Abdusattorov Wins June 1 Titled Tuesday

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GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov, the 16-year-old rising star from Uzbekistan, won Titled Tuesday on June 1 with a score of 10/11 after defeating GM Hikaru Nakamura in the final round. Nakamura finished in second place on tiebreaks with a score of 9.5/11, ahead of third-place GM Alexander Moskalenko and fourth-place GM Steven Zierk.

636 titled players participated in this week’s Titled Tuesday tournament. As usual, the tournament was an 11-round Swiss with a 3+1 time control.

The live broadcast of the tournament, hosted this week by WCM Rebecca Selkirk.

Entering the final round, Nakamura was not only looking to win the tournament but could also have become the first player to ever score 10.5 points in Titled Tuesday. Abdusattorov let neither outcome happen and took the tournament victory for himself. 

The players entered a known drawing line of the Ruy Lopez, but Abdusattorov, who finished fourth last week, went for the win and kept Nakamura’s king in the center long enough for a series of decisive tactical blows.

Moskalenko was also in the running for a 10.5/11 score with two rounds remaining before Nakamura defeated him with the Polish Opening in the 10th round. 

Moskalenko recovered in round 11, defeating GM Giga Qupardze, to finish third.


June 1 Titled Tuesday | Final Standings (Top 20)
























Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 12 GM @ChessWarrior7197 Nodirbek Abdusattorov 2994 10 70.5
2 1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3201 9.5 68.25
3 67 GM @Alexander_Moskalenko Alexander Moskalenko 2882 9.5 63.25
4 52 GM @Zkid Steven Zierk 2867 9.5 52.75
5 45 IM @DenLaz Denis Lazavik 2869 9 58.5
6 20 GM @dropstoneDP David Paravyan 2930 9 58
7 8 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 2989 9 53.5
8 98 GM @MirMan90 Emre Can 2674 9 49
9 3 GM @OparinGrigoriy Grigoriy Oparin 2999 8.5 55.25
10 6 GM @Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 2998 8.5 53.5
11 35 GM @GigaQuparadze Giga Quparadze 2871 8.5 53
12 86 IM @Manticore17 Arystanbek Urazayev 2799 8.5 50.25
13 55 IM @swimmerchess Siva Mahadevan 2827 8.5 48
14 61 FM @snowlord Ivan Yeletsky 2842 8.5 47
15 142 GM @Goryachkina Aleksandra Goryachkina 2692 8.5 43.75
16 89 IM @Kezin_Roman Kezin Roman 2829 8 57
17 88 FM @Babageldi Babageldi Annaberdiyev 2755 8 55.5
18 25 GM @vladislavkovalev Vladislav Kovalev 2895 8 54.25
19 28 GM @erichansen Eric Hansen 2887 8 51.5
20 71 GM @Igor_Lysyj Igor Lysyj 2793 8 50

(Full final standings here.)

Abdusattorov won $750 for first place, Nakamura $400 for second, Moskalenko $150 for third, and Zierk $100 for fourth. The $100 prize for the top female player went to GM Aleksandra Goryachkina, who finished in 15th place with 8.5/11 including a win over last week’s Titled Tuesday winner GM Jeffery Xiong.

Titled Tuesday is Chess.com’s weekly tournament for titled players. It starts each Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific time/18:00 Central European. 

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