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World Mind Games: Wang Yue Wins Rapid Tournament

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 13.12.13 17:22.

The rapid section of the World Mind Games in Beijing was surprisingly won by local hero Wang Yue. The 26-year-old grandmaster defeated Peter Leko and caught the Hungarian in the very last round to clinch the first prize. Valentina Gunina won the women's section with 6.0/7.

Leko was leading after the first day and continued strongly with another win against Wang Hao, who sacrificed a knight for two pawns and an attack. The Chinese GM soon gave another Exchange, but by giving back material Leko could stay on top.

In the penultimate round, Leko drew with Grischuk. Perhaps White had more at some point, but in the end with a neat queen sac he forced a perpetual:


Meanwhile, Wang Yue had reached "plus two" with the following win against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov:

In the all-decisive game, the Chinese player won with the black pieces. In a Sicilian Taimanov, his knight was as strong as White's bishop and his rooks were more active. Maybe the double rook ending was a draw, but Leko, who needed just a draw for gold, couldn't hold it. Because the first tiebreaker was the individual result, Wang won the tournament.

World Mind Games 2013 | Rapid | Final Standings

Rank Title Name Rtg Federation Pts vict MBl
1 GM Wang Yue 2729 China 5.0 4 3
2 GM Leko Peter 2738 Hungary 5.0 4 3
3 GM Grischuk Alexander 2828 Russia 4.5 3 4
4 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2758 Cuba 4.5 3 3
5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2795 Azerbaijan 4.0 4 3
6 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2799 Russia 4.0 3 4
7 GM Wang Hao 2690 China 4.0 2 4
8 GM Karjakin Sergey 2787 Russia 3.5 3 4
9 GM Radjabov Teimour 2749 Azerbaijan 3.5 2 3
10 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2748 Ukraine 3.0 2 4
11 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2761 France 3.0 2 4
12 GM Kamsky Gata 2734 United States of America 3.0 2 3
13 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2732 Ukraine 3.0 1 3
14 GM Aronian Levon 2797 Armenia 2.5 1 3
15 GM Le Quang Liem 2756 Vietnam 2.0 1 4
16 GM Giri Anish 2700 Netherlands 1.5 1 4

You can download the full PGN file of games here via TWIC.


In the women's section Valentina Gunina had started with 4.0/4 and the first game on Friday was an important one. She faced the reigning world champion, and managed to hold this game to a draw.

After another draw, with Kateryna Lagno, Gunina finished the tournament in style with a win against Nana Dazgnidze:

World Mind Games 2013 | Rapid (women) | Final Standings

Rank Title Name Rtg Federation Pts vict MBl
1 GM Gunina Valentina 2543 Russia 6.0 5 4
2 GM Hou Yifan 2579 China 5.0 3 4
3 WGM Ju Wenjun 2552 China 4.5 4 4
4 GM Lagno Kateryna 2566 Ukraine 4.5 3 3
5 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2575 Georgia 4.0 3 3
6 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2513 Germany 4.0 4 4
7 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2503 Russia 3.5 3 3
8 GM Ushenina Anna 2478 Ukraine 3.5 3 3
9 GM Koneru Humpy 2626 India 3.5 2 3
10 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2582 Bulgaria 3.5 2 3
11 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2588 Russia 3.0 2 4
12 GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2450 Lithuania 3.0 0 4
13 GM Cramling Pia 2513 Sweden 2.5 1 4
14 GM Zhao Xue 2489 China 2.0 1 3
15 GM Sebag Marie 2502 France 2.0 1 3
16 GM Muzychuk Anna 2566 Slovenia 1.5 0 4

You can download the full PGN file of games here via TWIC.


The sixth edition of the World Mind Games takes place 12-20 December, 2013 in Beijing, China. This multi-sport event includes five mind sports: bridge, chess, draughts, go and xiangqi (Chinese chess). The players will now play a three-day blitz tournament followed by a "Basque System" tournament with games played at two boards at the same time.

Schedule

Wednesday, December 11th Opening ceremony
Thursday, December 12th 14:00-19:00    Rapid Event: 1-4 rounds (men), 1-4 rounds (women)
Friday, December 13th 14:00-19:00    Rapid Event: 5-7 rounds (men), 5-7 rounds (women)
Saturday, December 14th 14:00-19:00    Blitz Event: 1-10 rounds (men), 1-10 rounds (women)
Sunday, December 15th 14:00-19:00    Blitz Event: 11-20 rounds (men), 11-20 rounds (women)
Monday, December 16th 14:00-19:00    Blitz Event: 21-30 rounds (men), 21-30 rounds (women)
Tuesday, December 17th 14:00-19:00    Basque System: 1-3 rounds (men), 1-3 rounds (women)
Wednesday, December 18th 11:00-16:00    Basque System: 4-5 rounds (men), 4-5 rounds (women) &
Closing Ceremony
Thursday, December 19th Departure

 All photos courtesy of FIDE

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  • vor 12 Monate

    xmissw

    interesting...

  • vor 12 Monate

    MikyZ

    Leko and Grischuk are looking as if they were really annoyed. Grischuk: "If second place is first loser - what is third place?"

    :)

  • vor 12 Monate

    CP6033

    poor play from Aronian. Leko did well though and so did grischuck. Congrats to wang yu

  • vor 12 Monate

    wjcsz

    Great!!!

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