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Nakamura Wins July 6 Titled Tuesday

Nakamura Wins July 6 Titled Tuesday

NathanielGreen
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GM Hikaru Nakamura returned to the top of Titled Tuesday this week, winning outright with a score of 10/11. GM Parham Maghsoodloo, coming off a win in the Round of 16 in the Junior Speed Chess Championship, scored 9.5/11 for second place. Five players tied at 9/11, with GM Gata Kamsky having the top tiebreaker for a third-place finish followed by GM Dmitry Andreikin in fourth. GMs Daniil Dubov, Artur Gabrielian, and Baadur Jobava also scored 9/11.

514 titled players played in this week's Titled Tuesday. The tournament was the typical 11-round Swiss, with a 3+1 time control.

The live broadcast of the tournament, which was hosted by IM Kostya Kavutskiy this week.

After eight rounds there was a logjam of players at 7/8, but only Nakamura won his games in all three of the remaining rounds.

Of four players who reached 8/9, only Andreikin made 9/10, setting up the final round bout with Nakamura. In a back-and-forth battle Nakamura emerged victorious after Andreikin faced serious time trouble and eventually flagged.

The only player who ultimately stood between Nakamura and perfection was a familiar face, GM Alexander Grischuk, who won as Black in round six. In round seven, Grischuk and GM Alexander Zubov drew to end each other's perfect starts as the last players on 6/6.

The second-place finisher was not among those players tied for first through eight rounds. Maghsoodloo won his last four games, including against Zubov in the final round, to leapfrog into second. His win the round prior, over GM Daniel Naroditsky, was a nailbiter.

Round eight was notable not just for producing the several-way tie at 7/8, but also for Nakamura's win over Zubov in a 100-move middlegame.

July 6 Titled Tuesday | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3188 10 70
2 15 GM @Parhamov Parham Maghsoodloo 2955 9.5 57.25
3 29 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2889 9 58
4 9 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3002 9 56.25
5 4 GM @Duhless Daniil Dubov 3040 9 54.25
6 41 GM @Gabrielian_Artur Artur Gabrielian 2832 9 51
7 21 GM @exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 2910 9 46
8 6 GM @Alexander_Zubov Alexander Zubov 3016 8.5 54.5
9 30 GM @Msb2 Matthias Bluebaum 2875 8.5 50
10 52 GM @bocah_sakit Novendra Priasmoro 2813 8.5 49.5
11 33 IM @swimmerchess Siva Mahadevan 2875 8.5 49.25
12 35 GM @RD4ever Rustam Khusnutdinov 2865 8.5 47.25
13 16 GM @Zhigalko_Sergei Sergei Zhigalko 2923 8.5 47
14 7 GM @Grischuk Alexander Grischuk 3006 8 59.75
15 26 GM @hanzo_hasashi1 Nodirbek Yakubboev 2899 8 50.75
16 19 GM @VincentKeymer Vincent Keymer 2876 8 48.25
17 84 IM @SaraBlackPanther Bibisara Assaubayeva 2717 8 47.5
18 2 GM @DanielNaroditsky Daniel Naroditsky 3052 8 47
19 25 GM @Alexsur1981 Aleksei Pridorozhni 2873 8 46.5
20 20 IM @wonderfultime Tuan Minh Le 2889 8 45.5
20 74 IM @RovenVogel17 Roven Vogel 2732 8 45.5
20 47 GM @VladDobrov Vladimir Dobrov 2794 8 45.5

(Full final standings here.)

Nakamura took home the $750 first-place prize and Maghsoodloo $400 for second place, with Kamsky earning $150 in third place and Andreikin $100 for fourth. IM Bibisara Assaubayeva finished 17th with 8/11 to take the $100 prize for the top female player for the second straight week.

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

Titled Tuesday Format

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