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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Congratulations to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave for winning SportAccord World Mind Games Men's Blitz 2011

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Hello everyone,

Time for a little chess news update from Beijing. The SportAccord World Mind Games - for which Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk is the official ambassador - saw French Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave pick up the gold in the men's blitz event. He scored 12 points in 16 games. Russian Grandmaster Alexander Grischuk picked up the silver with 10.5 points and Azerbaijan Grandmaster Shahriyar Mamedyarov got the bronze. The 4th place went to Russian Sergey Karjakin with 9.5 points. Azerbaijan Vugar Gashimov, Spanish Pons Vallejo and Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk share 5-7 places with 9 points.

Photo: Winners of the men and women's section of Blitz at SportAccord World Mind Games 2011. See our report on women's event here.

You can track some nice photos at the official website.

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