Titled Tuesday Double Tournaments And Triple Prizes

Exciting changes are coming to Titled Tuesday starting February 1. We now offer of them tournaments and a big bump for the prizes: we will distribute $5,000 every Tuesday—$2,500 per tournament and over $250,000 per year! That’s more than triple the $80,000 we awarded in 2021 on Title Tuesdays alone. Whether you’re a gamer or a fan, these changes mean more frequent, more convenient, and more rewarding opportunities to play or watch, compete or have fun.

Titled Tuesday has since its debut in 2014 become the premier weekly event for all online chess, featuring nearly every notable player in the scene throughout its history, including the GM 4-time speed chess champion (and 5 times American Champion) Hikaru Nakamura, GM World Championship challengers Ian Nepomniachtchi, GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Sergei Karjakin, and even GM world champion Magnus Carlsen played.

With two events every Tuesday and bigger prizes, Titled Tuesday is set to take the biggest leap in its more than seven-year history. Read more about this below.

Double the tournaments, double the fun

Titled Tuesday now means twice the chance of winning for titled players, and twice the failures to watch out for for those without their titles. Instead of just one tournament at 10 a.m. Pacific every Tuesday, we’ll have one earlier and one later. This should give many more titled players around the world at least one convenient time to play each week.

Tournament Los Angeles New York Paris Bombay
1st Tournament 8am 11 a.m. 17:00 9:30 p.m.
2nd Tournament 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 23:00 3h30

Note: Due to DST, in 2022 the time will be one hour earlier in India from March 16 to October 25 and Europe on March 16 and 23, and one hour later in Europe on November 1 .

The old 10 a.m. Pacific time in the United States was not ideal for players in Asia, but now the first tournament will end before midnight in India. This means more opportunities for players like GM Vidit Gujrathi, GM Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa or GM Raunak Sadhwani in addition to your favorite regulars like Nakamura, GM Jeffery Xiong or GM Alexandra Kosteniuk.

Two events every Tuesday means more options for everyone. So does having twice as many tournaments mean twice as much money? No. It’s better than that.

… And triple the money: new bigger prizes

Each tournament now has a prize of $2,500, up 56% from the previous $1,600. The daily total of $5,000 is more than triple the previous total. At 52 weeks per year, that’s $260,000 per year in prize money.

Place Old price NEW PRICE
1st $750 $1,000
2nd $400 $750
3rd $150 $300
4th $100 $150
5th $0 $100
1st (women) $100 $100
Best streamer $100 $100
Total (per tournament) $1600 $2500
Total (per day/week) $1600 $5000
Total (per year) $83,200 $260,000

Why are we doing this?

You like chess. We love chess. Our mission is to develop the game of chess. Why not host more than one of our biggest events? Titled Tuesday has been roughly the same since October 20, 2020: same duration, same time, same prices. It’s time we gave players and fans more flexibility and more bang for their buck.

Titled Tuesday can now be enjoyed equally and conveniently by players and fans on all continents.

Find Titled Tuesday and all Chess.com live streams at youtube.com/chesscomlive.

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