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SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid) Tournament

Wang Yue5/7(+4 -1 =2)[games]
Peter Leko5/7(+4 -1 =2)[games]
Alexander Grischuk4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov4/7(+4 -3 =0)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Wang Hao4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Sergey Karjakin3.5/7(+3 -3 =1)[games]
Teimour Radjabov3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov3/7(+2 -3 =2)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave3/7(+2 -3 =2)[games]
Gata Kamsky3/7(+2 -3 =2)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk3/7(+1 -2 =4)[games]
Levon Aronian2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games]
Le Quang Liem2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]
Anish Giri1.5/7(+1 -5 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid) (2013)

Played in Beijing, China 12-13 December 2013. Official site: http://sportaccord2013.fide.com/. TWIC: http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews.... Crosstable: http://sportaccord2013.fide.com/en/.... Photo of winners: http://sportaccord2013.fide.com/ima...

The 3rd SportAccord event also included SportAccord World Mind Games (Women, Rapid) (2013) (12-13 December), SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Blitz) (2013) and SportAccord World Mind Games (Women, Blitz) (2013) (14-16 December), and SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque) (2013) and SportAccord World Mind Games (Women, Basque) (2013) (17-18 December).

 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. I Nepomniachtchi vs Grischuk  1-0642013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)C45 Scotch Game
27. M Vachier-Lagrave vs L Dominguez  ½-½512013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)A07 King's Indian Attack
28. Ponomariov vs Aronian  ½-½562013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)C67 Ruy Lopez
29. Radjabov vs Ivanchuk  ½-½392013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)E97 King's Indian
30. Le Quang Liem vs Leko  0-1392013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)A15 English
31. Karjakin vs Kamsky  1-0472013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)B27 Sicilian
32. Wang Hao vs Wang Yue  ½-½492013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
33. Radjabov vs M Vachier-Lagrave 1-0382013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
34. Ponomariov vs Ivanchuk  ½-½362013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
35. Le Quang Liem vs A Giri  ½-½352013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
36. Leko vs Wang Yue 0-1642013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
37. L Dominguez vs I Nepomniachtchi 1-0572013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
38. Wang Hao vs Grischuk  ½-½362013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)A30 English, Symmetrical
39. Mamedyarov vs Karjakin 1-0312013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)D90 Grunfeld
40. Radjabov vs Aronian  ½-½582013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
41. Kamsky vs Ponomariov  0-1492013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)A43 Old Benoni
42. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Le Quang Liem 1-01022013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)C54 Giuoco Piano
43. Aronian vs L Dominguez  0-1682013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
44. Karjakin vs Wang Hao  ½-½442013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)C42 Petrov Defense
45. Wang Yue vs Mamedyarov 1-0312013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)A20 English
46. Wang Hao vs Leko  0-1382013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)E12 Queen's Indian
47. Grischuk vs Karjakin  1-0302013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)E12 Queen's Indian
48. Wang Yue vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½422013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)A28 English
49. L Dominguez vs Kamsky  ½-½582013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
50. Mamedyarov vs Aronian 1-0392013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 56  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-13-13
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  Big Pawn: Aronian stumbling badly here. I wonder if he's going to give nakamura second place on a platter?
Dec-13-13
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  Big Pawn: Oh, it's only rapid chess.
Dec-13-13  Edmontonchessclub: Yes, it's only rapid chess, and also playing two rapid games simultaneously, one with white and one with black. This doesn't count for anything, so I doubt Aronian cares too much.

I miss regular chess, at regular time controls. It won't be long, though.

Dec-13-13  dumbgai: I don't think they played two games simultaneously (since there are 7 rounds, an odd number).
Dec-13-13  hellopolgar: <I don't think they played two games simultaneously (since there are 7 rounds, an odd number)> lol, good observation.
Dec-14-13  fisayo123: Panda officially back among the world elite with his performances in the last 2 years.
Dec-14-13  fisayo123: Some of these games are listed as "Classical". I hope the error is corrected.
Dec-14-13  ex0duz: Congrats to Wang Yue.. who is now China's highest rated player again(live ratings). I thought he was down and out basically, but seems like he's slowly worked his way back up to the top.

I guess his style is also good for faster time controls, since he plays solid and has good endgame skills. I hope he can keep it up, and he also gets more opportunities to play in supertourneys again.

Wang Hao also did better than i thought, since i thought he sucked at rapid/blitz(compared to classical).

And is Giri that @#$% at rapid/blitz, or did he just have a really bad tourney? Same questions for Le Quang Liem, anyone know how his rapid/blitz skills are?

Dec-14-13  ex0duz: <fisayo123: Panda officially back among the world elite with his performances in the last 2 years.>

Anyone know where he picked up all his points from, since i don't remember him winning any supertourneys or having really awesome tourney performances recently apart from the recent world team championships..

And i think he's also China's strongest player atm, overtaking Wang Hao(or equal to him). Again, where/when/how did this happen?

Dec-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: yue has the nick Panda? That's a cute name.
Dec-14-13  fisayo123: Quang Liem is going to college in the US now, so he is probably a bit rusty. Giri is usually decent in rapid, but he certainly is no blitzer. Slightly surprised by MVL though.... and Karjakin, but everyday isn't Christmas unless you're Carlsen.
Dec-14-13  nok: <is Giri that @#$%> Yes.
Dec-14-13  fisayo123: Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2013

Pretty remarkable game from Shak. Probably the best one I've seen so far in the rapid section of this tournament.

Dec-14-13  Kain3: Leko did well for a change. He's usually strong in rapid from what I remember.
Dec-14-13  KingchecksQueen: People, our worst nightmare: chinese invasion is inevitable and imminent.
Dec-14-13  QueentakesKing: My prospects to be world champion contenders Aronian and Karjakin are a big disappointment!
Dec-14-13  QueentakesKing: If you can't be good or consistent at rapid or blitz you can't be a world chess champion these days.
Dec-14-13  dumbgai: <If you can't be good or consistent at rapid or blitz you can't be a world chess champion these days.>

It does put you at a disadvantage in the world cup qualifier, as well as in the tiebreak stage of the match itself. Topalov was so wary of Anand's superiority in rapid play that he tried to create complications in a solid position in the final classical game, and lost.

Dec-15-13  Marmot PFL: The Chinese play very well in China, not quite so well abroad (yet).

Lucky for Aronian that these games aren't rated.

Dec-16-13  paavoh: An uncharacteristically feeble start by Ponomariov with three losses in a row?! How he has been doing lately in other events?
Dec-16-13  RedShield: It's worth mentioning that this event is entirely unrelated to the Mind Sports Olympiad, associated with Keene and Buzan:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_S...

Dec-17-13  chessmoron: <Marmot PFL> As I recall, Wang Hao won the 2012 Biel Chess Festival.
Dec-17-13  MountainMatt: I appreciate these super-GMs treating us patzers to some "mere mortal" performances. Some of these games look just like the 15/10 games I play against fellow 1400s. It's very encouraging!
Dec-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Giri seems to be going through a bad patch, after all the promise he showed a couple of years ago. And Leko resurgent is a surprise.
Dec-17-13  Everett: All these players are fantastic. They can't all go +7.
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