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Levon Aronian and Hou Yifan win the blindfold event in Beijing
Thursday, December 20, 2012 17:10
Levon Aronian won the third and final chess event at the World Mind Games in Beijing: blindfold chess. The Armenian grandmaster scored 5.5/7 which was half a point more than Hikaru Nakamura. The bronze medal went to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Hou Yifan won the women's section ahead of Viktorija Cmilyte and Anna Zatonskih. Levon Aronian and Hou Yifan...
Sergey Karjakin and Alexandra Kosteniuk win the blitz
Monday, December 17, 2012 16:18
Sergey Karjakin won the gold medal at the blitz chess part of the World Mind Games in Beijing, China. The Russian grandmaster scored a splendid 12.5/15 which was 1.5 points more than Hikaru Nakamura. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the bronze medal on tie-break. In the women's section Alexandra Kosteniuk edged out Anna Muzychuk on tie-break. Sergey...
Rapid gold for Laurent Fressinet & Kateryna Lahno in Beijing
Sunday, December 16, 2012 20:09
Laurent Fressinet won the rapid tournament at the World Mind Games in Beijing, China. The Frenchman edged out Hikaru Nakamura on tie-break after both players finished on 5.5/7. In the women's section the gold medal went to Kateryna Lahno, who had the better tie-break after finishing shared first with Hou Yifan, Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk....
World Mind Games take off in Beijing
Friday, December 14, 2012 12:52
The fifth edition of the World Mind Games, the second organized by SportAccord, is currently under way in Beijing, China. This multi-sport event includes five mind sports: bridge, chess, draughts, go and xiangqi (Chinese chess). The chess players play rapid, blitz and blindfold. A scene from the opening ceremony in Beijing | All photos by...
World Mind Games: blitz and blindfold
Monday, December 19, 2011 11:46
At the World Mind Games in Beijing, China Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France won the blitz event while Zoltan Almasi of Hungary finished first in the blindfold tournament. World Champion Hou Yifan of China won both the blitz and the blindfold women's tournaments. A group photo with all the winners in Beijing | All photos © FIDE for the official...
Wang Hao and Kosteniuk rapid winners at World Mind Games
Monday, December 12, 2011 12:34
At the Sport Accord World Mind Games, which currently take place in Beijing, China Wang Hao won the rapid tournament in the men's section and Alexandra Kosteniuk in the women's section. The chess part of the World Mind Games continues after the weekend with blitz and blindfold tournaments. Wang Hao receives the first prize with Vugar Gashimov (...