Titled Tuesday: Two Tournaments Each First Tuesday Of The Month

Titled Tuesday: Two Tournaments Each First Tuesday Of The Month‎

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Next Titled Tuesdays:

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/ 22:00 CET


NEW TIME CONTROL: 3 minutes plus 1 second increment, starting in March 2020.

FAIR PLAY BREAK: The tournament will be paused for 5 minutes after round 7 to allow players a small break and additional time for our Fair Play team evaluate performances before the "money rounds".

Starting from January 2020 there are two tournaments every Titled Tuesday to accommodate players around the world. To read about the tournament schedule and expanded prize fund, click here.

February 2020 results

GMs Sergey Grigoriants (@sergiochess83) and Dmitry Andreikin (@2Vladimirovich90) tied for first place in February's early Titled Tuesday tournament. Both won $375. Five players tied for third place, among them Russian GM Daniil Dubov (@Duhless). All won $50 each.

GM Nodirbek Yakubboev won the $500 first prize in February 4th's late edition. S.L. Narayanan (@Indianlad), Anton Demchenko (@Anton_Demchenko), Alireza Firouzja (@Firouzja2003), Elmar Atakishiyev (@Atakishiyev04), and Rasmus Svane (@rasmussvane) tied for second place and all won $100.

For the early event, GM Daniel Naroditsky won the Chess.com streamers' prize of $100. GM Eric Hansen won the streamers' prize for the late event. Both prizes were given as 20 gifted subs to their channels. 

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. In 2020, Titled Tuesday will be expanded to two tournaments every month to accommodate players around the world. These events will take place on the same day, starting at 9 am PST and 1 pm PST.

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

1) Tournament Schedule and Format

Titled Tuesday is the first Tuesday of each month. The tournament format is an 9-round Swiss with a time control of three minutes plus one second increment. 

The tournament start times for 2020 will be at 9 am and 1 pm Pacific time and will be broadcast on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess with a prominent titled player hosting the broadcast. Players can play in both tournaments.

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. The 2020 season's monthly prize fund has increased to $2,200.

Each tournament features a $1,100 prize pool, for a total of $2,200 every month. The prizes will be distributed as follows:

  • $500 for first

  • $250 for second

  • $150 for third

  • $50 for fourth

  • $50 for fifth

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

With two tournaments happening every month, $2,200 is up for grabs every Titled Tuesday. Players can play and win in both events every 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!

Next Titled Tuesday: March 3, 2019 at 9am PST and 1pm PST

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