8 37
18 28 I AM @vi_pranav Pranav V 2913 8 36
19 32 GM @rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 2870 7.5 45
20 37 GM @AlexandreL Alexander Lenderman 2870 7.5 43.25
20 29 GM @TimofeevAr Artem Timofeev 2897 7.5 43.25
25 76 I AM @Marta_gm Marta Garcia 2779 7.5 39

(Full final standings here.)

Nakamura took home an additional $1,000 for his late win while Martinez earned an additional $750 for his runner-up finish. Hakobyan took $300 for third, GM Hans Niemann $150 for fourth and GM Dmitry Andreikin $100 for fifth. IM Marta Garcia won the $100 prizes as the best female in the field.

Titled Tuesday is a pair of weekly tournaments hosted by Chess.com for titled players. These are Swiss system events starting at 8:00 a.m. PT/5:00 p.m. Central Europe and 2:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. Central Europe.


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