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Titled Tuesday – April 30, 2024


GM Christopher Yoo, after ending in second place late final week, earned his first ever Titled Tuesday victory on this week’s early event. GM Alexey Sarana took residence the late occasion, his first of 2024 and eighth whole. They each scored 10 factors to win outright, whereas each second-place finishers, GMs Dmitry Andreikin and Jeffery Xiong, scored 9.5 factors and likewise averted tiebreaks.


Early Event

Within the subject of 681, Yoo held a share of first place after every of the primary eight rounds, after which led outright after every of the ultimate three rounds. His breakaway started in spherical 9 with a win with Black over GM Sergey Drygalov.

After he was held to solely his second draw of the event in spherical 10 by Sarana, Yoo accomplished his robust efficiency by checkmating GM Jose Martinez, additionally as Black.

Andreikin, in the meantime, misplaced to GM Tuan Minh Le in spherical seven and wanted 4 straight victories on the finish of the event to work his method again into second place. The ultimate participant on his path there was Sarana who, in contrast to with Yoo, wasn’t capable of maintain Andreikin to a draw. It took Andreikin simply 32 strikes to win.

It turned out to be the one victory for any of the six gamers who entered the ultimate spherical on 8.5 factors, and so Andreikin took second place regardless of not with the ability to catch the chief. Andreikin has gained extra Titled Tuesdays than anybody not named GM Hikaru Nakamura, however nonetheless hasn’t discovered his first win since October 10, 2023, whereas Yoo celebrated his first ever.

April 30 Titled Tuesday | Early | Ultimate Standings (High 20)

























Quantity Rk Fed Title Username Title Score Rating Tiebreak 1
1 32 GM @ChristopherYoo Christopher Woojin Yoo 3041 10 65
2 12 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3076 9.5 70.5
3 44 GM @vugarrasulov Vugar Rasulov 2962 9 74
4 9

GM @Grischuk Alexander Grischuk 3098 9 69
5 83 GM @Vaathi_Coming Aravindh Chithambaram 2897 9 65.5
6 50 GM @KuzubovYuriy Yuriy Kuzubov 2960 9 64
7 46 GM @Durarbayli Vasif Durarbayli 2938 9 61
8 10 GM @Njal28 Aram Hakobyan 3098 9 59
9 6 GM @Jospem Jose Martinez 3109 8.5 75.5
10 30 GM @GMBenjaminBok Benjamin Bok 3019 8.5 73.5
11 16 GM @BogdanDeac Bogdan-Daniel Deac 3090 8.5 68.5
12 8 GM @mishanick Aleksei Sarana 3137 8.5 67.5
13 7 GM @jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 3121 8.5 67
14 2 GM @HansOnTwitch Hans Niemann 3150 8.5 64.5
15 75 GM @TenisMaster Yuniesky Quesada 2886 8.5 60.5
16 31 GM @abhidabhi Abhimanyu Puranik 2977 8.5 59
17 111 IM @Legendinunknown Harshavardhan GB 2816 8.5 58.5
18 72 GM @Gareth-Bale11 Mamikon Gharibyan 2896 8.5 54
19 24 GM @wonderfultime Tuan Minh Le 3041 8 79.5
20 3 GM @Firouzja2003 Alireza Firouzja 3137 8 76
40 120 GM @ChessQueen Alexandra Kosteniuk 2812 7.5 72.5

(Full last standings right here.)

Yoo gained $1,000 for first place and Andreikin $750 for second. In a six-way tie for third place, tiebreaks shook out with GM Vugar Rasulov incomes $350 in third place, GM Alexander Grischuk $200 in fourth, and GM Aravindh Chithambaram $100 in fifth. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk gained the $100 girls’s prize, scoring 7.5 factors.

Late Event

Whereas Sarana discovered himself in the course of different gamers’ triumphs within the early event, he took management of the late event and triumphed himself. He had about as a lot bother as Yoo did earlier, which is to say not a lot.

Nevertheless, after seven rounds, Xiong was the chief within the subject of 549, on an ideal 7/7. After he was lastly held to a draw by GM Bogdan-Daniel Deac in spherical eight, Xiong performed Sarana to a draw within the ninth spherical, maintaining them each within the lead, the place they have been joined by Deac and IM Renato Terry.

Sarana lastly achieved separation at this level, as Xiong may solely make his third straight draw towards Terry, whereas Sarana did what Xiong couldn’t and dispatched Deac in 47 strikes.

Another win and the event could be Sarana’s. An endgame towards GM Hrant Melkumyan took a while, and produced a a uncommon state of affairs the place one superior handed pawn was higher than three. Melkumyan apparently wanted to search out 69…Kf1 precisely so as to hold an equal place and, ultimately, Sarana gained a pleasant recreation.

Xiong, in the meantime, lastly broke his spell of three straight attracts towards GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, discovering successful methods once more simply in time to safe second place.

Deac additionally recovered to win in spherical 11, and took third place with the very best tiebreaks out of 5 gamers on 9 factors.

April 30 Titled Tuesday | Late | Ultimate Standings (High 20)

























Quantity Rk Fed Title Username Title Score Rating Tiebreak 1
1 7 GM @mishanick Alexey Sarana 3137 10 77
2 10 GM @jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 3121 9.5 71
3 13 GM @BogdanDeac Bogdan-Daniel Deac 3090 9 78
4 58 GM @penguingm1 Andrew Tang 2904 9 72
5 11 GM @Njal28 Aram Hakobyan 3098 9 68.5
6 17 GM @ChristopherYoo Christopher Woojin Yoo 3041 9 65.5
7 39 GM @Durarbayli Vasif Durarbayli 2938 9 65
8 19

GM @shimastream Aleksandr Shimanov 3039 8.5 75
9 21 IM @MITerryble Renato Terry 3037 8.5 73.5
10 29 GM @GM_dmitrij Dmitrij Kollars 2965 8.5 73
11 31 GM @DrVelja Velimir Ivic 2970 8.5 72.5
12 14 GM @Msb2 Matthias Bluebaum 3030 8.5 64.5
13 67 FM @Alex_Sahakyan2006 Alex Sahakyan 2853 8.5 62
14 9 GM @FabianoCaruana Fabiano Caruana 3082 8.5 62
15 65 FM @bubeliang Havard Haug 2848 8.5 61
16 37 GM @Hrant_ChessMood Hrant Melkumyan 2968 8.5 60.5
17 5 GM @LyonBeast Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 3114 8 75
18 12 GM @Polish_fighter3000 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 3095 8 72.5
19 38 GM @DominguezOnYoutube Leinier Dominguez Perez 2970 8 72.5
20 26 GM @jcibarra José Carlos Ibarra Jerez 3000 8 71.5
71 130 WGM @Sanyura Aleksandra Maltsevskaya 2669 7 56

(Full last standings right here.)

Sarana gained the $1,000 high prize whereas Xiong gained $750 in second and Deac $350 in third. GM Andrew Tang completed fourth for $200, GM Aram Hakobyan fifth for $100, and WGM Aleksandra Maltsevskaya gained the $100 girls’s prize, simply as she did in final week’s late event.

Titled Cup Standings

Sarana crept nearer to second place (behind GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda) and Xiong jumped into fifth with their robust performances this week, however Nakamura continues to carry an iron grip on the highest spot within the Titled Cup. The ladies’s race between GM Aleksandra Goryachkina and IM Karina Ambartsumova is the closest, at the moment with 3.5 factors of separation. GM Denis Lazavik, GM Gata Kamsky, and WCM Veronika Shubenkova have a lot safer leads within the juniors, seniors, and ladies sections.

Open









# Username Rating Participant
1 @Hikaru 192.0 GM Hikaru Nakamura
2 @Polish_fighter3000 181.0 GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda
3 @mishanick 180.0 GM Alexey Sarana
4 @Jospem 177.0 GM Jose Martinez
5 @jefferyx 174.0 GM Jeffery Xiong

Girls









# Username Rating Participant
1 @Goryachkina 133.5 GM Aleksandra Goryachkina
2 @karinachess1 130.0 IM Karina Ambartsumova
3 @Meri-Arabidze 123.5 IM Meri Arabidze
4 @ChessQueen 122.0 GM Alexandra Kosteniuk
5 @Sanyura 115.0 IM Aleksandra Maltsevskaya

Different Class Leaders

Juniors: GM Denis Lazavik (171.5 factors)

Seniors: GM Gata Kamsky (164.0 factors)

Ladies: WCM Veronika Shubenkova (91.5 factors)

The Titled Cup fantasy recreation Chess Prophet continues as nicely. Present standings might be discovered right here. (Login required.)

Titled Tuesday


Titled Tuesday is Chess.com’s weekly event for titled gamers, with two tournaments held every Tuesday. The primary event begins at 11:00 a.m. Japanese Time/17:00 Central European/20:30 Indian Customary Time, and the second at 5:00 p.m. Japanese Time/23:00 Central European/2:30 Indian Customary Time (subsequent day).

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