The 2016 IMSA Elite Mind Games kicked off Friday at Huai’an, Jiangsu Province, China.
For the rapid 25 min +10 sec/move chess competition, four rounds have been completed on the first day, and the men’s group battled fiercely. Leinier Dominguez, Ruslan Ponomariov and Wang Hao all scored 3 points out of 4 without losing one single game, climbing to the top of the leader-board.
Meanwhile, Ding Liren, Mamedyarov, Wojtaszek all scored 2.5 points out of 4 to stay close behind.
For Women’s group, Chinese player Tan Zhongyi had a super hot-streak and a spectacular performance helped her to score full marks, perfect triumph beating Huang Qian and Valentina Gunina playing white, as well as outplaying Bela Khotenashvili and Nana Dzagnidze with black.
The German player Paehtz scored 3.0/4 to stay at the second position, meanwhile Khotenashvili, Dzagnidze, Lagno all scored 2.5/4.
Report by WGM Gu Xiaobing