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SportAccord Mind Sport Games 2012

The World Mind Sports Games 2012 are going to take place in Beijing, China, 14-19 December. This year’s edition of the mind sports competition include bridge, chess, draughts, go, and xiangqui.

The Minds Sports chess competition has three parts. Seven rounds of rapid chess will be played on the 14th and on the 15th of December. They are followed by two days of blitz competition for a total of 30 rounds, and later by seven rounds of blindfold chess.

The participants are divided in groups of men and women. The highest rated women player is the ex World Champion Yifan Hou who is in the company of 15 of the top 24 women in the world. The men’s section includes 16 of the top 50 world players, headed by the top 10 players Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Morozevich, and Vassily Ivanchuk.


All participants / All live games sections

Live games blitz open / Live games blitz women

Live games rapid open / Live games rapid women

Live games blindfold open / Live games blindfold women



Name FED
Hou, Yifan CHN
Muzychuk, Anna SLO
Koneru, Humpy IND
Zhao, Xue CHN
Lahno, Kateryna UKR
Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU
Zatonskih, Anna USA
Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL
Khotenashvili, Bela GEO
Harika, Dronavalli IND
Paehtz, Elisabeth GER
Zhu, Chen QAT
Cramling, Pia SWE
Socko, Monika POL
Danielian, Elina ARM
Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS
Name FED
Aronian, Levon ARM
Radjabov, Teimour AZE
Karjakin, Sergey RUS
Nakamura, Hikaru USA
Morozevich, Alexander RUS
Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR
Grischuk, Alexander RUS
Topalov, Veselin BUL
Kamsky, Gata USA
Leko, Peter HUN
Bologan, Viktor MDA
Jobava, Baadur GEO
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE
Wang, Hao CHN
Giri, Anish NED
Ding, Liren CHN



Wednesday, December 12th Opening ceremony

Thursday, December 13th Rest day

Friday, December 14th 14:00-19:00
Rapid Event: 1-4 rounds (men), 1-4 rounds (women)

Saturday, December 15th 14:00-19:00
Rapid Event: 5-7 rounds (men), 5-7 rounds (women)

Sunday, December 16th 14:00-19:00
Blitz Event: 1-8 rounds (men), 1-8 rounds (women)

Monday, December 17th 14:00-19:00
Blitz Event: 9-15 rounds (men), 9-15 rounds (women)

Tuesday, December 18th 14:00-19:00
Blindfold Event: 1-4 rounds (men), 1-4 rounds (women)

Wednesday, December 19th 14:00-19:00
Blindfold Event: 5-7 rounds (men), 5-7 rounds (women)
& Closing Ceremony

Thursday, December 20th Departure

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