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Yakubboev Wins September 7 Titled Tuesday

Yakubboev Wins September 7 Titled Tuesday

NathanielGreen
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GM Nodirbek Yakubboev won the first Titled Tuesday of September, and his first since February 2020, with a score of 9.5/11, winning on the tiebreaker over GM Maksim Chigaev. GM Daniel Naroditsky took third with the best tiebreaker of the four players on 9/11, followed by Russian NM Valery Sviridov in fourth.

496 titled players participated in this week's Titled Tuesday. The tournament was the normal 11-round Swiss with a 3+1 time control.

Live broadcast of this week's tournament, hosted by WGM Nemo Zhou.

It was a wide-open Titled Tuesday with nobody ever really pulling away from the pack, including as many as nine players tied for first after eight rounds with a score of 7/8. 

Chigaev was up by a half-point entering the last round after beating GM Andrew Tang, who hung a pawn fork, in round 10.

Chigaev then agreed to a draw against Sviridov in the last round without either side playing a move, even with four players on his tail at 8.5/10 (one of whom was Sviridov).

Yakubboev had drawn three of his four games from rounds six to nine, making him one of those players on 8.5 with a round to go. He was the only one of them to win his final game, defeating GM Sanan Sjugirov, who had been on the same score.

That left the path open for players on 8/10 to place. Danya Naroditsky took advantage by defeating GM Amin Tabatabaei (the last of the players on 8.5) with a nice tactical shot, one WGM Nemo Zhou on commentary proclaimed "deserves to be hung up on the wall."

September 7 Titled Tuesday | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 13 GM @hanzo_hasashi1 Nodirbek Yakubboev 2965 9.5 64.75
2 30 GM @Fandorine Maksim Chigaev 2905 9.5 64
3 3 GM @DanielNaroditsky Daniel Naroditsky 3030 9 57.5
4 10 NM @Sviridov_Valery Valery Sviridov 2978 9 57.25
5 12 GM @exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 2942 9 51
6 17 IM @MITerryble Renato Terry 2907 9 48.5
7 18 GM @amintabatabaei Amin Tabatabaei 2923 8.5 58.75
8 29 GM @ArjunErigaisi2003 Arjun Erigaisi 2919 8.5 57.75
9 46 GM @Lestofante90 Danyyil Dvirnyy 2823 8.5 55.5
10 28 GM @erichansen Eric Hansen 2896 8.5 52.75
11 16 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 2912 8.5 52
12 87 IM @GelmanAlexander Alexander Gelman 2707 8.5 50.75
13 6 GM @champ2005 Raunak Sadhwani 2984 8.5 50.25
14 11 GM @Sanan_Sjugirov Sanan Sjugirov 2938 8.5 48.5
15 9 GM @Parhamov Parham Maghsoodloo 2940 8 51
16 51 IM @Volodar_Murzin Volodar Murzin 2783 8 50
17 15 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2893 8 49.5
18 60 FM @Aradhya2000 Aradhya Garg 2751 8 46.5
18 59 GM @Rodalquilar Leonardo Tristan 2750 8 46.5
18 39 IM @swimmerchess Siva Mahadevan 2814 8 46.5

(Full final standings here.)

Yakubboev earned himself the $750 prize for first place while Chigaev took $400 for second. Naroditsky won $150 for third with Sviridov grabbing $100 for fourth. GM Aleksandra Goryachkina won the $100 prize for the top female player, scoring 7.5/11.

Titled Tuesday is a Swiss tournament that runs each week on Chess.com for titled players. It begins at 10 a.m. Pacific time/19:00 Central European every Tuesday. 

Titled Tuesday Format

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