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Bullet Brawl June 8: Naroditsky Eclipses Area That includes Carlsen, Praggnanandhaa, Giri

GM Daniel Naroditsky has added one other Bullet Brawl trophy to his ever-growing cupboard after successful his second straight occasion forward of GMs Andrew Tang, Oleksandr Bortnyk, and 171 different titled gamers. Taking part in 76 video games in two hours, Naroditsky accrued a rating of 228 and defeated GM Magnus Carlsen en path to the $400 first prize, leaving a margin of 26 factors between himself and the second-place Tang.

FM Anastasia Avramidou gained the $100 finest ladies’s prize whereas Sundram Kumar returned after a hiatus to win the neighborhood occasion.

The following Bullet Brawl will begin on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at midday ET/18:00 CEST.


Rank Fed Title Title Username Score Rating

1 GM Daniel Naroditsky DanielNaroditsky 3253 228
2 GM Andrew Tang penguingm1 3129 202
3 GM Oleksandr Bortnyk Oleksandr_Bortnyk 3242 198
4 IM Yoseph Theolifus Taher yosephtaher 3068 191
5 IM Renato Terry MITerryble 3115 191
6 GM Aram Hakobyan Njal28 3044 181
7 GM Vladimir Fedoseev Bigfish1995 3011 177
8 GM Anish Giri AnishOnYoutube 3045 170
9 GM Pranav V vi_pranav 3095 160
10 GM Ediz Gurel gurelediz 3137 138
11 GM Salem AR Saleh Salem-AR 3007 130
12 IM Gianmarco Leiva GianmarcoVaR 2809 125
13 IM Harshavardhan GB Legendinunknown 2909 125
14 CM Nika Volkov NikaVolkov 2905 121
15 IM Andy Woodward Philippians46 3005 120
16 NM Qingyu Yuan Abund 2888 115
17 GM Emin Ohanyan OhanyanEminChess 3028 114
18 IM Kacper Drozdowski Kacparov 2883 114
19 GM Leon Luke Mendonca LionTheLeon_06 2825 114
20 GM Mitrabha Guha mitrabhaa 2968 112
(Full closing standings right here)

Saturday’s Bullet Brawl noticed extra titled gamers be a part of than in any earlier version with no scarcity of 2600+ FIDE rated gamers. GMs Carlsen, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Anish Giri, Vladimir Fedoseev, and David Paravyan have been a number of names that promised to shake up the standings; nevertheless, none was in a position to hold tempo with Naroditsky.

When Carlsen paired with Naroditsky early within the occasion, the five-time world champion tried to shock him with the offbeat Alekhine’s Protection, maybe not realizing that Naroditsky has performed many video games towards Bullet Brawl common, Charlotte Chess Middle colleague, and Alekhine’s Protection exponent Bortnyk.

Naroditsky and Bortnyk each stay and work in Charlotte. Photograph: Charlotte Chess Middle/Twitter.

Unruffled by the opening, Naroditsky traded down till the pair reached an equal rook and three-pawn endgame earlier than the U.S. GM used his premove prowess to trick Carlsen and win the sport.

Whereas wins over super-GMs spurred Naroditsky on, the catalyst for his victory was his skill to persistently punish opponents whose items have been awkwardly positioned, permitting him to construct a number of 10-game successful streaks.

As per normal, one of many best threats to Naroditsky was Tang, and his compatriot was one of many eight gamers in a position to defeat him after the previous squandered an equal place in a time scramble. 

The sport would have little impact on the standings as Naroditsky had opened up a 20-point margin heading into the ultimate 10 minutes of the occasion. The win introduced Naroditsky’s 18th Bullet Brawl title and eight for the yr.

Utter domination by Nakamura and Naroditsky. Naroditsky’s most up-to-date win will likely be added to the leaderboard shortly.

Juniors additionally closely featured in Saturday’s Bullet Brawl, and GM Ediz Gurel, IM Andy Woodward, and FM Faustino Oro all completed within the high 25. Primarily based on their 2950+ bullet-rating excessive scores on, it appears to be only a matter of time till one in all these prodigies posts a successful rating.

15-year-old Gurel is among the world’s youngest GMs. Photograph: Maria Emelianova/

Methods to assessment video games?
The video games from this week’s Bullet Brawl might be discovered right here.

Bullet Brawl is an thrilling new titled area that options’s high bullet specialists and takes place weekly on Saturdays. The format is a two-hour area with a 1+0 time management; the prize fund is $1,000.

Very like Titled Tuesday and Area Kings, Bullet Brawl typically options high GMs, together with Hikaru Nakamura, Daniel Naroditsky, Andrew Tang, Tuan Minh Le, and lots of extra!

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