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Andreikin Wins His 12th Titled Tuesday

Andreikin Wins His 12th Titled Tuesday

NathanielGreen
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GM Dmitry Andreikin and GM Parham Maghsoodloo emerged victorious at Titled Tuesday on April 4. Both scored 9.5 points out of a possible 11, but Andrekin needed a tiebreak advantage over two rivals while Maghsoodloo won outright. 

This was Andreikin's 12th Titled Tuesday win since it moved to the 11-round format.


Early Tournament

Through eight rounds, GM Alireza Firouzja appeared to be coasting to a tournament victory, winning every game to that point. The eighth-round win came against eventual second-place finisher GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda.

Firouzja's run of perfection did not last any longer, however. Andreikin won their matchup in round nine after planting a knight on d3 early in the game.

GM Anton Korobov then took his turn defeating Firouzja in round 10, giving him the tournament lead entering the final round. The lead did not last long, however, with Andreikin defeating Korobov in the final round of the tournament.

Duda, meanwhile, recovered from his eighth-round setback with a three-game win streak, which he completed against GM Rasmus Svane.

GM Aram Hakobyan also kept pace with Andreikin and Duda in the final round, but had the weakest tiebreaks of the three. Unfortunately for Firouzja, tiebreaks also pushed his score down to sixth place despite a final-round win.

April 4 Titled Tuesday | Early | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score
1 5 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3068 9.5
2 6 GM @Polish_fighter3000 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 3055 9.5
3 7 GM @Njal28 Aram Hakobyan 3054 9.5
4 11 GM @Jospem Jose Martinez 2967 9
5 16 GM @GOGIEFF Anton Korobov 2998 9
6 8 GM @Firouzja2003 Alireza Firouzja 3050 9
7 43 GM @chito89 Axel Bachmann 2886 9
8 37 GM @Vladimir_Zakhartsov Vladimir Zakhartsov 2912 9
9 35 GM @Zhigalko_Sergei Sergei Zhigalko 2904 8.5
10 41 GM @moro182 Luca Moroni Jr 2872 8.5
11 25 GM @GM_dmitrij Dmitrij Kollars 2940 8.5
12 4 GM @rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 3037 8
13 17 FM @Sina_Movahed Sina Movahed 2945 8
14 1 GM @DanielNaroditsky Daniel Naroditsky 3107 8
15 36 GM @Durarbayli Vasif Durarbayli 2894 8
16 29 GM @Beca95 Aleksandar Indjic 2907 8
17 20 GM @Robert_Chessmood Robert Hovhannisyan 2922 8
18 23 IM @gurelediz Ediz Gürel 2927 8
19 40 GM @gmcorrales Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2869 8
20 26 FM @AlmasChampion1 Almas Rakhmatullaev 2913 8
23 118 IM @Flawless_Fighter Polina Shuvalova 2678 8

(Full final standings here.)

Andreikin claimed the $1,000 first-place prize. Duda took home $750 and Hakobyan $350 for their efforts. GM Jose Martinez had the best tiebreaks among the players with nine points, earning $200 in fourth place. The $100 prizes went to Korobov in fifth place and IM Polina Shuvalova, who scored 8/11 to finish with the highest standing among the women in the field.

Late Tournament

Maghsoodloo, like Firouzja in the early tournament, started with an 8/8 score. Maghsoodloo defeated GM Arjun Erigaisi in the eighth round to reach that point.

Maghsoodloo would go on to drop his ninth-round game against GM Vladimir Fedoseev, but it did not derail his tournament. Still sharing the tournament lead entering the 10th round, Maghsoodloo defeated GM Kirill Alekseenko to stay atop the field.

A draw in round 11 was enough for Maghsoodloo to keep first place all to himself, as none of the players on 8.5 points won their game, although several also made draws.

April 4 Titled Tuesday | Late | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score
1 14 GM @Parhamov Parham Maghsoodloo 2998 9.5
2 27 GM @Beca95 Aleksandar Indjic 2953 9
3 94 IM @kleinebeer98 Thomas Beerdsen 2800 9
4 13 GM @Sargsyan_Shant Shant Sargsyan 3060 9
5 18 GM @VladimirKramnik Vladimir Kramnik 2990 9
6 6 GM @Polish_fighter3000 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 3069 9
7 1 GM @DanielNaroditsky Daniel Naroditsky 3143 8.5
8 9 GM @Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 3059 8.5
9 7 GM @Njal28 Aram Hakobyan 3048 8.5
10 3 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3067 8.5
11 5 GM @dropstoneDP David Paravyan 3050 8.5
12 10 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 3040 8.5
13 11 GM @champ2005 Raunak Sadhwani 3030 8
14 29 GM @Zhigalko_Sergei Sergei Zhigalko 2913 8
15 52 IM @mbojan Bojan Maksimović 2831 8
16 62 GM @dretch Conrad Holt 2834 8
17 48 FM @snowlord Ivan Yeletsky 2861 8
18 61 IM @Szparu Miłosz Szpar 2811 8
19 28 GM @Fandorine Maksim Chigaev 2921 7.5
20 102 FM @tuschessCM1 Svyatoslav Bazakutsa 2774 7.5
39 142 IM @karinachess1 Karina Ambartsumova 2609 7

(Full final standings here.)

Maghsoodloo earned $1,000 with his first-place finish. Second place went to GM Aleksandar Indjic for $750, third place to IM Thomas Beerdsen for $350, fourth to GM Shant Sargsyan for $200, and fifth to GM Vladimir Kramnik for $100. (Duda finished a tough luck sixth.) The $100 women's prize went to IM Karina Ambartsumova.

Titled Tuesday

Held twice every Tuesday, Titled Tuesday is a weekly 11-round Swiss event for titled players hosted by Chess.com at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time/17:00 Central European and 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time/23:00 Central European. 

NathanielGreen
Nathaniel Green

Nathaniel Green is a staff writer for Chess.com who writes articles, player biographies, Titled Tuesday reports, video scripts, and more. He has been playing chess for about 30 years and resides near Washington, DC, USA.

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