2014

SportAccord WMG Rapid: The gold goes to Russia

The SportAccord World Mind Rapid Chess Games 2014 took place on 11-12th December 2014 in Beijing, China.

The gold went to Russia after Alexander Grischuk and Valentina Gunina emerged clear winners.

Grischuk finished first with 5/7 points, leaving the nearest followers Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hao Wang, Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov half point behind.

The French prodigy Vachier-Lagrave prevailed on a better tie-break score in the group of 4.5 points and took the silver, while Hao Wang remained third.

Valentina Gunina collected 5.5/7 points to lift the trophy. The reigning FIDE World champion Yifan Hou remained second with 5 points, while Anna Ushenina and Nana Dzagnidze shared third place with 4.5/7.

World Mind Games are organized and held by a famous and respectable organization called SportAccord which is the umbrella organization for both Olympic and non-Olympic sports as well as a major organizers of conferences and sporting events. The World Mind Games was held for the first time in 2008 and consisted of 5 disciplines: chess, bridge, draughts (checkers), go, and xiangqi (Chinese chess). You can see the World Mind Games video trailer and the full standings below.

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Courtesy of Gu Xiaobing

Courtesy of Gu Xiaobing

Courtesy of Gu Xiaobing

Courtesy of Gu Xiaobing

Men’s Section final standings:

1 GM Grischuk Alexander 2828 RUS 5
2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2728 FRA 4½
3 GM Wang Hao 2719 CHN 4½
4 GM Aronian Levon 2813 ARM 4½
5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2739 AZE 4½
6 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2801 RUS 4
7 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2811 UKR 4
8 GM Wang Yue 2765 CHN 3½
9 GM Gelfand Boris 2719 ISR 3½
10 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2763 CUB 3
11 GM Leko Peter 2773 HUN 3
12 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2684 POL 2½
13 GM Bacrot Etienne 2731 FRA 2½
14 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2738 UKR 2½
15 GM Harikrishna Pentala 2701 IND 2½
16 GM Radjabov Teimour 2776 AZE 2

Women’s Section final standings:

1 GM Gunina Valentina 2552 RUS 5½
2 GM Yifan Hou 2600 CHN 5
3 GM Ushenina Anna 2489 UKR 4½
4 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2547 GEO 4½
5 GM Muzychuk Anna 2546 UKR 4
6 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2485 GER 4
7 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2505 RUS 3½
8 IM Muzychuk Mariya 2445 UKR 3½
9 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2578 BUL 3½
10 GM Ju Wenjun 2555 CHN 3½
11 GM Zhao Xue 2485 CHN 3
12 GM Harika Dronavalli 2421 IND 3
13 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2407 GEO 2½
14 GM Koneru Humpy 2611 IND 2
15 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2577 RUS 2
16 GM Cramling Pia 2443 SWE 2

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