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Two-Way Ties Atop The Standings Table In Tuesday Tournaments

Two-Way Ties Atop The Standings Table In Tuesday Tournaments

NathanielGreen
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GMs Raunak Sadhwani and Jeffery Xiong won Titled Tuesday on December 6. Both scored 9.5 points and won on tiebreaks. It was Sadhwani's first Titled Tuesday win of 2022 and Xiong's fifth. 


Early Tournament

The key game of the early tournament was played between Sadhwani and GM Alexandr Predke in the eighth round. Predke entered the round on a perfect 7/7, but Sadhwani won the game to reach a score of 7.5/8, good enough to lead the field by half a point.

Sadhwani's run continued with wins over GMs Vidit Gujrathi and Baadur Jobava. By the time of his victory over Jobava, Sadhwani led the field by a full point and was able to survive a loss in the final round.

December 6 Titled Tuesday | Early | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score
1 16 GM @RaunakSadhwani2005 Raunak Sadhwani 3020 9.5
2 78 FM @fm9714 Oleg Artemenko 2793 9.5
3 19 GM @exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 2998 9
4 21 GM @AbasovN Nijat Abasov 2998 9
5 11 GM @viditchess Vidit Gujrathi 3023 9
6 14 GM @jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 3033 8.5
7 42 GM @Alexandr_Predke Alexandr Predke 2908 8.5
8 17 GM @Sanan_Sjugirov Sanan Sjugirov 2989 8.5
9 39 GM @DanielDardha2005 Daniel Dardha 2927 8.5
10 24 GM @AlexanderL Aleksandr Lenderman 2949 8.5
11 3 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3078 8
11 7 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 3009 8
13 6 GM @wonderfultime Tuan Minh Le 3046 8
14 32 IM @bardiya_Daneshvar Bardiya Daneshvar 2884 8
15 25 FM @snowlord Ivan Yeletsky 2900 8
16 36 GM @Vaathi_Coming Aravindh Chithambaram 2921 8
17 44 GM @GABUZYAN_CHESSMOOD Hovhannes Gabuzyan 2881 7.5
18 12 GM @GOGIEFF Anton Korobov 2991 7.5
19 45 GM @ActorXu Xu Yi 2862 7.5
19 55 GM @Byniolus Zbigniew Pakleza 2807 7.5
60 1 IM @AnotherGrumpy Anna M Sargsyan 2617 6

(Full final standings here.)

Sadhwani won the $1,000 first-place prize. FM Oleg Artemenko qualified for the $750 second-place prize. Jobava won $300 in third, GM Nijat Abasov $200 in fourth. Vidit won $100 for fifth place and IM Anna Sargsyan also won $100, as the highest-scoring woman in the tournament.

Late Tournament

Whereas Sadhwani was secure in first place entering the final round early, Xiong needed a win and some help to achieve the victory late. Instead, GM Dmitry Andreikin was in the lead with one round left.

Coincidentally, Xiong's final-round win to catch up came against Sadhwani.

Meanwhile, Andreikin would make a draw with GM Jose Martinez in the last round. Andreikin had built up a 9/10 score in the previous 10 rounds, including an endgame win over GM David Paravyan in round 10. 

Longtime star GM Gata Kamsky, a Titled Tuesday regular, had one of his best finishes of the year, third place. He won a 102-move marathon against GM Alexey Sarana in the last round.

December 6 Titled Tuesday | Late | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score
1 8 GM @jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 3033 9.5
2 2 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3078 9.5
3 25 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2912 9
4 15 GM @Fandorine Maksim Chigaev 2952 9
5 9 GM @GM_dmitrij Dmitrij Kollars 3010 9
6 3 GM @Jospem Jose Martinez 3055 8.5
7 12 GM @dropstoneDP David Paravyan 3018 8.5
8 22 GM @eljanov Pavel Eljanov 2896 8.5
9 13 GM @mishanick Alexey Sarana 2965 8
10 5 GM @RaunakSadhwani2005 Raunak Sadhwani 3020 8
11 43 FM @German_Bazeev German Bazeev 2789 8
12 28 GM @Zhigalko_Sergei Sergei Zhigalko 2872 8
13 17 GM @GMBenjaminBok Benjamin Bok 2919 8
13 16 GM @Parhamov Parham Maghsoodloo 2955 8
15 23 IM @Kacparov Kacper Drozdowski 2887 8
16 24 GM @TenisMaster Yuniesky Quesada 2895 8
17 20 GM @Hrant_ChessMood Hrant Melkumyan 2929 8
18 272 CM @legendisback1 Yagiz Kaan Erdogmus 2809 8
19 32 GM @jcibarra José Carlos Ibarra Jerez 2889 7.5
20 39 GM @alexrustemov Alexander Rustemov 2810 7.5
20 79 IM @Coachpoker Alexey Averjanov 2651 7.5
32 154 FM @tteshan Nadya Toncheva 2526 7

(Full final standings here.)

Xiong won $1,000 while Andreikin took home $750 and Kamsky $350. The other prizes went to GM Maksim Chigaev, $200 in fourth place; GM Dmitrij Kollars, $100 in fifth place; and FM Nadya Toncheva, $100 with the best score among the women who played.

Titled Tuesday

Titled Tuesday is a tournament held for titled players every week on Chess.com. Two 11-round Swiss tournaments are played every Tuesday, starting at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time/17:00 Central European and 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time/23:00 Central European.

NathanielGreen
Nathaniel Green

Nathaniel Green is a staff writer for Chess.com who writes articles, player biographies, Titled Tuesday reports, video scripts, and more. He has been playing chess for about 30 years and resides near Washington, DC, USA.

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