Hikaru Comes Back, Shares 1st In March Titled Tuesday
An early loss did not stop Hikaru Nakamura.

Hikaru Comes Back, Shares 1st In March Titled Tuesday

SamCopeland
NM SamCopeland
Mar 12, 2019, 12:59 PM |
5 | Chess.com News

March's Titled Tuesday event featured 396 titled players (just shy of February's 400-plus record) competing for cash and glory. The top seed was Hikaru Nakamura, the record-holder for most Titled Tuesday wins. Despite losing to a player who did not finish the tournament in round four, Nakamura was able to rebound and share first with three other players, GMs Federico Perez Ponsa, Haik Martirosyan, and IM Renato Terry Lujan.

Here is one of Nakamura's critical and exciting wins, his ninth-round defeat of GM Vugar Rasulov.

Nakamura streamed the entire Titled Tuesday on his channel. Don't miss the chance to watch Titled Tuesday from his perspective!

Watch GM Hikaru Nakamura Blitz | !upcoming | !team | !music | TITLED TUESDAY LATER TODAY AT 4PM EST from GMHikaru on www.twitch.tv

A victory from one of the other winners, Perez Ponsa, also caught our eyes, not because the game was of a high quality, but because the final blunder was simply too humorous and too human.

March Titled Tuesday | Final Standings

Place Seed Fed Title Username Name Score
1 21 GM Genghis_K Federico Perez Ponsa 8.5
2 6 GM Micki-taryan Haik Martirosyan 8.5
3 26 IM renatoterrylujan Renato Terry 8.5
4 1 GM Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 8.5
5 48 IM Korchmar_Vasiliy Vasiliy Korchmar 8
6 39 GM eljanov Pavel Eljanov 8
7 54 GM vuqarrasulov Vuqar Rasulov 8
8 301 FM ahkashefi2800 Amir Kashefi 8
9 44 GM Alexander_Moskalenko Александр Москаленко 8
10 5 GM mishanick Aleksey Sarana 7.5
11 30 FM bascheyaro Roman Yanchenko 7.5
12 9 IM wonderfultime Tuan Minh Le 7.5
13 38 GM joppie2 Jorden van Foreest 7.5
14 7 GM Arabicfalcon Salem AR Saleh 7.5
15 3 GM OparinGrigoriy Grigoriy Oparin 7.5
16 53 IM SaraciNderim 7.5
17 159 IM Off-War Emil Mirzoev 7.5
18 216 NM b_6 Matt Zavortink 7.5
19 17 GM GataKamsky1974 Gata Kamsky 7.5
20 76 FM Witik 7.5
21 88 IM KhalilMousavi77 SeyedKhalil Mousavi 7
22 62 GM SantoBlue Vahap Sanal 7
23 184 FM Ar4uha Arturs Bernotas 7
24 175 NM wenx Jianwen Wong 7
25 4 GM DanielNaroditsky Daniel Naroditsky 7
26 52 GM Gabrielian_Artur Artur Gabrielian 7
27 260 FM toncanichesousmonpne Leopold Le Ruyet 7
28 51 GM MikaelyanArman1996 Arman Mikaelyan 7
28 115 IM JDBryant John Daniel Bryant 7
30 191 IM RegZryt 7
31 36 GM Dyadya81 Gevorg Harutjunyan 7
32 356 WIM tilsiav Tilsia Carolina Varela La Madrid 7
33 341 NM Kirkovsky 7
34 60 GM gmjoey1 Rogelio Jr Antonio 7
35 13 GM ChessWarrior7197 7
36 27 IM champ2005 Raunak Sadhwani 7
37 247 IM jflup Jordi Fluvia Poyatos 7
37 232 FM zadkiel27 7

For full crosstables and results, go here.

The event was streamed by GM Robert Hess, Chess.com's hardest-working commentator.

Watch Titled Tuesday chess tournament with host GM Robert Hess! from Chess on www.twitch.tv

Nakamura, Perez Ponsa, Martirosyan, and Terry Lujan each earned $325 for their shared victory. The next five players split fifth place and each earned $20: Korchmar, Eljanov, Rasulov, Kashefi, and Moskalenko.

GM Daniel Naroditsky won the Chess.com streamers' prize of $100, given as 20 gifted subs to his channel. You can watch his perspective on the event here:

Watch GM Naroditsky Blitz and Arena Kings | 3 0 from DrDragonitsky on www.twitch.tv

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