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World Mind Games Festival in China

Mind Games in China
The World Mind Games Festival in Beijing takes place from the 8th to the 16th of December in Beijing. Apart from Chess, there are also tournaments involving Bridge, Draughts, Go and Chinese Chess. There are three disciplines in the chess section, Quickplay, Blitz and Blindfold.

There are 32 players involving many of the World's best Men and Women. All sixteen men are above 2690 and the women are all in the top 50.

The rapid took place on the 9th to 11th of December.

The Blitz on the 12th and 14th, and the Blindfold will take place on the 14th to 16th.

The players in the Men's section:

Seed Name Age Country Elo World rank
1 Vassily Ivanchuk 42 UKR 2775 6
2 Sergey Karjakin 21 RUS 2763 8
3 Vugar Gashimov 25 AZE 2757 11
4 Alexander Grischuk 28 RUS 2752 13
5 Wang Hao 22 CHN 2736 16
6 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 26 AZE 2733 18
7 Gata Kamsky 37 USA 2732 19
8 Ruslan Ponomariov 28 UKR 2723 33
9 Le Quang Liem 20 VIE 2714 25
10 Anish Giri 17 NED 2714 30
11 Leinier Dominguez Perez 28 CUB 2712 32
12 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 21 FRA 2710 37
13 Zoltan Almasi 35 HUN 2707 38
14 Francisco Vallejo Pons 29 ESP 2705 40
15 Wang Yue 24 CHN 2697 49
16 Peter Heine Nielsen 38 DEN 2693 53

The players in the Women's section:

Seed Name Age Country Elo World rank
1 Hou Yifan 17 CHN 2578 3
2 Anna Muzychuk 21 SLO 2562 4
3 Kateryna Lahno 21 UKR 2549 5
4 Ju Wenjun 20 CHN 2543 7
5 Antoaneta Stefanova 32 BUL 2531 9
6 Nana Dzagnidze 24 GEO 2516 11
7 Dronavalli Harika 20 IND 2513 13
8 Anna Zatonskih 33 USA 2506 15
9 Viktorija Cmilyte 28 LTU 2503 16
10 Elina Danielian 33 ARM 2497 18
11 Pia Cramling 48 SWE 2495 20
12 Monika Socko 33 POL 2479 24
13 Yelena Dembo 28 GRE 2468 30
14 Almira Skripchenko 35 FRA 2468 31
15 Elisabeth Paehtz 26 GER 2457 35
16 Alexandra Kosteniuk 27 RUS 2439 44

Official site: http://sportaccord2011.fide.com/

Live games: http://sportaccord2011.fide.com/tournament-games.html

 


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