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Nakamura Wins November Trifecta, Scores 74.5/79

GM Hikaru Nakamura scored 73 wins and conceded simply three attracts and three losses in one in every of his most dominant Bullet Brawl performances but, ending with a 42-point buffer over the second-placed GM Daniel Naroditsky to say the $400 first prize.

Hyperbullet specialist GM Andrew Tang rounded out the rostrum with a rating of 225, whereas IM Polina Shuvalova got here in Twelfth, breaking the report for the very best end by a feminine participant in Bullet Brawl historical past.

The neighborhood occasion had 222 contributors on Saturday, and the world was gained by Peru’s Cesar Frank Talledo Lagos who notched 72 wins amid 13 losses.

December’s first Bullet Brawl will happen on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 1 p.m. ET/19:00 CEST.


Rank Fed Title Title Username Ranking Rating
1 GM Hikaru Nakamura Hikaru 3300 277
2 GM Daniel Naroditsky DanielNaroditsky 3175 235
3 GM Andrew Tang penguingm1 3180 225
4 GM Oleksandr Bortnyk Oleksandr_Bortnyk 3161 216
5 GM Tuan Minh Le wonderfultime 3113 196
6 GM Christopher Yoo ChristopherYoo 3060 188
7 IM Yagiz Kaan Erdogmus legendisback1 2949 182
8 GM Leon Livaic Elsa167 2901 139
9 M Minh Truan Than TranJMinh 2849 132
10 IM Search engine marketing Jungmin seopie 2869 125


Rymuselmun07 2933 109

IM Polina Shuvalova Flawless_Fighter 2672 108

IM Yoseph Taher yosephtaher 3013 107
14 IM Vuk Damjanovic mind1mover 2809 106
15 NM Sherif Khater StellarChessPro 2728 103
16 NM Kevin Bordi Blitzstream 2724 98
17 IM Illia Golichenko Chesscoach_Golichenko 2691 97
18 FM Shubh Laddha chess123456s 2643 94
19 FM Anastasia Avramidou anasta10 2647 86

IM Karina Ambartsumova karinachess1 2661 85
(Full ultimate standings right here.)

A lot consideration has been drawn to Nakamura’s blitz escapades over the previous couple of weeks. For that reason, it has been simple to overlook the truth that the American’s bullet chess score has additionally been on the rise.

Although Nakamura’s 3300 score is a far cry from his Chess.com report of 3570, his present score places him in a trio (together with Kostya Kornienko, who has been one of many strongest Ultrabullet gamers on the planet for years and GM Magnus Carlsen) properly forward of the world’s different prime bullet chess gamers.

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Following a game-one loss to Naroditsky, Nakamura went on a 29-game unbeaten streak and jumped out to an early lead. Profitable rapidly was a precedence for Nakamura, as might be seen on this clip which is aptly titled “Find out how to Beat a 2400 in 30 Seconds.”

As all the time, tactical brilliancies have been an essential a part of the winner’s run. Try the ending touches Nakamura placed on his recreation in opposition to WFM Maria Larina.

One of many extra heartwarming moments of Saturday’s Bullet Brawl occurred when Georgia’s WFM Lile Koridze, who was streaming stay on Twitch through the occasion, grew to become one of many three gamers to defeat Nakamura through the enviornment (alongside Naroditsky and GM Tuan Minh Le).

Koridze, gobsmacked when the velocity chess titan resigned, streamed for a number of hours after the occasion, bolstered by her pleasure.

Shuvalova’s Twelfth-placed end noticed her finish forward of a number of prolific blitzers together with IM Yoseph Taher and NM Kevin Bordi aka Blitzstream. The 2023 IM Not A GM Velocity Chess Champion scored 38 wins, 4 attracts, and 29 losses en path to a 108 rating and performed in her ordinary uncompromising fashion.

Having already surpassed the 2500 FIDE score mark, Shuvalova wants simply two extra GM norms to safe the coveted title.

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The video games from November’s third Bullet Brawl might be discovered right here.

Bullet Brawl is an thrilling new titled enviornment that options Chess.com’s prime bullet specialists and now takes place weekly on Saturdays. The format is a two-hour enviornment with a 1+0 time management; the prize fund is $1,000.

Very like Titled Tuesday and Area Kings, Bullet Brawl usually options prime GMs, together with Hikaru Nakamura, Daniel Naroditsky, Andrew Tang, Tuan Minh Le, and lots of extra!

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