Today: Titled Tuesday With Increased Prizes

Today: Titled Tuesday With Increased Prizes

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Register for today's tournament here: https://www.chess.com/live#t=1208093

With immediate effect, Chess.com's Titled Tuesday tournaments will be held every week instead of every month. Each tournament will feature a $1,600 prize fund.

In response to COVID-19, Chess.com is creating opportunities for all titled players to stay active and engaged in this time of social distancing and self-quarantine. We are expanding Titled Tuesday to a weekly event, with an increased prize fund each week.

The start time of 10 a.m. Pacific Time (19:00 Central Europe) has been chosen in order to accommodate players from around the world. Titled Tuesday will maintain its nine-round Swiss format, with a time control of three minutes and one-second increment. Each week's tournament will be broadcast live on Chess.com/TV.

Titled Tuesday's expansion will mean the 2020 season's monthly prize fund will increase from $2,200 to $6,400. With $1,600 in prizes available every week, the prize fund will be distributed as follows:

Titled Tuesday prizes

In addition to the increased prize fund, Chess.com is proud to offer its first-ever Titled Tuesday prize for female players. In keeping with tradition, the Best Stream prize will be awarded as 20 gifted subs to the streamer's channel.

Titled Tuesday's expansion means that all competitors in this event are required to have their full legal name in their Chess.com profile. Anonymous titled player accounts or accounts found to be using a fake name will not be eligible to win prizes during the event.

All players must also abide by all rules and site policies found at Chess.com/agreement and cooperate fully with Chess.com's fair play detection team. Participants should be prepared to join a ZOOM call for proctoring at the arbiter's discretion and this request may be made between rounds via direct chat in live chess by a Chess.com staff member.

This month's Titled Tuesday was by far the biggest edition ever held, with nearly 900 titled players participating, including top GMs Fabiano Caruana, Ian NepomniachtchiMaxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Hikaru Nakamura. Weekly editions are expected to be just as star-studded as the monthly versions have been since Titled Tuesday's inception.

GM Simon Williams playing and streaming Titled Tuesday.

The next Titled Tuesday is set to start next week on Tuesday, April 14 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (19:00 Central Europe). Titled players may register for the tournament up to one hour before it begins in the tournament tab located at Chess.com/live.

Find more information about Titled Tuesdays here.

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