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Fedoseev, Saleh Win As Nakamura Joins Titled Tuesday During Candidates

Fedoseev, Saleh Win As Nakamura Joins Titled Tuesday During Candidates

NathanielGreen
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GM Vladimir Fedoseev and GM Salem Saleh were the victors in Titled Tuesday on June 28, both winning outright with 9.5 points. Saleh even missed the first round and won anyway. 

GM Hikaru Nakamura finished third in the early event despite being in the middle of the biggest chess tournament of the year, the 2022 FIDE Candidates, on a rest day. GM Oleksandr Bortnyk finished in the top five in both tournaments while GM Wesley So came in second place in the early tournament.


Early Tournament

Fedoseev's path to the early victory in the 369-player field met some resistance from GM Dmitry Andreikin as they faced off in the seventh round on 6/6 each, but it was Andreikin who became the last perfect player in the field.

 

That would end up being Fedoseev's only loss in the tournament, however, and Andreikin was stopped in the next two rounds by GMs Jeffery Xiong and Daniil Dubov. In the meantime, Fedoseev won in the next two rounds, toppling GM Dmitrij Kollars in the eighth round and Bortnyk in the ninth.

In his ninth-round game, Nakamura defeated Xiong. After Nakamura and GM Fabiano Caruana defeated each other in the first and eighth rounds of the Candidates, it's clear that American chess players do not go soft on each other in nearly any event!

Nakamura drew his last two games, against Fedoseev and Andreikin, and several players caught up to him, including So, who won his last three games and had the best tiebreak for second place.

June 28 Titled Tuesday | Early | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 5 GM @Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 3079 9.5 65.5
2 3 GM @GMWSO Wesley So 3069 9 66
3 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3162 9 63.25
4 11 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 3019 9 59
5 9 GM @ChristopherYoo Christopher Woojin Yoo 2990 9 58.5
6 66 GM @Duhless Daniil Dubov 3075 9 54
7 2 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3096 8.5 62
8 6 GM @jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 3042 8.5 55.75
9 39 GM @VerdeNotte Gawain Jones 2865 8.5 54.25
10 24 GM @Shield12 Shamsiddin Vokhidov 2926 8.5 50.25
11 27 GM @Hrant_ChessMood Hrant Melkumyan 2910 8.5 47
12 15 GM @Indianlad S.L. Narayanan 2968 8 53.75
13 17 IM @MITerryble Renato Terry 2959 8 52
14 28 GM @jcibarra José Carlos Ibarra Jerez 2915 8 50.25
15 38 GM @TimofeevAr Artem Timofeev 2856 8 46
16 20 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2944 8 45.75
17 8 GM @GM_dmitrij Dmitrij Kollars 3004 8 44.75
18 16 GM @champ2005 Raunak Sadhwani 2972 8 43
18 91 IM @Marcus_Harvey Marcus Harvey 2699 8 43
20 43 GM @Nitzan_Steinberg Nitzan Steinberg 2851 8 40.25
56 113 WGM @AnnamariM2001 Annamária Marjanovic 2638 6.5 33.75

(Full final standings here.)

Fedoseev earned $1,000 for his victory. So took home $750 for second place and Nakamura won $300 for third, while Bortnyk won $150 in fourth place and GM Christopher Yoo earned $100 in fifth. WGM Annamaria Marjanovic won $100 with the highest score among the women players.

Late Tournament

Because he missed the first round in the day's late event, Saleh had an uphill climb all tournament in a field of 295 players and did not take the lead until the final round.

Instead, it was GM Raunak Sadhwani who started fast, with 7.5/8, until running into an in-form Bortnyk in round nine.

After his fourth-place finish in the early, tournament Bortnyk had the lead with one round to go after also defeating So in round 10.

In the 11th round, however, Saleh won in convincing fashion against Bortnyk.

Bortnyk still held onto a fourth-place finish behind Saleh, Andreikin and GM Rasmus Svane. GM Vincent Keymer had the best tiebreaks out of a large group on 8.5 to finish fifth.

June 28 Titled Tuesday | Late | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 2 GM @Salem-AR Salem AR Saleh 2978 9.5 61.5
2 1 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3099 9 64.75
3 8 GM @rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 2976 9 53
4 4 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 3035 9 47.5
5 27 GM @VincentKeymer Vincent Keymer 2914 8.5 54.5
6 17 GM @dropstoneDP David Paravyan 2924 8.5 51.5
7 7 GM @champ2005 Raunak Sadhwani 2993 8.5 51.25
8 24 GM @gmcorrales Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2911 8.5 46.5
9 19 GM @BogdanDeac Bogdan Daniel Deac 2927 8.5 42.75
10 12 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2941 8 50
11 38 GM @ActorXu Xu Yi 2819 8 47
12 23 GM @BillieKimbah Maxim Matlakov 2917 8 46.25
13 34 FM @MarcoRiehle Marco Riehle 2848 8 45.25
14 13 GM @Jospem Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 2949 8 42.75
14 234 IM @Eternauta2400 Pablo Glavina 2275 8 42.75
16 2 IM @IgorBjelobrk Igor Bjelobrk 2658 8 36.5
17 36 GM @Byniolus Zbigniew Pakleza 2842 7.5 44.5
18 32 GM @IMTominho Tomas Laurusas 2861 7.5 44.25
19 45 GM @AvitalBor Avital Boruchovsky 2795 7.5 39.5
20 30 GM @Nitzan_Steinberg Nitzan Steinberg 2861 7.5 37.25
60 70 WGM @jinbojinbo Jiner Zhu 2652 6 24.5

(Full final standings here.)

Saleh won $1,000 for his efforts while Andreikin earned $750. Svane won the $300 third-place prize, while Bortnyk also won a total of $300 on the day after taking another $150 here. The $100 prizes went to Keymer for fifth place and WGM Jiner Zhu as the highest-scoring woman.

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