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🏆 SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque) (2013)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Ruslan Ponomariov, Wang Hao, Peter Leko, Gata Kamsky, Wang Yue, Le Quang Liem

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SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque) (2013)

Played in Beijing, China 17-18 December 2013. Basque: the players played two games one with each color simultaneously against the same opponent (5 opponents). Official site: http://sportaccord2013.fide.com/. TWIC: http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews.... Pairings and results: http://sportaccord2013.fide.com/en/.... Crosstable: http://sportaccord2013.fide.com/en/.... Photo of winners: http://sportaccord2013.fide.com/ima...

The 3rd SportAccord event moreover included SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid) (2013) and SportAccord World Mind Games (Women, Rapid) (2013) (12-13 December), SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Blitz) (2013) and SportAccord World Mind Games (Women, Blitz) (2013) (14-16 December), and SportAccord World Mind Games (Women, Basque) (2013) (17-18 December).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dominguez Perez vs Le Quang Liem  ½-½492013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C67 Ruy Lopez
2. Mamedyarov vs Radjabov ½-½332013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Grischuk vs Wang Hao  1-0652013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Wang Hao vs Grischuk 0-1262013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Wang Yue vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½592013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
6. Vachier-Lagrave vs Wang Yue 0-1652013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C42 Petrov Defense
7. Leko vs Giri  ½-½512013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. Giri vs Leko  1-0882013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Karjakin vs Ponomariov 1-0652013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C78 Ruy Lopez
10. Ponomariov vs Karjakin  ½-½502013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Aronian vs Grischuk  ½-½322013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)A48 King's Indian
12. Grischuk vs Aronian  ½-½732013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C67 Ruy Lopez
13. Wang Yue vs Radjabov  ½-½632013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. Le Quang Liem vs Dominguez Perez  1-0472013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Nepomniachtchi vs Mamedyarov  0-1772013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
16. Mamedyarov vs Nepomniachtchi  0-1502013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D90 Grunfeld
17. Grischuk vs Dominguez Perez 0-1422013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)A07 King's Indian Attack
18. Kamsky vs Giri  ½-½482013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
19. Giri vs Kamsky  0-1652013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)E15 Queen's Indian
20. Ivanchuk vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½682013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
21. Vachier-Lagrave vs Ivanchuk 0-1232013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
22. Wang Hao vs Leko  1-0562013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)E12 Queen's Indian
23. Leko vs Wang Hao  ½-½432013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. Radjabov vs Wang Yue  ½-½1322013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
25. Ivanchuk vs Le Quang Liem  0-1402013SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque)D83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-18-13  notyetagm: SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Basque) (2013)

Karjakin kicked ass in this format: a 2-point lead(!!) over second place!

Dec-18-13  notyetagm: And by the way, first!
Dec-18-13  Mr. President: <first> http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7416/...
Dec-21-13  Sihlous: That really is an incredible performance...Especially over this field...Always happy to see Karjakin do well.
Dec-21-13  RedShield: I associate basques with Barcelona and Madonna. What have they to do with chess?
Dec-21-13  Valmy: <redshield> If you associate Basques with Barcelona, then you should review your geography.
Dec-21-13  RedShield: Oh wait a minute, they're Catalans, aren't they? Make that Athletic Bilbao.
Dec-21-13  RedShield: <On Tuesday and Wednesday, the last two days of the World Mind Games' chess events, the players entered a new discipline at this event: the “Basque System”, named after a tournament held in San Sebastian two year ago. It's like playing rapid chess but with the opponents playing two games simultaneously. According to the official website, this remarkable system created a lot of tense an interesting situations, “especially when both players where in timetrouble, on both boards”.

[...]

On Facebook GM Emil Sutovsky started a discussion about this.

“I can not recall a single high-quality game played in either London / Beijing - in fact, the vast majority of them were decided by the inexplicable blunders. The winners are, as always, deserving. But I am talking purely about chess content and chess value. And I also feel that the public was not following the events as closely, as it would be with a classical format. But maybe these are just my feelings? What do you think? Did you like it fast? Was there a real SHOW, which compensated for a real CHESS? Your feedback is important, please cast your opinion.”>

http://www.chessvibes.com/world-min...

Dec-25-13  offramp: <Valmy: <redshield> If you associate Basques with Barcelona, then you should review your geography.>

And anyone who associates basques with anything other that underwear should give up chess.

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