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Sarana Wins Super Swiss, Qualifies For Speed Chess Championship

Sarana Wins Super Swiss, Qualifies For Speed Chess Championship

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GM Alexey Sarana won the Super Swiss on Sunday. The 21-year-old grandmaster from Moscow earned $4,000 and qualified for the Main Event of the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship.

Sarana won a 16-player knockout tournament on Sunday after beating GM Hans Niemann (@HansonTwitch) 7.5-4.5 in the final. The winner had eliminated GM Nodirbek Yakkuboev (@hanzo_hasashi1) in the semifinals, GM Oleksandr Bortnyk (@Oleksandr_Bortnyk) in the quarterfinals, and IM Bibisara Assaubayeva (@SaraBlackPanther) in the round of 16. All matches had a combination of 5|1, 3|1, and 1|1 games.

2021 Super Swiss results

All games by Sarana (@mishanick)

Assaubayeva had made it into the knockout after finishing in 17th place in the Swiss tournament on Saturday which was played to deliver the 16 participants for Sunday's bracket. That tournament consisted of 15 rounds of 3|0 games and was won by GM Hikaru Nakamura, who did not play on Sunday because he is already a participant in the Main Event.

Saturday Swiss | Final Standings (Top 20)

# Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3216 12.5 110
2 4 GM @mishanick Aleksey Sarana 3044 11 98.75
3 9 GM @HansOnTwitch Hans Niemann 3032 11 93
4 61 GM @ShimanovAlex Aleksandr Shimanov 2923 11 85.25
5 13 GM @Genghis_K Federico Perez Ponsa 2948 10.5 92
6 8 GM @hanzo_hasashi1 Nodirbek Yakubboev 2972 10.5 91
7 12 NM @Sviridov_Valery Валерий Свиридов 2921 10.5 83.5
8 5 GM @Jospem Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 2983 10 88
8 7 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 2988 10 88
10 41 IM @NubairYT M Nubairshah Shaikh 2751 10 76.5
11 24 GM @GGuseinov Gadir Guseinov 2896 10 74.25
12 18 FM @yavrukurt40 Dincer Tasdogen 2926 10 72.5
13 44 FM @Susal_De_Silva De Silva L.M.S.T 2762 10 65.25
14 6 GM @Alexander_Zubov Alexander Zubov 2976 9.5 84.75
15 14 GM @Sanan_Sjugirov Sanan Sjugirov 2939 9.5 79.5
16 10 IM @MITerryble Renato Terry 2944 9.5 76.75
17 39 IM @SaraBlackPanther Bibisara Assaubayeva 2781 9.5 75.25
18 22 GM @Shield12 Shamsiddin Vokhidov 2880 9.5 72.5
19 11 GM @exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 2926 9.5 71.5
20 40 GM @ftorodent Andrey Rychagov 2777 9.5 69

All games by Nakamura (@Hikaru)

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