Firouzja Wins Titled Tuesday Twice In A Row
Firouzja won his third Titled Tuesday. Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

Firouzja Wins Titled Tuesday Twice In A Row

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He hadn't won a Titled Tuesday since June 23, 2020, but after winning last week, this week GM Alireza Firouzja (@Firouzja2003) came in first twice in a row. The victory, again achieved with a 10/11 score, was a nice warm-up for his match with GM Vladislav Artemiev in the bullet championship that Firouzja would win as well.

This week's Titled Tuesday tournament, held on April 6, had a total of 800 participants. As always, it was an 11-round Swiss with a 3+1 time control.

The live broadcast of the tournament.

Like last week, Firouzja managed to remain undefeated throughout the tournament. After five wins, he drew with GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk and joined a big group of players on 5.5/6. GM Jeffery Xiong (@jefferyx) and GM Bogdan-Daniel Deac (@BogdanDeac) were still ahead of the pack with 6/6.

An exciting game was Firouzja's clash with GM Baadur Jobava (@exoticprincess), who played a promising sacrifice on the kingside but then didn't find the right follow-up:

After nine rounds, Firouzja was in a tie for first place with GM Hikaru Nakamura as both had scored 8.5/9. Obviously, they got paired against each other. It was Firouzja who had winning chances for a while:

While Nakamura was held to a draw in the final round by GM Federico Perez Ponsa (@Genghis_K), Firouzja as Black became the only player to reach 10 points as he defeated GM Peter Svidler (@PSvidler):

April 6 Titled Tuesday | Final Standings (Top 20)

# Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 2 GM @Firouzja2003 Alireza Firouzja 3155 10 70.5
2 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3230 9.5 76.75
3 59 GM @GMSrinath Srinath Narayanan 2848 9.5 56.5
4 56 GM @kirillshevchenko Kirill Shevchenko 2855 9 63.75
5 58 GM @gmgamil Cemil Aghamaliyev 2836 9 59.5
6 21 GM @ChessWarrior7197 Nodirbek Abdusattorov 2931 9 58
7 15 GM @Genghis_K Federico Perez Ponsa 2965 9 57.75
8 26 GM @Fandorine Maksim Chigaev 2913 9 55.75
9 4 GM @BogdanDeac Bogdan Daniel Deac 3065 9 54.25
10 14 GM @mishanick Aleksey Sarana 2951 9 50.5
11 34 GM @Andreikka Andrey Esipenko 2886 9 48
12 10 GM @PSvidler Peter Svidler 2982 8.5 60.25
13 41 GM @eljanov Pavel Eljanov 2865 8.5 58.25
14 16 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 2952 8.5 53.5
15 27 GM @Sychev_Klementy Klementy Sychev 2892 8.5 52.5
16 35 GM @Sam_ChessMood Samvel Ter-Sahakyan 2881 8.5 51
17 47 GM @Sanan_Sjugirov Sanan Sjugirov 2878 8.5 50.75
18 22 GM @Beca95 Aleksandar Indjic 2919 8.5 50.25
19 7 GM @Alexander_Zubov Alexander Zubov 2982 8.5 47.5
20 247 FM @babyking1205 Alekhine Nouri 2629 8.5 47
20 66 IM @Bulldog167 Leon Livaic 2813 8.5 47

(Full final standings here.)

Firouzja won $750 for first place, Nakamura $400 for second, GM Srinath Narayanan (@GMSrinath) $150 for third, and GM Kirill Shevchenko (@kirillshevchenko) $100 for fourth.

The $100 prize for the best female player went to GM Aleksandra Goryachkina (@Goryachkina) who scored 7/11.

Titled Tuesday is Chess.com's weekly tournament for titled players. It starts each Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific time (19:00 Central Europe). 

Titled Tuesday Format

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