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Nakamura Wins Week 18 Swiss Heading into Knockout: Summary Report

Nakamura Wins Week 18 Swiss Heading into Knockout: Summary Report

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This is our quick summary report. Check out our full report after Sunday's knockout tournament.

GM Hikaru Nakamura won week 18 of the Rapid Chess Championship, presented by Coinbase, edging out four other grandmasters by tiebreaks.  

Participating in the event were 56 competitors—now open to all GMs as well as the top-10 women, top-10 juniors, as well as 10 wildcards. The knockout takes place on June 12, starting at 9 a.m. PT / 18:00 CEST.

How to watch?
You can watch the 2022 Rapid Chess Championship presented by Coinbase on Chess.com/TV. You can also enjoy the show on Twitch channel and catch all our live broadcasts on YouTube.com/ChesscomLive. Games from the event can be viewed on our events page.
Live broadcast of this weekend's tournament, hosted by GMs Yasser Seirawan and Benjamin Bok.

    Nakamura won first with 6.5 points, starting the tournament with an early lead and a 4-0 winning streak. GM Alexey Sarana succeeded in a must-win last round by defeating GM Sanan Sjugirov. GMs Dmitry Andreikin, Jeffery Xiong, and Klementy Sychev all tied with 6.5 points for third to fifth. GMs Levon Aronian, Olexandr Bortnyk, and Subramaniyam Bharath also qualified for Sunday's knockout with six points each. 

    Saturday Swiss | Final Standings (Top 20)

    Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
    1 1 GM Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 2836 6.5 36
    2 7 GM mishanick Alexey Sarana 2703 6.5 35.75
    3 3 GM FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 2791 6.5 32.25
    4 5 GM jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 2735 6.5 30.5
    5 42 GM Sychev_Klementy Klementy Sychev 2516 6.5 23.25
    6 30 GM FGHSMN Bharath Subramaniyam.H Harishankkar 2579 6 28
    7 15 GM Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 2639 6 27.25
    7 2 GM LevonAronian Levon Aronian 2811 6 27.25
    9 8 GM champ2005 Raunak Sadhwani 2684 6 23.25
    10 4 GM Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 2734 6 21.75
    11 11 GM dropstoneDP David Paravyan 2660 5.5 28.25
    12 24 GM daro94 Dariusz Swiercz 2589 5.5 25.5
    13 13 GM ChessLover0108 Mahammad Muradli 2635 5.5 19.75
    14 28 GM Durarbayli Vasif Durarbayli 2566 5.5 19
    15 39 GM BogdanDeac Bogdan Daniel Deac 2488 5.5 17.75
    16 21 GM Sanan_Sjugirov Sanan Sjugirov 2589 5.5 16.75
    17 12 GM BillieKimbah Maxim Matlakov 2637 5 23.25
    18 32 GM attack2mateU Razvan Preotu 2529 5 16
    19 23 GM Shield12 Shamsiddin Vokhidov 2576 5 13.75
    20 9 GM Beca95 Aleksandar Indjic 2568 4.5 17.5

    (Full final standings here.) 


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