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Laurent Fressinet and Kateryna Lahno are Mind Games Rapid champions

Laurent Fressinet

Laurent Fressinet in the final round of SportAccord Mind Games

The rapid sections of the SportAccord Mind Games came to a dramatic end in Beijing, China.

The men section winner of 2012 is Laurent Fressinet who edged out Hikaru Nakamura on better tiebreak score. Nakamura entered the day as sole leader, but right in the first game Fressinet defeated him with black and took the lead. Nakamura quickly recovered and equalized Fressinet in the standings in round 6 by beating Grischuk. A strong final sprint by both players where Nakamura beat Morozevich and Fressinet beat Karjakin, left both with equal 5,5/7, but saw the French Grandmaster lift the title on better tiebreak. The bronze medal was awarded to Alexander Grischuk, who finished with the same points as Ding Liren, but also had better tiebreak.

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In the women section of the SportAccord Mind Games the story was even more complicated. The sole leader of yesterday Yifan Hou had a rough start after a draw with Antoaneta Stefanova and a loss to Elizabeth Paehtz. A final round, where all games finished with decisive results, left four players equal at the top of the standings – Yifan Hou, Kateryna Lahno, Humpy Koneru, and Anna Muzychuk. The tiebreak rules awarded the title to Kateryna Lahno, second place to Yifan Hou, third place for Humpy Koneru, while the short staw was for Anna Muzychuk who finished without a medal.

Scroll down for the full standings and results of all rounds.

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Kateryna Lahno

Strong final day and tiebreak rules bring Kateryna Lahno the gold medal


Final standings World Mind Games

1 Laurent Fressinet 5.5
Hikaru Nakamura 5.5
3 Alexander Grischuk 4.5
Liren Ding 4.5
5 Teimour Radjabov 4
Alexander Morozevich 4
7 Gata Kamsky 3.5
Hao Wang 3.5
Baadur Jobava 3.5
Peter Leko 3.5
11 Anish Giri 3
Sergey Karjakin 3
13 Levon Aronian 2.5
14 Vassily Ivanchuk 2
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2
16 Viktor Bologan 1.5


All results World Mind Games

Anish Giri Hao Wang ½-½
Baadur Jobava Viktor Bologan 1_0
Hikaru Nakamura Alexander Morozevich 1_0
Liren Ding Alexander Grischuk 0-1
Sergey Karjakin Laurent Fressinet 0-1
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Levon Aronian 1_0
Teimour Radjabov Gata Kamsky 1_0
Vassily Ivanchuk Peter Leko 0-1
Alexander Grischuk Hikaru Nakamura 0-1
Alexander Morozevich Baadur Jobava 1_0
Gata Kamsky Sergey Karjakin 1_0
Hao Wang Viktor Bologan 1_0
Laurent Fressinet Liren Ding ½-½
Levon Aronian Vassily Ivanchuk ½-½
Peter Leko Teimour Radjabov 0-1
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Anish Giri 0-1
Alexander Grischuk Gata Kamsky 1_0
Baadur Jobava Anish Giri 1_0
Hikaru Nakamura Laurent Fressinet 0-1
Liren Ding Peter Leko 1_0
Sergey Karjakin Levon Aronian 1_0
Teimour Radjabov Alexander Morozevich 0-1
Vassily Ivanchuk Hao Wang ½-½
Viktor Bologan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 0-1
Alexander Morozevich Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 1_0
Anish Giri Teimour Radjabov 0-1
Gata Kamsky Laurent Fressinet ½-½
Hao Wang Alexander Grischuk 0-1
Levon Aronian Hikaru Nakamura ½-½
Liren Ding Baadur Jobava 1_0
Peter Leko Viktor Bologan 1_0
Vassily Ivanchuk Sergey Karjakin 0-1
Alexander Grischuk Baadur Jobava ½-½
Hikaru Nakamura Gata Kamsky 1_0
Laurent Fressinet Anish Giri 1_0
Peter Leko Hao Wang ½-½
Sergey Karjakin Alexander Morozevich ½-½
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Vassily Ivanchuk 0-1
Teimour Radjabov Liren Ding 0-1
Viktor Bologan Levon Aronian ½-½
Anish Giri Alexander Morozevich 1_0
Baadur Jobava Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 1_0
Gata Kamsky Peter Leko 1_0
Hao Wang Sergey Karjakin ½-½
Hikaru Nakamura Liren Ding 1_0
Laurent Fressinet Alexander Grischuk ½-½
Levon Aronian Teimour Radjabov ½-½
Vassily Ivanchuk Viktor Bologan 0-1
Alexander Grischuk Anish Giri ½-½
Alexander Morozevich Levon Aronian ½-½
Baadur Jobava Gata Kamsky 0-1
Liren Ding Vassily Ivanchuk 1_0
Sergey Karjakin Peter Leko 0-1
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Laurent Fressinet 0-1
Teimour Radjabov Hao Wang ½-½
Viktor Bologan Hikaru Nakamura 0-1


Final standings women

1 Kateryna Lahno 5
Hou Yifan 5
Humpy Koneru 5
Anna Muzychuk 5
5 Elisabeth Paehtz 4.5
6 Antoaneta Stefanova 4
Alexandra Kosteniuk 4
8 Elina Danielian 3.5
Monika Socko 3.5
10 Pia Cramling 3
Xue Zhao 3
12 Anna Zatonskih 2.5
Viktorija Cmilyte 2.5
Dronavali Harika 2.5
15 Zhu Chen 2
16 Bela Khotenashvili 1


All results women

Anna Muzychuk Monika Socko 1_0
Anna Zatonskih Alexandra Kosteniuk 0-1
Antoaneta Stefanova Kateryna Lahno 0-1
Bela Khotenashvili Elina Danielian 0-1
Elisabeth Paehtz Humpy Koneru 0-1
Pia Cramling Hou Yifan 0-1
Viktorija Cmilyte Xue Zhao 0-1
Zhu Chen Dronavali Harika 0-1
Alexandra Kosteniuk Anna Muzychuk 0-1
Bela Khotenashvili Zhu Chen ½-½
Dronavali Harika Xue Zhao 0-1
Elina Danielian Anna Zatonskih ½-½
Hou Yifan Elisabeth Paehtz 0-1
Humpy Koneru Antoaneta Stefanova 0-1
Kateryna Lahno Pia Cramling 1_0
Monika Socko Viktorija Cmilyte 1_0
Anna Muzychuk Pia Cramling ½-½
Anna Zatonskih Bela Khotenashvili 1_0
Antoaneta Stefanova Hou Yifan ½-½
Dronavali Harika Alexandra Kosteniuk 0-1
Elina Danielian Elisabeth Paehtz 0-1
Humpy Koneru Kateryna Lahno 1_0
Viktorija Cmilyte Zhu Chen 1_0
Xue Zhao Monika Socko 0-1
Alexandra Kosteniuk Kateryna Lahno 0-1
Antoaneta Stefanova Viktorija Cmilyte 1_0
Elisabeth Paehtz Anna Muzychuk ½-½
Hou Yifan Humpy Koneru ½-½
Monika Socko Elina Danielian 0-1
Pia Cramling Dronavali Harika 1_0
Xue Zhao Bela Khotenashvili 1_0
Zhu Chen Anna Zatonskih ½-½
Anna Muzychuk Zhu Chen 1_0
Anna Zatonskih Viktorija Cmilyte 0-1
Bela Khotenashvili Monika Socko 0-1
Dronavali Harika Antoaneta Stefanova ½-½
Elina Danielian Xue Zhao 1_0
Elisabeth Paehtz Alexandra Kosteniuk ½-½
Humpy Koneru Pia Cramling 1_0
Kateryna Lahno Hou Yifan 0-1
Alexandra Kosteniuk Humpy Koneru ½-½
Antoaneta Stefanova Pia Cramling ½-½
Dronavali Harika Kateryna Lahno 0-1
Hou Yifan Anna Muzychuk 1_0
Monika Socko Anna Zatonskih ½-½
Viktorija Cmilyte Bela Khotenashvili ½-½
Xue Zhao Elisabeth Paehtz 0-1
Zhu Chen Elina Danielian 1_0
Anna Muzychuk Viktorija Cmilyte 1_0
Anna Zatonskih Hou Yifan 0-1
Bela Khotenashvili Dronavali Harika 0-1
Elina Danielian Alexandra Kosteniuk 0-1
Elisabeth Paehtz Antoaneta Stefanova ½-½
Humpy Koneru Xue Zhao 1_0
Kateryna Lahno Zhu Chen 1_0
Pia Cramling Monika Socko 1_0

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