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Carlsen Practically Excellent, Practically Sweeps


GM Magnus Carlsen received the early Titled Tuesday event on November 21 with a ten.5/11 rating after which led the late occasion with one spherical to go, however GM Liem Le would find yourself catching him and profitable on tiebreaks. It was Le’s third Titled Tuesday win within the final 5 weeks regardless of beforehand solely hardly ever enjoying Titled Tuesday.


Early Event

Each Carlsen and GM Hikaru Nakamura have been within the subject of 562, and each began on 6/6. Carlsen received his subsequent two video games, towards GMs Dmitry Andreikin and Daniil Dubov, and was particularly efficient towards Dubov.

In the meantime, Nakamura made attracts in each rounds, however it was nonetheless sufficient to set them up for a conflict with Carlsen in spherical 9. Sadly, their always-anticipated matchup was a bit much less dramatic than regular after Nakamura’s mouse slip on transfer 9 prematurely ended the aggressive a part of the sport. 

Nakamura gamely performed on for about 20 extra strikes earlier than conceding the sport.

The drama that now remained was whether or not Carlsen would full an ideal 11/11 rating, and he continued on that path with a win over GM Arjun Erigaisi within the tenth spherical. 

Carlsen reduce any perfection questions brief when he was comfortable sufficient to lock up first place by agreeing to a draw on the second transfer of his final sport which, in a little bit of foreshadowing, got here towards Le.

From Le’s perspective, the draw ended up securing third place, however it did enable GM Parham Maghsoodloo to catch him and end second on tiebreaks. Maghsoodloo did so with a win towards Arjun, who, though he was additionally Carlsen’s fodder in spherical 10 this Tuesday, nonetheless has his win in final week’s late occasion.

November 21 Titled Tuesday | Early | Ultimate Standings (High 20)

























Quantity Rk Fed Title Username Identify Score Rating Tiebreak 1
1 2 GM @MagnusCarlsen Magnus Carlsen 3317 10.5 69
2 11 GM @Parhamov Parham Maghsoodloo 3079 9.5 72
3 10 GM @LiemLe Liem Le 3090 9.5 71
4 7 GM @nihalsarin Nihal Sarin 3119 9.5 64
5 12 GM @RaunakSadhwani2005 Raunak Sadhwani 3065 9 72
6 33 GM @Fandorine Maksim Chigaev 2951 9 70
7 35 GM @ViIIagra Cristobal Henriquez 2957 9 69.5
8 25 GM @joppie2 Jorden van Foreest 2997 9 63.5
9 6 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3115 8.5 82
10 21 GM @rednova1729 Awonder Liang 2998 8.5 74
11 128 GM @Rodalquilar Leonardo Tristan 2750 8.5 68
12 42 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2897 8.5 67
13 39

CM @stollenmonster Egor Baskakov 2917 8.5 66.5
14 34 GM @Zhigalko_Sergei Sergei Zhigalko 2916 8.5 63
15 47 GM @Sychev_on_YouTube Klementy Sychev 2877 8.5 59.5
16 14 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 3018 8 73.5
17 22 GM @artooon Pranesh M 2989 8 72
18 19 GM @wonderfultime Tuan Minh Le 3011 8 70.5
19 37 GM @abhidabhi Abhimanyu Puranik 2913 8 69
20 58 IM @Zurability Zura Javakhadze 2874 8 69
38 121

IM @Flawless_Fighter Polina Shuvalova 2723 7.5 67

(Full closing standings right here.)

The complete-point victory earned Carlsen $1,000. Maghsoodloo received $750 and and Le received $350. GM Nihal Sarin and GM Raunak Sadhwani rounded out the highest 5, profitable $200 and $100, respectively. IM Polina Shuvalova claimed the $100 girls’s prize with a 7.5/11 rating. 

Late Event

Within the late event, Carlsen went undefeated and received his particular person matchup with Le, however they weren’t sufficient to win after he made three attracts and ended up barely worse on the principle tiebreak.

Carlsen’s win over Le within the ninth spherical bumped Le out of sole first place and put Carlsen right into a three-way tie for first.

Of these three, Carlsen was the one one to win in spherical 10. However Le additionally received, making him one among three gamers inside half a degree of Carlsen getting into the ultimate spherical, the others being Arjun and GM Oleksandr Bortnyk.

Le confronted off with Bortnyk, whereas Carlsen took on Arjun for the second time of the day. A sophisticated middlegame in Le-Bortnyk gave approach to a profitable endgame for Le. The pc discovered some possibilities for Bortnyk to regain equality, however it finally didn’t occur.

In the meantime, in Carlsen-Arjun, White additionally ended up with a profitable endgame. On this case, nevertheless, Carlsen couldn’t convert. He nonetheless had a minute on his clock when the final profitable likelihood arose, however he didn’t discover it.

The draw was a high quality outcome for Arjun: He was caught for a tie for third by three gamers profitable their closing spherical sport, however his tiebreaks have been capable of maintain that improvement as he completed forward of all of them.

November 21 Titled Tuesday | Late | Ultimate Standings (High 20)

























Quantity Rk Fed Title Username Identify Score Rating Tiebreak 1
1 7 GM @LiemLe Liem Le 3126 9.5 72.5
2 1 GM @MagnusCarlsen Magnus Carlsen 3310 9.5 70
3 6 GM @GHANDEEVAM2003 Arjun Erigaisi 3092 9 72.5
4 41 GM @vladislavkovalev Vladislav Kovalev 2908 9 70
5 30 GM @jcibarra José Ibarra 2949 9 63.5
6 36 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2940 9 53
7 13

GM @Grischuk Alexander Grischuk 3027 8.5 68
8 2 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3263 8.5 66.5
9 10 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 3029 8.5 65.5
10 19 GM @BogdanDeac Bogdan Daniel Deac 2993 8 73
11 21 IM @Mykola-Bortnyk Mykola Bortnyk 3006 8 70.5
12 23

GM @BillieKimbah Maxim Matlakov 2982 8 69.5
13 8 GM @NikoTheodorou Nikolas Theodorou 3079 8 69.5
14 45 FM @snowlord Ivan Yeletsky 2842 8 67
15 35 IM @Tactrics Aaron Grabinsky 2915 8 67
16 40

GM @alexrustemov Alexander Rustemov 2881 8 67
17 54 GM @K_A_S_T_O_R Rodrigo Vasquez 2847 8 66.5
18 37 GM @Sanan_Sjugirov Sanan Sjugirov 2901 8 65
19 53 IM @Szparu Miłosz Szpar 2865 8 65
20 55 GM @ActorXu Xu Yi 2842 8 65
35 91 IM @Meri-Arabidze Meri Arabidze 2693 7.5 54.5

(Full closing standings right here.)

Le received the $1,000 first-place prize, scoring a complete of $1,350 on the day. Carlsen took the $750 second-place cash, sufficient to be the day’s prime winner with a complete of $1,750. In third by means of fifth place, Arjun received $350, GM Vladislav Kovalev $200, and GM Jose Ibarra $100. IM Meri Arabidze was the winner of the $100 girls’s prize, scoring 7.5/11.

Titled Tuesday


Titled Tuesday is Chess.com’s weekly event for titled gamers, with two tournaments held every Tuesday. The primary event begins at 11:00 a.m. Japanese Time/17:00 Central European/20:30 Indian Normal Time, and the second at 5:00 p.m. Japanese Time/23:00 Central European/2:30 Indian Normal Time (subsequent day).

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