Dying, Taxes, And Nakamura’s Bullet Brawl Victories
Three issues in life appear to be a surety: loss of life, taxes, and GM Hikaru Nakamura successful the $400 first prize in Bullet Brawl. Hours after securing victory for the fourth time in Chess.com’s Bullet Chess Championship, Nakamura was again on-line once more, cleansing up the sector for the 152-player Bullet Brawl area for the seventh time because the inaugural version.
With GM Magnus Carlsen taking a relaxation after falling by the hands of the American GM within the ultimate, GM Oleksandr Bortnyk was clearly the second-best participant on Saturday and claimed second place forward of GM Jose Martinez.
IM Karina Ambartsumova once more gained the $100 highest-scoring feminine prize in a good race with IM Anna Sargsyan whereas consumer DragonWizard02 prevailed within the Group occasion after scoring 56 wins, one draw, and solely a single loss.
As all the time, the subsequent version of Bullet Brawl will happen subsequent week on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 10.00 a.m. PT/19:00 CEST.
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Following his defeat within the Bullet Chess Championship, Carlsen graciously indicated that he believes Nakamura is best than him at the moment management and highlighted his longtime rival as “insanely spectacular.”
I’ll see if there’s any extra juice left within the bullet tank by enjoying Bullet Brawl on @chesscom as we speak. Can be streaming it on https://t.co/bMKuOqBcSO. Ship vitality! — Hikaru Nakamura ( @GMHikaru ) July 22, 2023
Nakamura’s run on Saturday was in line with every of his different performances in Bullet Brawl in 2023. Even with a bigger area, he was in a position to sweep via the two-hour enviornment. The American celebrity conceded simply three attracts and 6 losses, which paled compared to the 65 wins he scored.
Proving he nonetheless has juice left within the tank after a giant week of bullet chess. Picture: GMHikaru/Twitch.
Regardless of the time management, Nakamura placed on an exhibition in a wide range of completely different openings, together with within the later levels of the occasion the place he produced a mannequin sport on the white facet of the Sicilian Protection: Grand Prix Assault.
Army precision created a sequence of puzzle-worthy moments all through the occasion, and Nakamura’s capability to drive his opponent’s resignation early helped him to construct an insurmountable complete of 235.
En path to second place, Bortnyk performed damaging chess in opposition to his 3000+ rated colleagues and partly owes his inserting to a 20-move dark-square domination over the eventual third-place Tang. Chess.com’s Recreation Overview produced a lofty efficiency score of 3650 for the Ukrainian within the conflict.
Whereas the world number-two has confirmed his mettle in opposition to Carlsen within the bullet time management, he nonetheless has a technique to go to dent Carlsen’s prowess within the sport’s most prestigious time management.
Rank Fed Title Title Username Score Rating 1 GM Hikaru Nakamura Hikaru 3326 235 2 GM Oleksandr Bortnyk Oleksandr_Bortnyk 3219 203 3 GM Jose Martinez Jospem 3177 182 4 GM Andrew Tang penguimgm1 3130 180 5 GM Azzaro25 3166 173 6 GM Rasmus Svane rasmussvane 3055 163 7 GM Benjamin Bok GMBenjaminBok 2946 156 8 GM David Paravyan dropstoneDP 3128 153 9 GM Vi Pranav vi_pranav 3043 149 10 GM Sergei Zhigalko Zhigalko_Sergei 3107 148 11 GM Aleksandr Shimanov shimastream 3039 142 12 GM Shant Sargsyan Sargsyan_Shant 3003 140 13 GM Dimitry Andreikin FairChess_on_Youtube 3042 137 14 GM Matthias Bluebaum Msb2 3017 134 15 GM Eric Hansen hansen 3038 128 16 NM Janak Awatramani 12teen 2982 127 17 IM Tuan Minh Le wonderfultime 3076 127 18 GM S.L. Narayanan Indianlad 2973 125 19 GN Nihal Sarin nihalsarin 3251 124 20 IM Terry Renato IMTerryble 3013 119
Bullet Brawl is an thrilling new titled enviornment that options Chess.com’s prime bullet specialists that now takes place weekly on Saturdays. The format is a two-hour enviornment with a 1+0 time management; the prize fund is $2,500.
Very like Titled Tuesday and Area Kings, Bullet Brawl usually options prime GMs, together with Hikaru Nakamura, Daniel Naroditsky, Andrew Tang, Tuan Minh Le, and plenty of extra!