Titled Tuesday: What You Need To Know

Titled Tuesday: What You Need To Know

Oct 6, 2015, 12:00 AM |
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Titled Tuesday is a prize tournament for all titled players on the first Tuesday of every month.

NEXT TITLED TUESDAY: Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. Pacific.

UPDATE: Please see requirements regarding usage of Real Names and how Chess.com handles Fair Play.

All verified titled players may participate for free by using their real names for the chance to win some serious prizes and chess bragging rights.

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

Tournament Schedule and Format  

Titled Tuesday is the first Tuesday of each month. 

The tournament begins at 1 p.m. Pacific time. The tournament format is an 10-round Swiss with a time control of three minutes plus two seconds increment. 

Titled Tuesday tournaments air live on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess with a prominent titled player hosting the broadcast. 





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

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

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. 

Top Players



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

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.

For more information on Chess.com's Fair Play and Cheat Detection methods, please read here.

Thank you and good luck!

More information can be found in our original press release for joining Chess.com as a titled member.

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