Aleksei Sarana Wins His First Titled Arena.


GM Aleksei Sarana won his first Titled Arena on Saturday, finishing a comfortable 14 points ahead of the field. Second Place was taken by IM Minh Le, a Titled Arena mainstay. Third place was GM Zhamsaran Tsydypov. Of note was the differing Berserk strategies employed. Sarana didn’t berserk once in 48 games, including one where he had a 750 point rating advantage. On the other side of the spectrum was Le who berserked every game he played.

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The next Lichess Titled Arena will be on May 22nd. The time control will be 1+0.