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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Congratulations to Hou Yifan for winning the SportAccord World Mind Games Blitz

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Hello everyone,

Congratulations to the talented Hou Yifan for winning the SportAccord World Mind Games Blitz Event of the Women's Section. She had a fine show picking up the gold with 11.5 points out of 15. Congrats to former women's world chess champion Antoaneta Stefanova for the silver with  9.5 points and Anna Muzychuk from Slovenia picking up the bronze on tiebreak. Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk from Russia shared the 4th and 5th places with 9 points each.

As you already know, the Chess Queen has been happy with the gold in the Rapid Section of the SportAccord World Mind Games for which she is also the official ambassador. "The competition was brilliant", - according to SportAccord President Hein Verbruggen, who visited the competition on the second day. - "It is a great spectacle".

You can track some great photos and other Mind Sport games at the official website.

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