Titled Tuesday: Watch the Best Chess Players Compete
Watch the best chess players compete in Titled Tuesday online tournaments.

Titled Tuesday: Watch the Best Chess Players Compete

Oct 6, 2015, 12:00 AM |
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Titled Tuesday is an online chess tournament for all titled players that takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. The goal of this tournament is to allow titled players to compete for cash prizes and also give chess fans the opportunity to watch and learn from the best players of the world.

Here's all the information you need to know about the new Titled Tuesday.

  1. Tournament Schedule and Format
  2. Prizes
  3. Top Players
  4. Real Names and Fair Play
  5. Video archive


1) Tournament Schedule and Format

Titled Tuesday is the first Tuesday of each month. The tournament format is an 10-round Swiss with a time control of three minutes plus two seconds increment. 

The tournament begins at 1 p.m. Pacific time and will be broadcast on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess with a prominent titled player hosting the broadcast. 

Eric Hansen Titled Tuesday Chess Tournament

Grandmaster Eric Hansen (ChessBrah) doing live commentary of one Titled Tuesday event.

2) Prizes

Titled Tuesday has experienced massive growth, and for good reason. There’s plenty of financial incentive to join, hence the very competitive field.

Titled Tuesday Prizes

Prizes of the Titled Tuesday Chess Tournaments

Each tournament features a $1,500 prize pool, distributed as follows:

  • $500 for first

  • $400 for second

  • $250 for third

  • $150 for fourth

  • $100 for fifth

  • $100 for best chess stream (given as 20 gifted subs)

That means $1,500 is up for grabs every Titled Tuesday. 

Please note, all players on the same tournament score will share the appropriate prizes. No tiebreaks will be used. 

3) Top Players

The world's best chess players, including Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and many more have all played Titled Tuesdays. Are you next?

4) Real Names and Fair Play

By competing in this event you are agreeing that your real (legal) name be shown while your games are in progress. Anonymous titled player accounts or accounts found to be using a fake name will either have their name changed by staff or will be removed from the tournament.

You are also agreeing to abide by all rules and site policies found at Chess.com/legal, and that you will cooperate fully with Chess.com's fair play detection team. Should your play be found too suspicious to warrant playing for cash prizes, you may be removed from the tournament while it is in progress.

If your account is further convicted of fair-play violations, your account will be closed and you will be subject to Chess.com's private proceedings. You can find here more information on Chess.com's Fair Play and Cheat Detection methods.

Thank you and good luck!

5) Video archive (2018)

In our Twitch channel, you will be able to replay all the broadcasts but so as you can find them in an easier way, we have added them below. Enjoy!

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

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