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Friday, December 20, 2013

Basque Chess at SportAccord World Mind Games Sergey Karjakin, Zhao Xue win Gold in Men, Women's Section

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hello everyone,

Sergey Karjakin from Russia dominated the Basque system chess tournament at the SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing the last few days. Karjakin won the gold with a great score of 8,5 out of 10. His advantage over second Shahkryiar Memadyarov from Azerbaijan was up two points. Bronze went to Ruslan Ponomariov from Ukraine.

In the women's section China got the ultimate triumph by taking all the top three medals, Gold: Zhao Xue China 7.5 points, Silver: Hou Yifan China 7. points, Bronze: Ju Wenjun China 7. points. Right behind were GMs Viktorija Cmilyte and GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, at just a point away.

In ”Basque” chess, the players face each other in two games simultaneously. 

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