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🏆 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque) (2013)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Ruslan Ponomariov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Gata Kamsky, Peter Leko, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Le Quang Liem

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque) (2013)

Played in Beijing, China 17-18 December 2013. Basque: the players played two games one with each color simultaneously against the same opponent (5 opponents). Official site: http://sportaccord2013.fide.com/. TWIC: http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews.... Pairings and results: http://sportaccord2013.fide.com/en/.... Crosstable: http://sportaccord2013.fide.com/en/.... Photo of winners: http://sportaccord2013.fide.com/ima...

The 3rd SportAccord event moreover included SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid) (2013) and 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 (Women, Basque) (2013) (17-18 December).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Radjabov vs Wang Yue  ½-½1322013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
2. Aronian vs Grischuk  ½-½322013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)A48 King's Indian
3. Ponomariov vs Karjakin  ½-½502013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Karjakin vs Ponomariov 1-0652013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C78 Ruy Lopez
5. A Giri vs Leko  1-0882013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. Leko vs A Giri  ½-½512013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Wang Yue 0-1652013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C42 Petrov Defense
8. Wang Yue vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½592013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
9. Wang Hao vs Grischuk 0-1262013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Grischuk vs Wang Hao  1-0652013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Mamedyarov vs Radjabov  ½-½332013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Grischuk vs Aronian  ½-½732013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C67 Ruy Lopez
13. L Dominguez vs Le Quang Liem  ½-½492013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C67 Ruy Lopez
14. Leko vs Wang Hao  ½-½432013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Wang Hao vs Leko  1-0562013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)E12 Queen's Indian
16. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ivanchuk 0-1232013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
17. Ivanchuk vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½682013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
18. A Giri vs Kamsky  0-1652013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)E15 Queen's Indian
19. Kamsky vs A Giri  ½-½482013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. Wang Yue vs Radjabov  ½-½632013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
21. Mamedyarov vs I Nepomniachtchi  0-1502013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D90 Grunfeld
22. I Nepomniachtchi vs Mamedyarov  0-1772013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
23. Le Quang Liem vs L Dominguez  1-0472013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Radjabov vs Mamedyarov  ½-½292013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Grischuk vs L Dominguez 0-1422013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)A07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-18-13  notyetagm: SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque) (2013)

Karjakin kicked ass in this format: a 2-point lead(!!) over second place!

Dec-18-13  notyetagm: And by the way, first!
Dec-18-13  Mr. President: <first> http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7416/...
Dec-21-13  Sihlous: That really is an incredible performance...Especially over this field...Always happy to see Karjakin do well.
Dec-21-13  RedShield: I associate basques with Barcelona and Madonna. What have they to do with chess?
Dec-21-13  Valmy: <redshield> If you associate Basques with Barcelona, then you should review your geography.
Dec-21-13  RedShield: Oh wait a minute, they're Catalans, aren't they? Make that Athletic Bilbao.
Dec-21-13  RedShield: <On Tuesday and Wednesday, the last two days of the World Mind Games' chess events, the players entered a new discipline at this event: the “Basque System”, named after a tournament held in San Sebastian two year ago. It's like playing rapid chess but with the opponents playing two games simultaneously. According to the official website, this remarkable system created a lot of tense an interesting situations, “especially when both players where in timetrouble, on both boards”.

[...]

On Facebook GM Emil Sutovsky started a discussion about this.

“I can not recall a single high-quality game played in either London / Beijing - in fact, the vast majority of them were decided by the inexplicable blunders. The winners are, as always, deserving. But I am talking purely about chess content and chess value. And I also feel that the public was not following the events as closely, as it would be with a classical format. But maybe these are just my feelings? What do you think? Did you like it fast? Was there a real SHOW, which compensated for a real CHESS? Your feedback is important, please cast your opinion.”>

http://www.chessvibes.com/world-min...

Dec-25-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Valmy: <redshield> If you associate Basques with Barcelona, then you should review your geography.>

And anyone who associates basques with anything other that underwear should give up chess.

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