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Nakamura Wins October 19 Titled Tuesday

Nakamura Wins October 19 Titled Tuesday

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GM Hikaru Nakamura scored 10/11 and won Titled Tuesday on October 19, his first victory in the event since a perfect 11/11 performance on August 17. GM Boris Savchenko finished second ahead of third-place GM Alexander Zubov on the tiebreak score, with both players on 9.5/11. GM Vahap Sanal placed fourth with the best tiebreaker among three players with a 9/11 score.

There were 454 players in this week's Titled Tuesday, which was the typical 11-round Swiss tournament at a 3+1 time control.

Live broadcast of this week's tournament, hosted by WCM Rebecca Selkirk.

Nakamura won his first eight games to remain the last perfect player this week but then made two consecutive draws. That meant that entering the final round he was tied with GM Mustafa Yilmaz for first.

With Nakamura's victory in that game, other final-round contests became battles for position. Savchenko's comeback victory against GM Peter Svidler (who may have mouse-slipped on move two) brought him second place. Svidler ended up in 16th.

The early going was characterized by several upsets that made it to broadcast, including #202 seed IM Lucas Di Nicolantonio upsetting the field's second-ranked player, GM Oleksandr Bortnyk, in the very first round.

October 19 Titled Tuesday | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB Prize
1 1 GM Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3222 10 69 $750
2 21 GM tigra Boris Savchenko 2908 9.5 67.25 $400
3 4 GM Alexander_Zubov Alexander Zubov 3007 9.5 64.5 $150
4 6 GM SantoBlue Vahap Sanal 2965 9 56 $100
5 51 IM Niclox Nicolás Abarca 2839 9 53.5
6 9 GM Chopper1905 Mustafa Yilmaz 2963 9 49
7 50 GM vladislavkovalev Vladislav Kovalev 2807 8.5 59.75
8 10 GM exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 2950 8.5 55.75
9 7 IM wonderfultime Tuan Minh Le 2951 8.5 55.5
10 15 GM rpragchess Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu 2922 8.5 53.75
11 30 GM crescentmoon2411 Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son 2839 8.5 51.5
12 26 GM TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2879 8.5 50.25
13 72 IM BahadirOzen Bahadir Ozen 2765 8.5 48.5
14 12 IM swimmerchess Siva Mahadevan 2932 8.5 46.25
15 24 IM DenLaz Denis Lazavik 2870 8.5 42.75
16 16 GM PSvidler Peter Svidler 2932 8 52.5
17 28 FM KazakhFighter04 Kazybek Nogerbek 2851 8 48.5
17 64 FM LiverpooL174 2777 8 48.5
19 18 GM Zhigalko_Sergei Sergei Zhigalko 2904 8 46.75
20 27 GM Anton_Demchenko Anton Demchenko 2878 8 46
62 183 WCM AccioChess Padmini Rout 2557 7 32 $100

(Full final standings here.)

IM Padmini Rout took home $100 as the top female player. 

Titled Tuesday is a Swiss tournament for titled players running played every Tuesday on Chess.com. It begins at 10 a.m. Pacific time/19:00 Central European each week.

Titled Tuesday Format

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