Martinez, Grischuk Crush May 17 Titled Tuesday

May 17 was a good day in Titled Tuesday for two familiar faces: GM Jose Martinez, winning the early event by a full point, and GM Alexander Grischuk, taking the late tournament with a round to spare.

Martinez also finished fifth in the late event while GM Aleksandar Indjic achieved top-five finishes in both tournaments as well.


Early Tournament

For much of the early tournament, it looked like GM Dmitry Andreikin would once again win what has become somewhat of a signature event for him. He was the last perfect player of the tournament, reaching 6/6, and had the sole tournament lead as late as round eight, where he beat GM Shamisiddin Vokhidov in a mere 19 moves.

Andreikin’s draw in round nine allowed Martinez to catch up to him in the standings, and then pass him when they contested round 10.

Two players, GM Salem Saleh and GM Rasmus Svane, remained a half-point behind going into the last round. Martinez took care of Saleh himself to secure a sizable tournament victory after Svane dropped his game to Andreikin.

May 17 Titled Tuesday | Early | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 9 GM @Jospem Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 3033 10 63.75
2 20 GM @Shield12 Shamsiddin Vokhidov 2961 9 61
3 3 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3066 9 57.5
4 27 GM @Beca95 Aleksandar Indjic 2941 9 54
5 25 GM @rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 2926 8.5 59.5
6 14 IM @DenLaz Denis Lazavik 2975 8.5 57
7 51 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2862 8.5 55.25
8 32 GM @GMNeiksans Arturs Neiksans 2903 8.5 53.25
9 23 GM @Salem-AR Salem AR Saleh 2958 8.5 51.5
10 42 FM @KhazarBabazada007 Khazar Babazada 2873 8.5 49.25
11 13 GM @champ2005 Raunak Sadhwani 2970 8.5 48.25
12 15 GM @dropstoneDP David Paravyan 2933 8.5 47.75
13 21 GM @Anton_Demchenko Anton Demchenko 2905 8.5 45.5
14 6 GM @ChessWarrior7197 Nodirbek Abdusattorov 3008 8 52.5
15 8 GM @Grischuk Alexander Grischuk 3022 8 51.75
16 2 GM @mishanick Alexey Sarana 3047 8 51.25
17 92 IM @hurricane7791 Pere Garriga Cazorla 2781 8 48.25
18 54 FM @suyu28 Suyog Wagh 2853 8 46
19 46 GM @K_A_S_T_O_R Rodrigo Vasquez 2831 8 45.75
20 179 GM @chito89 Axel Bachmann 2624 8 44.5
49 94 GM @Vanina1989 Valentina Gunina 2736 7 34.5

(Full final standings here.)

Martinez won $1,000. Vokhidov earned $750 for second place after tiebreaks, Andreikin $300 for third, and Indjic $150 for fourth. Despite his final-round loss, Svane finished fifth on tiebreaks and won $100. GM Valentina Gunina won the $100 prize for the best women’s score.

Late Tournament

As in the early tournament, the player to emerge at the top of the standings towards the middle rounds could not hold things together in the late tournament. This time it was fan favorite GM Eric Hansen, who remained perfect longest, including wins over GMs Daniil Dubov, Oleksandr Bortnyk, and early tournament winner Martinez.

Hansen took his 7/7 score into a round-eight matchup with Grischuk in what turned out to be a clear turning point.

Grischuk picked up two more big wins in the next two rounds, taking down Martinez and then Andreikin, with a fairly amusing conclusion against the latter opponent.

That brought Grischuk to a 9/10 score and no one else within a half-point. A share of first guaranteed even with a loss, he took a 12-move draw against GM Baadur Jobava to wrap things up.

May 17 Titled Tuesday | Late | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fed Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 6 GM @Grischuk Alexander Grischuk 3022 9.5 61.25
2 34 GM @dretch Conrad Holt 2906 9 56.75
3 21 GM @Beca95 Aleksandar Indjic 2941 9 52.25
4 15 GM @Salem-AR Salem AR Saleh 2958 9 48.5
5 5 GM @Jospem Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 3033 8.5 59
6 2 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 3066 8.5 56
7 26 GM @erichansen Eric Hansen 2937 8.5 53.25
8 4 GM @exoticprincess Baadur Jobava 3028 8.5 52.5
9 29 GM @LastGladiator1 Aydin Suleymanli 2931 8.5 48.75
10 58 FM @MarcoRiehle Marco Riehle 2814 8 52.75
11 49 GM @Vladimir_Zakhartsov Vladimir Zakhartsov 2836 8 50.25
12 20 GM @Sanan_Sjugirov Sanan Sjugirov 2924 8 46.5
13 11 GM @champ2005 Raunak Sadhwani 2970 8 45.5
14 25 GM @VincentKeymer Vincent Keymer 2917 8 45
15 88 GM @almo64 Alexander Motylev 2756 8 42
16 33 GM @Azeryahu Gyula Pap 2878 8 41
17 46 IM @OhanyanEminChess Emin Ohanyan 2822 8 36
18 7 GM @Duhless Daniil Dubov 2964 7.5 49.25
19 37 GM @TigrVShlyape Gata Kamsky 2862 7.5 46.5
20 17 GM @rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 2926 7.5 41
27 66 IM @Flawless_Fighter Polina Shuvalova 2742 7.5 34.75

(Full final standings here.)

As tournament victor, Grischuk won $1,000. GM Conrad Holt jumped into second place on tiebreaks to earn $750, with Indjic taking $300 for third, Saleh $150 for a fourth-place finish, and Martinez settled for another $100 for fifth. That gave Martinez $1,100 on the day and Indjic $450. The $100 prize for top woman went to IM Polina Shuvalova.

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