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Nakamura, Recent Off Blitz Ranking Document, Wins Titled Tuesday


GM Hikaru Nakamura gained his first Titled Tuesday in over a month within the first match of November 14, whereas GM Arjun Erigaisi gained his first ever within the late occasion. Each scored 9.5 factors out of 11. Nakamura, coming off a peak record-breaking 3336 Chess.com blitz score set the day earlier than, additionally completed fourth within the late occasion.


Early Match

Within the area of 544, Nakamura held not less than a share of the lead after each single spherical of the match, which helped him out in tiebreaks. GM Kirill Alekseenko, like Nakamura, scored eight wins and three attracts for 9.5 complete factors however got here in second. Additionally scoring 9.5 factors, regardless of lacking the primary spherical, was the just lately reinstated GM Hans Niemann, however solely having 10 opponents meant his tiebreaks suffered.

The match by no means acquired a Nakamura–Niemann matchup, as a lot as that would have lit up social media. As an alternative, Nakamura constructed up a rating of 8.5/9 in video games like spherical 9 towards GM Klementy Sychev. It is nearly extra newsworthy today when the Nakamuras and GM Magnus Carlsens of the world play a normal-looking opening towards lower-rated opponents.

At that time, Nakamura’s Chess.com Blitz score was a stratospheric 3335, one off the document he had set the day prior to this.

After the ninth spherical, nonetheless, Nakamura coasted with two attracts—not that it ended up mattering within the ultimate standings of the occasion—first unable to interrupt down GM Denis Lazavik‘s defenses within the tenth recreation. Alekseenko caught up in that very same spherical by checkmating GM Dmitry Andreikin. Simply because two gamers go for a standard opening just like the Queen’s Gambit Accepted doesn’t suggest the sport cannot shortly flip loopy.

Nakamura and Alekseenko shortly made a draw within the ultimate spherical earlier than Nakamura turned his stream’s consideration to the participant whose title he pronounced extra like “palms” with out the D than “Hans.” In a topsy-turvy recreation the place Nakamura’s chat surmised that GM Raunak Sadhwani was scuffling with lag, Niemann gained to take third place.

Another recreation that wasn’t notable to the ultimate standings was nonetheless fairly notable: Sychev was one transfer from checkmating IM Ediz Gurel in a rook-and-bishop vs. rook ending when the 50-move rule hit and ended the sport in a draw.

November 14 Titled Tuesday | Early | Ultimate Standings (High 20)

























Quantity Rk Fed Title Username Identify Ranking Rating Tiebreak 1
1 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3324 9.5 76.5
2 49 GM @BilodeauA Kirill Alekseenko 2974 9.5 71
3 15 GM @HansOnTwitch Hans Niemann 3059 9.5 55
4 12

GM @DenLaz Denis Lazavik 3078 9 79.5
5 4 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3130 9 78.5
6 27 GM @bardiya_Daneshvar Bardiya Daneshvar 2992 9 76
7 88 GM @Rakhmanov_Aleksandr Aleksandr Rakhmanov 2878 9 72.5
8 29

GM @BillieKimbah Maxim Matlakov 2967 9 67
9 51 GM @Nitzan_Steinberg Nitzan Steinberg 2909 8.5 69.5
10 92

FM @Karateloru Oleg Rychkov 2875 8.5 64.5
11 19 GM @OparinGrigoriy Grigoriy Oparin 3000 8.5 64.5
12 17 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 3018 8.5 64
13 31

IM @MatthewG-p4p Matvey Galchenko 2958 8.5 61
14 80

FM @Iball95 Igor Vakhlamov 2834 8.5 61
15 47 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2926 8.5 61
16 118 CM @vasblesk Vaclav Finek 2785 8.5 49
17 13 IM @legendisback1 Yagiz Kaan Erdogmus 3031 8 74.5
18 3 GM @nihalsarin Nihal Sarin 3101 8 73.5
19 83 GM @Drags95 Kamil Dragun 2844 8 73
20 63 GM @kleinebeer98 Thomas Beerdsen 2868 8 68.5
41 216

IM @karinachess1 Karina Ambartsumova 2621 7.5 58.5

(Full ultimate standings right here.)

Nakamura gained $1,000 and Alekseenko $750 for his or her efforts. Niemann claimed $350 in third place. Lazavik earned $200 in fourth, Andreikin $100 in fifth, and IM Karina Ambartsumova scored 7.5/11 to win $100 because the highest-scoring girl within the area.

Late Match

With 411 gamers becoming a member of late, Arjun stored an ideal rating for a spherical longer than Nakamura had earlier within the day, defeating GM Jose Martinez to achieve 7/7. The spherical earlier than, Arjun had toppled GM Parham Maghsoodloo, who, two rounds prior, had defeated Nakamura however was now on a two-game shedding streak.

Two rounds later, Arjun defeated Nakamura himself, shifting to eight.5 factors out of 9. Arjun now led by a full level over seven gamers tied for second on 7.5 factors.

Sadly for Arjun, a kind of seven gamers defeated him in spherical 10. That was GM Amin Tabatabaei, whose practically flawless recreation (about 96% by CAPS) had created some chaos within the standings: a five-way tie for first place with a spherical to go.

Each gained within the eleventh spherical, Arjun towards GM Sergei Zhigalko and Tabatabaei towards Martinez. The fifth participant on 8.5 factors, IM Arad Nazari, misplaced to Nakamura.

Arjun’s tiebreaks remained higher, giving him the match victory. Maghsoodloo, who ended on a four-game win streak, took third with one of the best tiebreaks of 4 gamers on 9 factors, marginally higher than Nakamura’s and much better than GM Nihal Sarin‘s and GM Christopher Yoo‘s. Nihal completed fifth, whereas Yoo took a tough-luck sixth.

November 14 Titled Tuesday | Late | Ultimate Standings (High 20)

























Quantity Rk Fed Title Username Identify Ranking Rating Tiebreak 1
1 8 GM @GHANDEEVAM2003 Arjun Erigaisi 3069 9.5 81
2 5 GM @amintabatabaei Amin Tabatabaei 3102 9.5 75
3 17 GM @Parhamov Parham Maghsoodloo 3034 9 76.5
4 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3266 9 74
5 3 GM @nihalsarin Nihal Sarin 3101 9 62.5
6 6 GM @ChristopherYoo Christopher Woojin Yoo 3069 9 60.5
7 12 GM @Jospem Jose Martinez 3044 8.5 75.5
8 29 GM @Zhigalko_Sergei Sergei Zhigalko 2919 8.5 74.5
9 24 GM @Fandorine Maksim Chigaev 2942 8.5 74
10 61 IM @AradNazari Arad Nazari 2814 8.5 64.5
11 116 FM @Alphafischer2019 Francisco Fiorito 2642 8.5 59
12 15

IM @Rud_Makarian Rudik Makarian 2958 8.5 57.5
13 53 GM @KaydenTroffChess Kayden Troff 2803 8 69
14 2 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3109 8 69
15 45 GM @MikaelyanArman Arman Mikaelyan 2816 8 68
16 10 GM @Njal28 Aram Hakobyan 3017 8 67.5
17 88 FM @SRob2003 Vladyslav Sydoryka 2730 8 66.5
18 4 GM @DanielNaroditsky Daniel Naroditsky 3131 8 66
19 97 FM @hakanazeri2 Khagan Ahmad 2638 8 63
20 16 GM @jcibarra Jose Ibarra 2950 8 62.5
49 232 WIM @Savagelittlemole Anna Kubicka 2503 7 55.5

(Full ultimate standings right here.)

Arjun gained $1,000, with the Iranians Tabatabaei and Maghsoodloo taking $750 and $350 for second and third place, respectively. Nakamura tacked on $200 to his earlier efficiency for a each day sum of $1,200. Nihal gained $100 for fifth, whereas WIM Anna Kubicka gained the $100 girls’s prize, scoring seven factors.

Titled Tuesday


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

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