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Titled Tuesday: What You Need To Know

Titled Tuesday: What You Need To Know

Oct 6, 2015, 12:00 AM 58,399 Reads 48 Comments Other

Titled Tuesday is a prize tournament for all titled players on the first Tuesday of every month.

NEXT TITLED TUESDAY: April 4 at 1 p.m. Pacific.

Any verified titled player may participate for free, with 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 11-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 voted by fans

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?

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

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