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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sport Accord World Mind Games Chess 2013: Wang Yue, Valentina Gunina win Chess Rapid (men and women's) Event

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

Hello everyone,

Congratulations to Wang Yue of China and Valentina Gunina of Russia for winning the Rapid Chess events (in the men and women's categories) at the SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing. The champions were crowned after two days of exciting rapid chess. In the women's section, reigning women's world chess champion Hou Yifan was second and Ju Wenjun was third. In the men's section, Peter Leko was second and Alexander Grischuk was third. 

Meanwhile, special school visits have also been arranged at the event to encourage students and give children an educative cultural experience. The SportAccord school visits included a group of young students visiting the World Mind Games venue, while SportAccord President, Mr. Marius L. Vizer and World Bridge Federation President, Mr. Giovanni Arrigo Rona attended the Number 5 Beijing High School. 

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