Bortnyk Wins Week 20 Swiss Heading Into Knockout: Summary Report


This is our quick summary report. Check out our full report after Sunday’s knockout tournament.

GM Oleksandr Bortnyk won week 20 of the Rapid Chess Championship presented by Coinbase, starting the tournament with a 5-0 winning streak.

Participating in the event were 45 competitors—now open to all GMs as well as the top-10 women, top-10 juniors, as well as 10 wildcards. The knockout takes place on July 10, starting at 9 am PT / 18:00 CEST.

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Bortnyk clinched clear first with seven points, including victories against three tournament favorites, GM Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Fedoseev, and Nodirbek Abdusattorov. There was a four-way tie for second place among Fedoseev, GM’s Wesley So, David Paravyan, and Abhimanyu Puranik, each with 6.5 points. Nakamura, GM Daniil Dubov, and GM Benjamin Bok claimed the last three qualification spots, tying for sixth to eighth with six points.

Saturday Swiss | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fat Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 14 GM Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 2673 7 35
2 4 GM GMWSO Wesley So 2739 6.5 32.25
3 10 GM dropstoneDP David Paravyan 2663 6.5 31
4 3 GM Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 2757 6.5 27
5 18 GM abhidabhi Abhimanyu Puranic 2653 6.5 25.75
6 7 GM Duhless Daniil Dubov 2693 6 29.5
6 24 GM GMBenjaminBook Benjamin Book 2597 6 29.5
8 1 GM Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 2817 6 27.5
9 37 GM Hrant_ChessMood Hrant Melkumyan 2505 6 25
10 5 GM mishanick Alexey Sarana 2701 5.5 25
11 9 GM ChessWarrior7197 Nodirbek Abdusattorov 2667 5.5 24.25
12 26 GM Jumbo Rinat Jumabayev 2537 5.5 19.5
13 6 GM viditches Vidit Gujrathi 2685 5.5 18.5
14 15 GM Joseph Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 2629 5 21.5
15 2 GM FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 2767 5 17.5
16 31 GM Njal28 Aram Hakobyan 2519 5 16.25
17 13 GM ChessLover0108 Mohammad Muradli 2592 4.5 21
18 45 GM TregubovP Pavel Tregubov 2334 4.5 13.75
19 33 GM ActorXu Xu Yi 2439 4.5 11
20 40 GM rococo Gil Popilski 2506 4 20.5
21 12 GM Shield12 Shamsiddin Vokhidov 2604 4 16.75
22 27 GM Sychev_Klementy Klementy Sychev 2518 4 16.25
23 29 GM Anton_Demchenko Anton Demchenko 2505 4 7.75

(Full final standings here.)


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