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Firouzja Returns To Titled Tuesday With Spectacular Win

Firouzja Returns To Titled Tuesday With Spectacular Win

NathanielGreen
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GMs Dmitry Andreikin and Alireza Firouzja were the victors in Titled Tuesday on November 8, both with scores of 9.5/11, Andreikin on tiebreaks and Firouzja outright. It was Andreikin's 10th Titled Tuesday victory of the year and Firouzja's second, in just eight tries since his return to the event on October 18.


Early Tournament

Andreikin built a half-point lead over the field by reaching 9/10 with a win over GM Oleksandr Bortnyk in the 10th round, delivering checkmate in 34 moves out of a Berlin Defense.

GM Tuan Minh Le joined Andreikin in the final round by defeating GM Hikaru Nakamura in an endgame as Andreikin made a 10-move draw with GM Jose Martinez.

Minh Le, who dropped his third-round game, had also defeated Firouzja in the 10th round to climb back into second place as Andreikin held the tiebreak advantage. Runner-up status was still a major feat for the player who was a half-point behind after nine rounds with possibly the two toughest opponents in the field coming up.

November 8 Titled Tuesday | Early | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 7 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3046 9.5 60.5
2 23 GM @wonderfultime Tuan Minh Le 2987 9.5 58.5
3 5 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 3081 9 57
4 9 GM @mishanick Alexey Sarana 2997 9 52.5
5 19 GM @vi_pranav Pranav V 2978 9 51
6 37 GM @AryanTari Aryan Tari 2932 9 50.25
7 10 GM @Jospem Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 3017 9 47.5
8 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3216 8.5 61.75
9 13 GM @dropstoneDP David Paravyan 3023 8.5 58.5
10 40 GM @VerdeNotte Gawain Jones 2897 8.5 49.75
11 12 GM @DenLaz Denis Lazavik 3004 8 52.25
12 18 GM @rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 3008 8 51
13 25 GM @Sam_ChessMood Samvel Ter-Sahakyan 2910 8 50.5
14 59 GM @XDPS Pablo Salinas Herrera 2869 8 50.25
15 8 GM @BogdanDeac Bogdan Daniel Deac 3013 8 48.5
16 118 GM @Byniolus Zbigniew Pakleza 2755 8 45.75
17 27 GM @BillieKimbah Maxim Matlakov 2934 8 45.25
18 80 GM @TimurGareyev Timur Gareyev 2811 8 44.5
19 29 GM @Parhamov Parham Maghsoodloo 2929 8 43
19 117 IM @jakopogi Michael Concio Jr. 2759 8 43
19 6 GM @Sibelephant Vladislav Artemiev 3024 8 43
56 152 WGM @Meri-Arabidze Meri Arabidze 2641 7 33

(Full final standings here.)

Andreikin earned $1,000 with the victory while Minh Le took home a well-earned $750. Bortnyk wound up in third for $350, with GM Alexey Sarana in fourth for $200 and GM Pranav V in fifth for $100. WGM Meri Arabidze won the $100 women's prize with a 7/11 score.

Late Tournament

After a tough early tournament, Firouzja started only 2.5/4 in the late event before winning his final seven games. His last three contests came against a "murderers' row" of GM Jeffery Xiong, Nakamura, and GM Daniil Dubov. The last victory against Dubov broke their tie to clinch Firouzja's comeback and the tournament.

Despite his loss to Firouzja, Xiong finished in second place, which he achieved by defeating Nakamura in the final round.

November 8 Titled Tuesday | Late | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 2 GM @Firouzja2003 Alireza Firouzja 3130 9.5 64.25
2 13 GM @jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 3012 9 55
3 49 IM @I_am_Javi Ernesto Javier Fernandez Guillen 2807 9 54
4 8 GM @dropstoneDP David Paravyan 3023 9 47.75
5 16 GM @Duhless Daniil Dubov 2997 8.5 54.5
6 12 GM @GM_dmitrij Dmitrij Kollars 2999 8.5 49.25
7 25 GM @Msb2 Matthias Bluebaum 2958 8.5 48.5
8 52 GM @AvitalBor Avital Boruchovsky 2847 8.5 47.5
9 3 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 3081 8.5 44.25
10 29 GM @Fandorine Maksim Chigaev 2924 8.5 41.25
11 31 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2915 8 48.25
12 28 GM @Beca95 Aleksandar Indjic 2929 8 46.5
13 11 GM @rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 3008 8 46.25
14 4 GM @exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 2981 8 45.75
15 38 GM @frederiksvane Frederik Svane 2859 8 45.25
16 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3216 8 44.75
17 24 GM @jcibarra José Carlos Ibarra Jerez 2903 8 44.25
18 9 GM @BogdanDeac Bogdan Daniel Deac 3013 8 43.75
19 15 GM @erichansen Eric Hansen 2950 8 43
20 5 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3046 8 42.75
45 91 GM @Goryachkina Aleksandra Goryachkina 2655 7 27

(Full final standings here.)

Firouzja won $1,000, the first-place prize, while Xiong took $750 for second. IM Ernesto Fernandez earned $350 for third place and GM David Paravyan $200 in the fourth position. Dubov secured $100 for fifth place despite his loss in the final round, and GM Aleksandra Goryachkina won the $100 women's prize with a 7/11 score.

Titled Tuesday

Titled Tuesday is a weekly Chess.com event held for titled players. Two 11-round Swiss tournaments are contested every Tuesday, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time/17:00 Central European and 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time/23:00 Central European.

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