Vladimir Fedoseev Wins February 23 Titled Tuesday
Vladimir Fedoseev. Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com

Vladimir Fedoseev Wins February 23 Titled Tuesday

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GM Vladimir Fedoseev won the Titled Tuesday blitz tournament on February 23, his second victory in the series so far. The Russian grandmaster edged out GM Jeffery Xiong on tiebreak after both had finished on 10/11.

This week's Titled Tuesday tournament had a total of 740 participants. It was an 11-round Swiss with a 3+1 time control. Fedoseev had initially won on June 16, 2020, and eight months later he won for the second time.

Fedoseev had a good run right from the start. He was the only player to start with 8/8, and that included a win against the eventual runner-up, Xiong. While trying to prepare for Black's pawn attack on the kingside, Xiong's queen got trapped in the enemy camp:

After an exciting draw with GM Daniel Naroditsky, Fedoseev took down another young star: GM Alireza Firouzja. The Iranian grandmaster missed one tactic, and it was all over.

Fedoseev finished with a hard-fought draw against last week's winner GM Vladislav Artemiev. This was a most thrilling affair where Artemiev missed a mate in two and a chance to tie for first. As Xiong would have won the tournament in that case, this error cost Artemiev $400.

Feb. 23 Titled Tuesday | Final Standings (Top 20)

# Rk Fed Title Username Name Score SB
1 3 GM @Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 10 69.5
2 12 GM @jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 10 67
3 37 GM @Anton_Demchenko Anton Demchenko 9.5 61
4 5 GM @DanielNaroditsky Daniel Naroditsky 9 65.5
5 1 GM @Firouzja2003 Alireza Firouzja 9 65
6 4 GM @Sibelephant Vladislav Artemiev 9 63.25
7 34 IM @kuban1991 Oleg Vastrukhin 9 59
8 60 GM @KuzubovYuriy Yuriy Kuzubov 9 56.75
8 21 GM @Jospem Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 9 56.75
8 6 GM @howitzer14 David Howell 9 56.75
11 2 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 9 55.25
12 22 GM @rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 9 54.5
13 19 GM @GigaQuparadze Giga Quparadze 8.5 61
14 30 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 8.5 56.25
15 35 FM @ram1zan Ramazan Zhalmakhanov 8.5 55.75
16 42 GM @AryanTari Aryan Tari 8.5 55
17 20 IM @wonderfultime Le Tuan Minh 8.5 53.5
18 15 GM @shimastream Alex Shimanov 8.5 53.25
19 33 GM @Zhigalko_Sergei Sergei Zhigalko 8.5 49.25
20 25 GM @EvgenyT Evgeny Tomashevsky 8.5 47.5

(Full final standings here.)

Fedoseev won $750 for first place, Xiong $400 for second, Demchenko $150 for third and Naroditsky $100 for fourth. The $100 prize for the best female player went to the GM Aleksandra Goryachkina (@Goryachkina) who scored 7.5/11.

Titled Tuesday is Chess.com's weekly tournament for titled players. It starts each Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific time (19:00 Central Europe). 

Titled Tuesday Format

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