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U.S. Champion Caruana Dominates Titled Tuesday


GMs Fabiano Caruana and Vladimir Fedoseev had been the winners of Titled Tuesday on November 15, each doing so outright without having tiebreaks. Caruana reached the coveted 10.5/11 rating within the early event, solely drawing in spherical 5. Fedoseev received late with 10/11 after inserting fourth early. GM Alireza Firouzja additionally completed within the prime 5 in each occasions.


Early Tournament

Caruana has positioned in Titled Tuesday a number of occasions this yr however lastly obtained his first victory with a crushing efficiency in opposition to the sometimes sturdy Titled Tuesday competitors: His final 4 victories got here in opposition to GM Jose Martinez, Fedoseev, GM Hikaru Nakamura, and Firouzja. His solely draw got here vs. GM Kirill Alekseenko.

The final participant with an ideal rating was really Martinez. He hit 7/7 earlier than operating into Caruana, who took the only event with the win in a gap that after was extraordinarily frequent amongst prime grandmasters however is now seen comparatively not often: the Zaitsev Variation of the Ruy Lopez.

Caruana then defeated Fedoseev in spherical 9, taking a full-point lead, which is never seen so early in Titled Tuesday. No fewer than 9 gamers had been tied for second, and one in all them was the all the time hellishly robust Nakamura, who had the primary transfer in addition. Caruana outlasted him too.

Oftentimes, that will be it, with a brief draw to return in spherical 11. But now Caruana needed to face Firouzja, who may create a tie on the prime of the leaderboard with a win. No draw, then, and certainly, Caruana accomplished his masterclass with a fast dismantling of Firouzja’s Modern Defense/King’s Indian Defense.

Second place really ended up going to GM Bogdan Daniel Deac with a 9.5/11 rating after he defeated Martinez within the last spherical.

November 15 Titled Tuesday | Early | Final Standings (Top 20)






















Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 12 GM @FabianoCaruana Fabiano Caruana 3087 10.5 72.5
2 9 GM @BogdanDeac Bogdan Daniel Deac 3035 9.5 54.75
3 15 GM @mishanick Alexey Sarana 3029 9 56.25
4 8 GM @Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 3064 9 47.5
5 2 GM @Firouzja2003 Alireza Firouzja 3144 8.5 58
6 31

GM @shimastream Aleksandr Shimanov 2925 8.5 53.5
7 22 GM @Msb2 Matthias Bluebaum 2982 8.5 53
8 33 GM @VerdeNotte Gawain Jones 2932 8.5 52
9 209 IM @KubaGepard Jakob Pajeken 2612 8.5 48.75
10 25 IM @MITerryble Renato Terry 2968 8.5 48.5
11 17 GM @exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 3023 8.5 47
12 5

GM @Duhless Daniil Dubov 3038 8.5 46.5
13 11 GM @Jospem Jose Martinez 3028 8 51.75
14 45 GM @DrVelja Velimir Ivic 2869 8 47.75
15 85

GM @GM_Crest Sergey Shipov 2799 8 47
16 10

GM @dropstoneDP David Paravyan 3035 8 45.5
17 182 FM @M_One1126

2633 8 45.25
18 61 GM @Sam_ChessTemper Samvel Ter-Sahakyan 2873 8 45
19 37 GM @jcibarra José Carlos Ibarra Jerez 2925 8 44
20 139

IM @Flawless_Fighter Polina Shuvalova 2620 8 43

(Full last standings right here.)

Caruana received $1,000 for his commanding victory whereas Deac received $750 in second. GM Alexey Sarana got here in third place for a $350 prize together with his tiebreak benefit over Fedoseev, who received $200 for fourth place. The $100 prizes went to Firouzja in fifth place and IM Polina Shuvalova, who received the ladies’s prize with an 8/11 rating to complete twentieth total.

Late Tournament

Not glad with fourth place, Fedoseev stormed to a win within the late event. He too needed to get by means of Nakamura, who completed in third solely dropping to the highest two finishers, Fedoseev and GM Jeffery Xiong. You mainly should beat Nakamura twice, within the head-to-head matchup and by outperforming him in opposition to the remainder of the sphere.

Fedoseev did each, claiming victory of their sixth-round recreation with the Caro-Kann Defense.

It was really Xiong who led the event with a spherical remaining. He defeated Fedoseev within the eighth spherical after which toppled Firouzja within the tenth cycle of video games.

Like Caruana, Xiong now had an opportunity to achieve 10.5 factors, however the stakes had been somewhat increased. Indeed, he was defeated by GM Dmitry Andreikin, opening the door for Fedoseev. With a 22-move win over GM Aryan Tari, Fedoseev stepped by means of.

Meanwhile, Nakamura secured third place with a win over IM Renato Terry.

November 15 Titled Tuesday | Late | Final Standings (Top 20)























Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 6 GM @Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 3064 10 75.5
2 14 GM @jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 3057 9.5 66.75
3 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3197 9 63.5
4 15

GM @HonestChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3021 9 58.25
5 2 GM @Firouzja2003 Alireza Firouzja 3144 9 54
6 23 GM @vi_pranav Pranav V 2980 9 51.5
7 20 GM @Fandorine Maksim Chigaev 2971 8.5 52.75
8 16 GM @rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 2996 8.5 48.75
9 29 GM @AryanTari Aryan Tari 2976 8.5 45.75
10 27 GM @daro94 Dariusz Swiercz 2951 8.5 43.25
11 10 GM @mishanick Alexey Sarana 3029 8 52
12 35 GM @jcibarra José Carlos Ibarra Jerez 2925 8 49.5
13 70 FM @bascheyaro Roman Yanchenko 2822 8 48.75
14 18 GM @Msb2 Matthias Bluebaum 2982 8 47
15 4 GM @BogdanDeac Bogdan Daniel Deac 3035 8 46
15 11 GM @exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 3023 8 46
17 21 IM @MITerryble Renato Terry 2968 8 43.5
17 73 GM @OldweakGM Ronen Har-Zvi 2865 8 43.5
19 55

GM @alexrustemov Alexander Rustemov 2818 8 38
20 60 IM @mbojan Bojan Maksimović 2839 8 35
35 76 GM @daika91 Zhongyi Tan 2762 7 36

(Full last standings right here.)

Fedoseev received the $1,000 first-place prize, giving him $1,200 for the day. Xiong took $750 for second place whereas Nakamura received $350 in third. Andreikin earned $200 in fourth place and Firouzja took residence one other $100 fifth-place prize, giving him $200 for the day. GM Tan Zhongyi scored 7/11 to win the $100 girls’s prize.

Titled Tuesday

Titled Tuesday is a Chess.com event held for titled gamers each week. There are two 11-round Swiss tournaments performed every Tuesday, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time/17:00 Central European and a couple of:00 p.m. Pacific Time/23:00 Central European.

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