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Vidit Wins June 29 Titled Tuesday

Vidit Wins June 29 Titled Tuesday

NathanielGreen
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GM Vidit Gujrathi won Titled Tuesday on June 29 with 9.5 points out of 11. He held the tiebreaker advantage over second-place GM Oleksandr Bortnyk and third-place GM Baadur Jobava. GM Hikaru Nakamura finished with 9/11 for fourth place after tiebreaks, over GM Giga Quparadze and IM Tuan Minh Le.

479 titled players played in Titled Tuesday this week. The tournament was the usual 11-round Swiss at a 3+1 time control.

The live broadcast of the tournament, which was hosted by NM James Canty III (who was recently named Chess.com Coach of the Month).

Vidit started strong early with a smooth victory over GM Alexandra Kosteniuk in round three.

After scoring 10.5/11 to win last week's Titled Tuesday, GM Anton Korobov was again the last perfect player this week. He began 6/6 after delivering what turned out to be Vidit's only loss of this week's event.

In round 10, Vidit easily toppled GM Alexander Grischuk's King's Indian (below), while Bortnyk defeated Nakamura to keep up with Vidit entering the final round.

Round 11 began with Vidit and Bortnyk as the only players on 9/10, and with Jobava and GM Daniil Dubov as the only ones on 8.5/10. Vidit and Bortnyk both fought for the win but each held a 76-move draw through time trouble, while Jobava joined the top three by taking down Dubov in a more interesting game. Nakamura, Quparadze, and Le all won in the last round to pass Dubov into the tie for fourth place.

June 29 Titled Tuesday | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 4 GM @viditchess Vidit Gujrathi 3087 9.5 68.25
2 5 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 3039 9.5 64.75
3 20 GM @exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 2898 9.5 58.75
4 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3159 9 66
5 12 GM @GigaQuparadze Giga Quparadze 2980 9 64.5
6 19 IM @wonderfultime Tuan Minh Le 2888 9 51
7 42 GM @hanzo_hasashi1 Nodirbek Yakubboev 2879 8.5 56.25
8 21 GM @Alexsur1981 Aleksei Pridorozhni 2880 8.5 54.75
9 3 GM @Duhless Daniil Dubov 3067 8.5 54.25
10 41 GM @GM_Crest Sergey Shipov 2829 8.5 53.75
11 48 IM @AlexOstrovskiy Alex Ostrovskiy 2814 8.5 47
12 22 GM @Beca95 Aleksandar Indjic 2858 8.5 45.75
13 7 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 2979 8 56.75
14 32 GM @Alexander_Donchenko Alexander Donchenko 2868 8 55.75
15 8 GM @GOGIEFF Anton Korobov 2983 8 51.25
16 26 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2853 8 49.5
17 43 GM @VladDobrov Vladimir Dobrov 2790 8 49.25
18 6 GM @Alexander_Zubov Alexander Zubov 3003 8 48.25
19 14 IM @ChristopherYoo Christopher Woojin Yoo 2925 8 47.75
20 28 IM @ChessLover0108 Mahammad Muradli 2859 8 47

(Full final standings here.)

Vidit won $750 for first place, Bortnyk $400 for finishing second, Jobava $150 for third place, and Nakamura $100 for fourth. IM Bibisara Assaubayeva won the $100 prize for the top female player, scoring 7/11.

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

Titled Tuesday Format

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