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Arena Kings Season 7 Recap

Arena Kings Season 7 Recap

NathanielGreen
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Arena Kings Season 7 concluded on Wednesday, August 4, with GM Jose Martinez (@Jospem) emerging victorious, earning the $4,000 prize for first place. Martinez won an additional $725 during the season for a total earnings of $4,725.

Martinez defeated IM Minh Le (@wonderfultime) in the Championship Final by a 3.5-2.5 score. Le won $1,100 during the season and $2,000 in the final for a total of $3,100 in prizes.

Arena Kings Season 7
The bracket for the Championship Final.

Season 7 consisted of 12 weekly arena tournaments, two of which featured Chess960 (Fischer Random), before culminating with the Championship and Championship Final. Throughout the season players earned points for their standing each week. Players who scored at least 100 points were eligible for the Championship. 

Season Standings

Rank Player Points # Events Channel Name
1 Hikaru 1185 11 www.twitch.tv/gmhikaru GM Hikaru Nakamura
2 renatoterrylujan 675 12 www.twitch.tv/miterryble IM Renato Terry Lujan
3 Oleksandr_Bortnyk 610 10 www.twitch.tv/bortnyk_chess GM Oleksandr Bortnyk
4 GeorgMeier 515 11 www.twitch.tv/georgmeier GM Georg Meier
5 wonderfultime 500 10 www.twitch.tv/gmminhle IM Tuan Minh Le
6 narttayhan 490 8 www.youtube.com/channel/UCd9FzmSUIFhNKRW61HWSZkg Nart Tayhan
7 tayhansamil 410 8 www.youtube.com/channel/UCYUTzh8thv_X9-Xl5lVlwvA Samil Burak Tayhan
8 ChessHeroesComp 375 12 www.twitch.tv/chessheroes Andrew Horne
9 Eman7296_YT 345 11 www.youtube.com/channel/UCk3ThPMpcJES3ETaChH0xAA Elias Asef
10 Jospem 285 5 www.twitch.tv/josemvp31 GM Jose Martinez
11 Zhigalko_Sergei 280 8 www.youtube.com/c/SergeiZhigalkoChess GM Sergei Zhigalko
12-T vugarrasulov 265 9 www.youtube.com/channel/UCatcV_KnIFEsFWLoj5ByXdQ GM Vugar Rasulov
12-T ajayabhay 265 11 www.youtube.com/channel/UC_jxJA_rBCKmcpR7_A408xg Ajay Ramani
14-T champ2005 260 5 www.youtube.com/channel/UCIDUkl61OpGhEo_0RQ-5H6w GM Raunak Sadhwani
14-T FritziSchach_Twitch 260 11 www.twitch.tv/fritzischach Marvin Henning
16-T MikhailTal-ReBorn 250 11 www.youtube.com/channel/UCBXLHqAoK7034O-tIGD-ksA Saksham Singh
16-T ME_Mosharrof 250 12 www.twitch.tv/mosharrof Mosharrof Hossain
18 gmjlh 245 7 www.twitch.tv/gmjlh GM Jon Ludwig Hammer
19 ChessLover0108 230 8 www.youtube.com/channel/UCWRsd9ffavDMpXxHmwi2ddg IM Mahammad Muradli
20-T kbkhan91 225 10 www.twitch.tv/kbkhan91 Kaykobad Khan
20-T potatoboi007 225 11 www.twitch.tv/potatoboi007 Harshit Singh
22 gunank_yt 210 7 www.twitch.tv/gunank Gunank Agarwal
23-T Blitzstream 205 8 www.twitch.tv/blitzstream Kevin Bordi
23-T The_Blessed 205 8 www.youtube.com/channel/UC045f5ja4Ln5PsXI4n6u5pQ Arian Piscoya Romero
25 JahnyErMjukur 200 12 www.twitch.tv/jahnyermjukur Jonni Hafthorsson
26 OhanyanEminChess 195 6 www.youtube.com/channel/UC-pg99UwhhMpxBWTdE8XL0g FM Emin Ohanyan
27 emiliochess 190 5 www.twitch.tv/mrchessmx NM Emilio Castellanos
28 GMBenjaminBok 185 6 www.twitch.tv/gmbenjaminbok GM Benjamin Bok
29-T hansontwitch 180 2 www.twitch.tv/gmhansn GM Hans Niemann
29-T H3nriqueTV 180 5 www.twitch.tv/h3tv_ NM Henrique Paiva
29-T Twitch_ElhamBlitz05 180 7 www.twitch.tv/elhamblitz05 FM Elham Abdrlauf
32 JeroenOnTwitch 175 12 www.twitch.tv/chessdreamstv Jeroen Bottema
33-T MarcoRiehle 165 9 www.twitch.tv/chesshobbits99 FM Marco Riehle
33-T Akshay_joglekar 165 10 www.youtube.com/channel/UCtKsYIdT2Qe8kR5Ng8VyijQ Akshay Joglekar
35-T chessbrainiac13 160 11 www.twitch.tv/chessbrainiac13 James Chirilov
35-T hallvardhf 160 11 www.twitch.tv/hallvardhf Hallvard Haug Flatebo
35-T leapmanpepa 160 11 www.youtube.com/channel/UCtYtGi6ED9_YLifjCaumPVQ Edwin Vargas
38 GMHess 150 5 www.twitch.tv/gmhess GM Robert Hess
39-T Arseniy_Nesterov 140 9 www.youtube.com/channel/UCev1BG00VIdNflNX_ZTg58g GM Arseniy Nesterov
39-T deveshparashar 140 10 www.youtube.com/channel/UC_jxJA_rBCKmcpR7_A408xg Devesh Parashar
41-T 25elevinTwitch 130 3 www.twitch.tv/25elevin Eric Levin
41-T KeshavGupta1 130 4 www.youtube.com/channel/UCjAbfK2K78bHyfWf9_CkAAQ Keshav Gupta
41-T TigrVShlyape 130 8 www.twitch.tv/igmgatakamsky GM Gata Kamsky
41-T diamondop 130 9 www.youtube.com/channel/UCaUY_EmSKy5tkCv1GC4JIIA Rushil Shah
45-T Jay_Plays 120 8 www.youtube.com/channel/UC9psIhY-vHnLaOHHk6W0aFA Jay. R. Gandhi
45-T Bobobrc 120 12 www.youtube.com/channel/UCbLd8JTLIOkUDjbMk0zKMuQ Bogdan Cioata
45-T Manukyan_Artak 120 12 www.twitch.tv/nm_artman NM Artak Manukyan
48-T arnavgm1758 115 9 www.youtube.com/channel/UCqj4l3Kba8PJGwX0SJeaQFA Arnav Maheshwari
48-T QuintilianoR 115 9 www.twitch.tv/quintilianor IM Renato Quintiliano
50-T R_ANIRUDH 110 7 www.twitch.tv/chessguy1976 Anirudh R
50-T anishnaik12 110 11 www.youtube.com/c/AnishNaik Anish Naik
50-T artliou 110 11 www.twitch.tv/artofattack Art Liou
50-T babi3105 110 11 www.twitch.tv/babichess B. Ribeiro Araujo
50-T NikolaDubovik 110 11 www.youtube.com/channel/UCd_jjprIf7VTo_dyppgJa5Q Nikolay Dubovik
55-T siddharthsarma_2003 105 3 www.youtube.com/channel/UCFG6OW-V9vFa5KoKyIse0ew Siddharth Sarma
55-T strider23cpk 105 8 www.twitch.tv/strider28cpk Caleb Kircher
55-T druidrank 105 9 www.twitch.tv/druidrank Ian Earley
58-T Dark_Attack 100 10 www.twitch.tv/lsoares Luis Soares
58-T PossiblyRainz 100 10 www.twitch.tv/a_Rainz Rugved Adavatkar

The Championship was a two-hour arena where the top eight finishers advancing to the Championship Final. Martinez defeated GM Georg Meier (@georgmeier), Marvin Henning (@fritzischach_twitch), and IM Le on his way to winning the Final.

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