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SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid) Tournament

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

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Morozevich vs Mamedyarov 1-042 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Fressinet vs A Giri 1-048 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D85 Grunfeld
3. Bologan vs Aronian  ½-½57 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)C67 Ruy Lopez
4. Grischuk vs Jobava  ½-½66 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)C02 French, Advance
5. Radjabov vs Ding Liren 0-136 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
6. Leko vs Wang Hao  ½-½45 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)C11 French
7. Karjakin vs Morozevich  ½-½47 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)B49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk  0-142 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Aronian vs Nakamura ½-½104 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
10. Kamsky vs Fressinet  ½-½36 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Ding Liren vs Jobava  1-040 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)E70 King's Indian
12. Wang Hao vs Grischuk 0-134 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D90 Grunfeld
13. Leko vs Bologan 1-050 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)B41 Sicilian, Kan
14. A Giri vs Radjabov  0-130 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)A05 Reti Opening
15. Ivanchuk vs Karjakin 0-147 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
16. Nakamura vs Kamsky 1-070 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Ivanchuk vs Bologan  0-133 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)A00 Uncommon Opening
18. Karjakin vs Leko 0-131 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)A07 King's Indian Attack
19. Morozevich vs Aronian ½-½40 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D85 Grunfeld
20. Grischuk vs A Giri  ½-½93 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)C42 Petrov Defense
21. Jobava vs Kamsky  0-153 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
22. Mamedyarov vs Fressinet 0-164 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
23. Bologan vs Nakamura  0-160 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. Radjabov vs Wang Hao  ½-½62 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid)E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
25. Ding Liren vs Ivanchuk 1-058 2012 SportAccord 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.

Dec-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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>:http://youtu.be/at16g_sxFro

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:http://youtu.be/sOVFtLNqPg0
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.

Dec-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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cont.

<44...Ne2??>


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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

Dec-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: <What a troll comment.
>

Thanks for seconding me.

Dec-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Wow, three, that's three(!!!) silver medals for Nakamura, finishing second in each event.

Tremendous!

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 cg.com?

Dec-20-12  hellopolgar: I guess I was exaggerating a little bit:)
Dec-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <frogbert> has it right, though I expect no such admission from the <So-bots>.
Dec-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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