Niemann Wins Week 24 Swiss: Summary Report


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

GM Hans Niemann won the week 24 Swiss of the Rapid Chess Championship presented by Coinbase.

Participating in the event were 39 competitors—open to all GMs as well as the top-10 women, top-10 juniors, as well as 10 wildcards. The knockout takes place on August 7, starting at 9 am PT / 6 pm CEST.

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Niemann clinched clear first with an undefeated seven points. GM Jeffery Xiong won clear second with 6.5. There was a five-way tie for third between GMs Kirill Alekseenko, Samuel Sevian, Hikaru Nakamura, Le Liem, and Vladimir Fedoseev. Vugar Rasulov claimed the final qualification spot, finishing eighth with the top tiebreaks of players with 5.5.

Saturday Swiss | Final Standings (Top 20)

Number Rk Fat Title Username Name Rating Score SB
1 8 GM HansOnTwitch Hans Niemann 2700 7 35.5
2 5 GM jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 2760 6.5 28.5
3 25 GM BilodeauA Kirill Alekseenko 2609 6 30
4 3 GM Konavets Sam Sevian 2756 6 28.25
5 1 GM Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 2802 6 27.75
6 9 GM LiemLe Liem Lee 2677 6 25.25
7 4 GM Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 2747 6 21.75
8 21 GM vugarrasulov Vugar Rasulov 2619 5.5 25.25
9 15 GM Joseph Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 2639 5.5 22.25
10 10 GM Grischuk Alexander Grischuk 2662 5.5 22
10 7 GM FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 2724 5.5 22
12 27 GM Infernal_XaM Pavel Ponkratov 2583 5.5 20.25
13 6 GM mishanick Alexey Sarana 2729 5.5 19
14 18 GM Salem AR Salem AR Saleh 2634 5 23
15 16 GM ChristopherYoo Christopher Woojin Yoo 2634 5 16
16 29 GM shimastream Aleksandr Shimanov 2543 4.5 22.75
17 2 GM lachesisQ Ian Nepomniachtchi 2721 4.5 19.75
18 26 GM platy3 Alan Pichot 2572 4.5 16.5
19 31 GM SergeiAza Sergei Azarov 2519 4.5 16.25
20 13 GM Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 2631 4 13

(Full final standings here.)


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