Sarana wins January 11 with the title Tuesday

GM Alexey Sarana won Titled Tuesday on January 11 with a score of 9.5/11, a week after finishing in second place. He won on tiebreaks over second place GM Aram Hakobyan and third place Kacper Piorun. The top 10 was rounded out by seven players on nine points, with the fourth going to GM Dmitry Andreikin.

629 players took part in this week’s Titled Tuesday, the second consecutive week with 600 participants or more. The tournament format was, as usual, an 11-round Swiss with a 3+1 time control.

Live broadcast of this Tuesday’s tournament, hosted by GM Benjamin Bok. Bok was on top of Sarana’s matches early on.

Sarana was blazing hot for nine laps starting with 9/9 and chasing the perfect score from GM Hikaru Nakamura last August. Despite a loss in round 10 and a tie in round 11, Sarana gave the best tiebreaker score among the leaders as she played at the top of the field throughout the tournament.

He also played against both that tied him, including a sixth-round win over Piorun.

Sarana then opened up a full lead on the field by beating Andreikin on round nine. Andreikin played the aggressive King’s Indian Attack and was unable to break through and eventually lost.

However, when it came time for Sarana to face Hakobyan, the last player emerged victorious and brought Sarana right into the tournament lead. Fortunately for Sarana, Hakobyan also drew in the final round.

January 11 with the title Tuesday | Final standings (Top 20)

Number Rk fed Title user name Name Rating To score SB
1 2 GM mishanick Alexey Saranan 3085 9.5 63
2 9 GM Njal28 Aram Hakobyan 3002 9.5 61.5
3 26 GM kpio91 Kacper Piorun 2954 9.5 60.75
4 12 GM FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 2973 9 64.25
5 7 GM rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 2989 9 61.75
6 31 I AM ChristopherYoo Christopher Woojin Yoo 2928 9 61
7 39 GM Cayse Martyn Kravtsivi 2912 9 59.5
8 20 GM Sanan_Sjugirov Sanan Sjugirov 2948 9 54.75
9 21 GM Aryan Dance Aryan Taric 2933 9 54.5
10 43 GM Alexander_Moskalenko Alexander Moskalenko 2883 9 53
11 67 I AM MITerryble Renato Terry 2839 8.5 54.25
12 246 FM djano Dawid Janaszak 2618 8.5 50.25
13 51 GM TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2865 8.5 48.25
14 300 I AM bardiya_Daneshvar Bardiya Daneshvar 2718 8.5 42
15 4 GM howitzer14 David Howell 3021 8.5 40.75
16 54 GM alexrustemov Alexander Rustemov 2817 8 51.75
17 33 GM indian boy SL Narayanan 2878 8 50.25
18 34 GM exotic princess Baadur Jobava 2905 8 49.5
19 28 GM Shimanov Alex Aleksandr Shimanov 2911 8 48.5
20 46 GM AlexanderL Aleksandr Lenderman 2857 8 45
20 63 FM snow lord Ivan Jeletsky 2814 8 45
32 209 WGM Another grumpy Anna M Sargsyan 2608 8 40

(The full final standings here.)

Sarana won $750 for first place. Hakobyan made $400 for the second and Piorun $150 for the third. Andreikin took home $100 for fourth place, while WGM Anna Sargsyan took $100 as the top scoring female player, on 8/11.

Titled Tuesday, Chess.com’s Tournament of Title Players is a Swiss system event played every week at 10:00 AM Pacific Time/7:00 PM Central European.

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