Titled Tuesday: What You Need To Know
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Titled Tuesday is a prize tournament for all titled players on the first Tuesday of every month.
NEXT TITLED TUESDAY: February 7 at 2 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.
Titled Tuesday is the first Tuesday of each month.
The early tournament begins at 2 p.m. Pacific time. The tournament format is a nine-round Swiss with a time control of three minutes plus two seconds increment.
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.
The event has attracted many GMs including Tal "the Magician" Baron, GM Georg Meier, GM Baadur Jobava and GM Daniel Naroditsky. In fact, the early part of 2015 grew fierce enough to grab the attention of a blitz chess legend, GM Hikaru Nakamura.
Much to our delight and your entertainment, the original competitors have risen to the occasion and given Hikaru a run for the money. At first it seemed Hikaru might run away with the events, as he started his Titled Tuesday career with a run of first place finishes in #9, #10 and #11. It was smooth sailing until his fourth straight title try was interrupted by GM Baron.
Hikaru’s emergence has brought more strong players, which he’s mostly beaten. Yet he’s been tested many times. In a great surprise, two other members share the honors for most Titled Tuesday’s first place finishes!
In our premier event, GM Baadur Jobava won outright and has added three additional first place finishes since. Our second Titled Tuesday was won by GM Georg Meier. He then started a long trend of top-three finishes, along with claiming first in #7, #8 and sharing victory for #10.
There’s plenty of competition right behind the big three. In fact, GM Daniel Naroditsky won the event for the second time in September.
Here’s a look at the 2015 season:
Here are the past Titled Tuesday reports:
- Naroditsky Wins 13th Titled Tuesday
- Tal Baron Is Titled Tuesday Magician
- Titled Tuesday 11 Game Of The Tournament Nominees
- Nakamura Wins 3rd Straight Titled Tuesday
- Titled Tuesday 10 Game Of The Tournament Nominees
- 3 Tie For 1st After Standings Adjusted In Titled Tuesday 10
- Nakamura, 'Kacparov' Tie In Titled Tuesday 9
- Second Straight 3-Way Tie At Titled Tuesday
Ready to join the ranks? More information can be found in our original press release for joining Chess.com as a titled member.