On a day the place a number of gamers, together with GM Hikaru Nakamura, had been preoccupied with the final day of the 2022 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz event, the August 30, 2022 editions of Titled Tuesday had been gained by GM Jose Martinez and GM-elect Denis Lazavik.
Perhaps spurred by GM Magnus Carlsen‘s shock look final week, 439 gamers joined the early event. It was the best participation for a single Titled Tuesday occasion since February 22. (Carlsen was not amongst them in both.)
Martinez, a.ok.a. Jospem, gained his fourth Titled Tuesday for the reason that February doubling of occasions, greater than anybody in that point apart from Nakamura and GM Dmitry Andreikin. And in reality, it was Andreikin whom Martinez beat on the tiebreaker rating on this occasion.
Martinez was crushing it for many of the event, reaching 8.5/9 earlier than a Tenth-round hiccup. That consequence, in opposition to GM Aleksandr Lenderman, allowed Lenderman to leapfrog into first place by half a degree.
However, none apart from Andreikin stopped Lenderman within the last spherical and handed him within the standings.
Meanwhile, Martinez recovered in opposition to GM Etienne Bacrot, profitable on time able evaluated as equal by the pc, additionally passing Lenderman.
Thanks to Martinez’s quicker begin, he performed stronger opponents and thus gained the tiebreak over Andreikin.
August 30 Titled Tuesday | Early | Final Standings (Top 20)
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(Full last standings right here.)
Martinez gained $1,000 for his efficiency whereas Andreikin earned $750, and Lenderman gained $350. GM Andrew Tang gained $200 for fourth place, GM Vasif Durarbayli $100 for fifth, and Seventeenth-place GM Kateryna Lagno $100 because the highest-scoring girl within the discipline, with 8/11.
Lazavik, in his days as a 15-year-old FIDE Master, was a shock winner of this event all the way in which again on March 16, 2021. He has since then proved that it was no fluke, presently on his strategy to his GM title on the subsequent FIDE convention whereas incomes a spot within the Chess.com Global Championship Knockout. Now he provides one other Titled Tuesday win to his document sheet.
Like Andreikin a few weeks prior, Lazavik flirted with perfection, beginning 9/9 earlier than two attracts on the finish to clinch the half-point victory. His final three wins had been throughout particularly robust opposition: Tang, Andreikin, and GM Daniel Naroditsky. Of these, the one in opposition to Naroditsky was the smoothest, along with getting Lazavik his ninth level.
A 17-move draw in opposition to GM Alexey Sarana ended Lazavik’s bid for perfection. Additionally, a surge from GM Sanan Sjugirov saved him on Lazavik’s tail, they usually confronted off within the last spherical with Lazavik a half-point up. Naturally, they performed a full recreation, however neither participant blinked, and Lazavik held on.
August 30 Titled Tuesday | Late | Final Standings (Top 20)
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|20||31||GM||@jcibarra||José Carlos Ibarra Jerez||2842||8||43.5|
(Full last standings right here.)
Lazavik’s victory earned him $1,000, whereas Sjugirov claimed the $750 second-place prize. Sarana gained $350 for third, GM Aryan Tari $200 for fourth, and GM David Paravyan $100 for fifth place. GM Aleksandra Goryachkina edged out WGM Meri Arabidze for the highest girl’s prize on a 7/11 rating.