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Minh Le Wins August 31 Titled Tuesday

Minh Le Wins August 31 Titled Tuesday

NathanielGreen
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IM Minh Le won the August 31 Titled Tuesday outright with an undefeated 10/11 score, a repeat of his July 20 performance. Three players finished tied a half-point behind him, with GM Aleksei Priodrozhni taking second on tiebreaks, GM Vitaly Bernadskiy finishing third, and GM Baadur Jobava in fourth.

553 titled players participated in Titled Tuesday this week. The weekly tournament was its typical 11-round Swiss format using a 3+1 time control.

Live broadcast of this week's tournament, hosted by WGM Keti Tsatsalashvili.

Le rode the last perfect score, 7/7, to victory. His seventh win was a clean Slav Defense: Exchange Variation performance against GM Dmitrij Kollars.

Le came two draws from perfection, in round eight against GM Sergei Zhigalko and round 11 against Jobava. Jobava finished in the money despite an early loss to Armenian WGM Anna Sargsyan in round two (below). Then Jobava won all of his other games until the final round, giving him actually the day's longest winning streak (eight games from rounds 3-10).

Not just an attacker, Le also won a nice minor piece endgame in round nine, against GM Aleksandar Indjic, to start pulling away from the pack.

A blast from the past happened in round 10 with GM Gata Kamsky facing off and winning against GM Vassily Ivanchuk. The two famous legends first met over a chessboard all the way back in 1990 and have played more than 30 classical games against each other.

August 31 Titled Tuesday | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 13 IM @wonderfultime Tuan Minh Le 2960 10 70.25
2 46 GM @Alexsur1981 Aleksei Pridorozhni 2854 9.5 63.75
3 70 GM @VitaliyBernadskiy Vitaliy Bernadskiy 2800 9.5 62.25
4 19 GM @exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 2930 9.5 57
5 9 GM @jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 2974 9 58
6 27 GM @Beca95 Aleksandar Indjic 2876 8.5 63
7 1 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3047 8.5 60.5
8 76 GM @Dyadya81 Gevorg Harutjunyan 2761 8.5 51.25
9 45 GM @vladislavkovalev Vladislav Kovalev 2829 8.5 50.5
10 32 FM @Tayson_7 Mukhammadali Abdurakhmonov 2848 8.5 50
11 24 GM @dretch Conrad Holt 2878 8.5 49.25
12 40 GM @moro182 Luca Moroni Jr 2835 8.5 48
13 12 GM @Zhigalko_Sergei Sergei Zhigalko 2940 8 59.5
14 61 IM @c63_amg 2775 8 52.5
14 30 GM @Rakhmanov_Aleksandr Aleksandr Rakhmanov 2850 8 52.5
16 31 GM @KuzubovYuriy Yuriy Kuzubov 2839 8 49.25
17 35 GM @nrvisakh Visakh NR 2836 8 48.75
18 112 FM @NateSolon Nate Solon 2673 8 48
19 71 GM @youngKID Karthikeyan Murali 2760 8 47
20 85 FM @bangchess21 2726 8 45.25

(Full final standings here.)

Le won the $750 first-place prize, Priodrozhni the $400 for second, Bernadskiy the third-place prize of $150, Jobava $100 for fourth, and WGM Meri Arabidze the $100 prize for highest-scoring female, with 7.5/11.

Titled Tuesday is a Swiss tournament for titled players that runs weekly on Chess.com. It starts at 10 a.m. Pacific time/19:00 Central European every Tuesday. 

Titled Tuesday Format

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