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SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid) Tournament

Laurent Fressinet5.5/7(+4 -0 =3)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura5.5/7(+5 -1 =1)[games]
Ding Liren4.5/7(+4 -2 =1)[games]
Alexander Grischuk4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Teimour Radjabov4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Alexander Morozevich4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Gata Kamsky3.5/7(+3 -3 =1)[games]
Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava3.5/7(+3 -3 =1)[games]
Peter Leko3.5/7(+3 -3 =1)[games]
Wang Hao3.5/7(+1 -1 =5)[games]
Anish Giri3/7(+2 -3 =2)[games]
Sergey Karjakin3/7(+2 -3 =2)[games]
Levon Aronian2.5/7(+0 -2 =5)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov2/7(+2 -5 =0)[games]
Viktor Antonovich Bologan1.5/7(+1 -5 =1)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Morozevich vs Mamedyarov 1-0422012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Fressinet vs A Giri 1-0482012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D85 Grunfeld
3. Bologan vs Aronian  ½-½572012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)C67 Ruy Lopez
4. Grischuk vs Jobava  ½-½662012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)C02 French, Advance
5. Radjabov vs Ding Liren 0-1362012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
6. Leko vs Wang Hao  ½-½452012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)C11 French
7. Karjakin vs Morozevich  ½-½472012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)B49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk  0-1422012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Aronian vs Nakamura ½-½1042012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
10. Kamsky vs Fressinet  ½-½362012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Ding Liren vs Jobava  1-0402012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)E70 King's Indian
12. Wang Hao vs Grischuk 0-1342012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D90 Grunfeld
13. Leko vs Bologan 1-0502012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)B41 Sicilian, Kan
14. A Giri vs Radjabov  0-1302012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)A05 Reti Opening
15. Ivanchuk vs Karjakin 0-1472012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
16. Nakamura vs Kamsky 1-0702012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Ivanchuk vs Bologan  0-1332012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
18. Karjakin vs Leko 0-1312012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)A07 King's Indian Attack
19. Morozevich vs Aronian ½-½402012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D85 Grunfeld
20. Grischuk vs A Giri  ½-½932012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)C42 Petrov Defense
21. Jobava vs Kamsky  0-1532012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
22. Mamedyarov vs Fressinet 0-1642012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
23. Bologan vs Nakamura  0-1602012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. Radjabov vs Wang Hao  ½-½622012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
25. Ding Liren vs Ivanchuk 1-0582012SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Dec-18-12  magnifico: <FIDE doesn't publish actual top 100s yet because the results that are in don't say a lot about the real strength of the players.>

Evil can not metamorphose into something good even if you give it all the time in the world.

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  HeMateMe: Just out of curiosity, I used the search window here to check So. v. Carlsen. There are no games, of course, because Wesley So isn't talanted enough to be in the same events as Carlsen.

Reality is a tough place, but we all have to live there.

Dec-18-12  magnifico: <There are no games, of course, because Wesley So isn't talanted enough to be in the same events as Carlsen.>

There is no games, of course, because Wesley So isn't pampered enough to be in the same events as Carlsen.

Dec-18-12  magnifico: <Reality is a tough place, but we all have to live there.>

You live in a dreamworld. I heard you singing: <Dreams are my Reality>:

Dec-18-12  Jason Frost: Ouch, Karjakin vs Ding Liren (round 4 - blind)

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Karjakin played 32.Qxb5?? dropping mate in two, when the simple 32.Rxb7+ would have just lead to instant resignation.

Dec-18-12  magnifico: after that blunder, the table is turned. Karjakin will be mated in two by a consortium of 2 black knights and a rook. Liren unleashes his wrath and fury from the early pounding by Sergie...and declares: You shall pay for your barbarism:
Dec-18-12  AuN1: < Jason Frost: Ouch, Karjakin vs Ding Liren (round 4 - blind)

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Karjakin played 32.Qxb5?? dropping mate in two, when the simple 32.Rxb7+ would have just lead to instant resignation.>

Rxa6+ may have been even better.

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  Check It Out: <HeMateMe>

What a troll comment.

Dec-19-12  Jason Frost: Some more blindfold fun

Bologan-Fressinet Round 3 <38...Qg5??>

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Mamedyarov-Aronian Round 4 <21.Rc4??>

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Giri-Fressinet Round 6 <43...Rh3??>

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Mamedyarov - Nakamura Round 6 <18.Qg7??>

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Dec-19-12  Kikoman: Congratulations! Laurent Fressinet in winning the rapid event :)x

Congratulations! Sergey Karjakin in winning the blitz event :)x

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  HeMateMe: <What a troll comment.

Thanks for seconding me.

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  notyetagm: Wow, three, that's three(!!!) silver medals for Nakamura, finishing second in each event.


SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid) (2012)/Hikaru Nakamura

SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Blitz) (2012)/Hikaru Nakamura

SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Blindfold) (2012)/Hikaru Nakamura

Dec-19-12  14DogKnight: He actually tied for first in the rapid. Great job by Nakamura.
Dec-19-12  14DogKnight: He should get a gold for first overall
Dec-19-12  frogbert: <i have a feeling that Wesley So will never get invited to any tournament besides SPICE cup.>

strange statement, as he's already been invited to several tournaments besides spice cup. being ironic, hellopolgar?

Dec-19-12  waustad: Yes, it was an impressive performance by Naka. 7 rapid, 15 blitz and 7 blindford games against some of the world's best in a week is a very tough tournement. For most it was in a very foreign time zone. They all deserve a break. I hope they were compensated accordingly.
Dec-20-12  hellopolgar: <frogbert> it always amuses me to poke fun at millions of wesley so fans on here.

besides "wesley so will not be invited to top level tournaments given his sub-2700 rating", i guess i was also hinting that SPICE cup isn't a "real" tournament.

Dec-20-12  frogbert: <millions of wesley so fans>

isn't 13 + a few hundred socks the right figure, if we're talking people contributing to

Dec-20-12  hellopolgar: I guess I was exaggerating a little bit:)
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  perfidious: <frogbert> has it right, though I expect no such admission from the <So-bots>.
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  kevinatcausa: One possible overall ranking (rescaling each event to be out of the same number of points and taking averages):

Nakamura: 74.4%
Aronian: 58.1%
Morozevich: 54.6%
Karjakin: 54.0%
Grischuk: 52.2%
Fressinet: 51.0%
Mamedyarov: 51.0%
Radjabov: 50.3%
Leko: 50.2%
Ding: 49.4%
Wang: 47.8%
Ivanchuk: 41.6%
Giri: 39.7%
Jobava: 38.4%
Bologan: 36.0%

Dec-21-12  waustad: A very natural way to find out hwo did best overall is to add up the places and start from the bottom. I suspect 6 wins by a lot.
Dec-21-12  usuario x: <i guess i was also hinting that SPICE cup isn't a "real" tournament.>

SPICE is a pamper goldfish tournament, he should keep playing opens against 2200 players

Dec-21-12  12.12.12: it pains me to see chucky performing like this.

fressinet's performance is impressive, imho.

Jan-15-13  7Heaven: Nakamura lost in rapid/blitz? That's new! It's his expertise in chess.
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