Chinese Chess

Время публикации: 12.12.2013 21:00 | Последнее обновление: 12.12.2013 21:00

World Mind Games started in Beijing

Another "entertaining" tournament starts in Beijing, China: 16-men and 16-women participants will compete for the prizes. Except chess, there will be played bridge, draughts, go and xiangqi (Chinese chess).  

In chess section three competitions will take place: rapid, blitz and basque system chess (playing on two boards at a time).Rapid tournament is scheduled for today and tomorrow (7-round Swiss); the strongest blitz players will be determined on December 14-16 in double round-robin, the basque type chess will be played on December 17-18. The games start at 07:00 CET. Last round will be played at 04.00 CET. 
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Participants (men's section).
Sergey Karjakin
Alexander Grischuk 
Levon Aronian
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Leinier Dominguez
Ruslan Ponomariov
Le Quang Liem
Wang Hao 
Wang Yue   Юэ
Ian Nepomniachtchi
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Gata Kamsky
Peter Leko
Vassily Ivanchuk
Anish Giri

Women's section:
Humpy Koneru
Hou Yifan
Anna Muzychuk
Nana Dzagnidze
Kateryna Lagno
Alexandra Kosteniuk
Valentina Gunina
Antoaneta Stefanova
Ju Wenjun
Marie Sebag
Zhao Xue
Tatiana Kosintseva
Pia Cramling
Anna Ushenina
Elizabeth Paetz
Viktorija Cmilyte

Photos from the opening ceremony are published on the оfficial website of the competition.


  


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  • As we already reported Sergey Karjakin of Russia won the basque system chess competition in Beijing where World Mind Games have been taking place. He commented on his success for our website: