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Ding Liren & Gunina Takes the lead in Blitz Game Day-2

In 2016 IMSA Elite Mind Games Chess field, today round 11-20 of the blitz game has been accomplished. There is no much change of the leaderboard for men’s group, Chinese player Ding Liren and Indian Player Harikrishna stepped ahead steadily, scored 7/10 and 6.5/10 individually. Currently, Ding Liren is taking the lead with 14.5/20 scores overall, half point ahead of Harikrishna. On the other side, Mamedov scored 12.5/20 to take the third position, followed by Wang Hao and Tomashevsky who both got 12/20 points.

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Blitz Men

Ranking Crosstable after Round 20
   
Rank SNo.   Name Rtg FED Pts. Res. SB Vict
1 5 GM Ding Liren 2688 CHN 14? 0 133.00 12
2 15 GM Harikrishna P. 2661 IND 14 0 136.50 10
3 11 GM Mamedov Rauf 2810 AZE 12? 0 110.75 9
4 2 GM Wang Hao 2744 CHN 12 ? 114.75 9
5 8 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2733 RUS 12 ? 107.25 7
6 7 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2743 CUB 10? 0 98.75 7
7 3 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2743 ARM 10 0 100.25 6
8 10 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2811 UKR 9? 0 99.25 8
9 14 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2674 POL 9 3 85.50 5
10 16 GM Li Chao b 2651 CHN 9 2 90.00 6
11 1 GM Fressinet Laurent 2713 FRA 9 2 85.00 4
12 6 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748 AZE 9 1 84.75 5
13 4 GM Navara David 2739 CZE 8? 0 75.00 6
14 13 GM Movsesian Sergei 2662 ARM 7 ? 68.50 3
15 9 GM Wang Yue 2694 CHN 7 ? 68.00 3
16 12 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2730 UKR 6? 0 55.25 5

For women group, Gunina’s hot streak was stopped by Poland player Socko at round 14, then lost to Kosteniuk, Zhao Xue, Lagno and only scored 5.5/10 for today. Even though she still leading the board with 15.5/20, but other players like Lagno, who scored 7.5/10 has catch up quickly with 14.5/20 points. Stefanova and Ju Wenjun followed behind with 12.5/20 points.

Tomorrow is the final day for chess blitz games, please stay tuned to get the latest results.

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Blitz Women

Ranking Crosstable after Round 20
   
Rank SNo.   Name Rtg FED Pts. Res. SB Vict
1 13 GM Gunina Valentina 2598 RUS 15? 0 153.75 15
2 7 GM Lagno Kateryna 2594 RUS 14? 0 136.50 12
3 1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2518 BUL 12? 1? 112.50 9
4 16 GM Ju Wenjun 2535 CHN 12? ? 109.00 10
5 8 WGM Tan Zhongyi 2524 CHN 12 0 103.75 9
6 4 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2485 RUS 11? 0 114.00 10
7 5 GM Zhao Xue 2552 CHN 10? 0 98.50 9
8 12 GM Harika Dronavalli 2554 IND 9? 0 84.50 7
9 3 GM Krush Irina 2400 USA 9 0 84.00 7
10 6 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2483 GER 8? 0 77.75 7
11 10 GM Ushenina Anna 2472 UKR 8 1 66.00 8
12 14 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2581 GEO 8 0 77.25 6
13 9 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2405 ARM 7 2? 64.25 5
14 2 GM Socko Monika 2375 POL 7 2 73.00 6
15 11 WGM Huang Qian 2455 CHN 7 2 65.00 5
16 15 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2430 GEO 7 1? 63.25 5


Tournament website http://imsa2016.fide.com/


Gunina Scored 10/10 on the first blitz day

In 2016 IMSA Elite Minds Games, Chess players have started 3min+2sec/move blitz game competition at Huai’an, Jiangsu Province, China. Chinese top seed player Ding Liren, who’s been pretty quite when playing rapid games, made some noise in today’s games and currently taking the lead with 7.5/10 scores overall. India famous player Harikrishna, even though did lose to Ding Liren in round 4, behaved pretty good afterwards and scored 7.5/10 as well and currently on second place.  

Russia player Tomashevsky scored 6.5/10 at third place, followed by Sargissian Gabriel, Mamedov Rauf and Wang Hao. Since the blitz games would been playing for 30 rounds with double round-robin, it is uneasy to predict the final victorious player at now.

Tournament website http://imsa2016.fide.com/

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Blitz Men

Ranking Crosstable after Round 10
   
Rank SNo.   Name Rtg FED Pts. Res. SB Vict
1 5 GM Ding Liren 2688 CHN 7? 1 32.50 7
2 15 GM Harikrishna P. 2661 IND 7? 0 38.25 6
3 8 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2733 RUS 6? 0 30.00 4
4 3 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2743 ARM 6 0 32.75 4
5 11 GM Mamedov Rauf 2810 AZE 6 0 22.25 4
6 2 GM Wang Hao 2744 CHN 5? 0 27.50 3
7 14 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2674 POL 5? 0 25.25 3
8 7 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2743 CUB 5 1 23.75 3
9 1 GM Fressinet Laurent 2713 FRA 5 0 25.00 3
10 10 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2811 UKR 4? 0 20.50 3
11 4 GM Navara David 2739 CZE 4? 0 17.75 3
12 9 GM Wang Yue 2694 CHN 4 0 16.25 2
13 6 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748 AZE 3? 0 18.00 1
14 16 GM Li Chao b 2651 CHN 3? 0 15.00 3
15 12 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2730 UKR 3? 0 12.75 2
16 13 GM Movsesian Sergei 2662 ARM 2 0 8.00 1

Comparing to male’s player’s fierce competition, the female player seemingly relying more on ‘momentum’. On day-1 of the blitz game competition, Russia female player Gunina Valentina made an absolutely unbelievable record: winning ten games in a row and scored 10/10 full marks! Even though she did on some sorts of the tough position during the games, she handled the difficulty perfectly and won the games ultimately. Russia Player Lagno scored 7.0/10 and on second position currently, followed by Antoaneta Stefanova who scored 6.5/10 overall. Gunina Valentina undoubtedly was the super star for today, and many spectators would like to see if she could continue her super hot-streak in the following day.

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Blitz Women

Ranking Crosstable after Round 10
   
Rank SNo.   Name Rtg FED Pts. Res. SB Vict
1 13 GM Gunina Valentina 2598 RUS 10 0 45.50 10
2 7 GM Lagno Kateryna 2594 RUS 7 0 33.00 6
3 1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2518 BUL 6? 0 27.25 5
4 6 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2483 GER 6 0 24.50 5
5 8 WGM Tan Zhongyi 2524 CHN 6 0 23.00 4
6 16 GM Ju Wenjun 2535 CHN 5? 0 18.75 5
7 14 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2581 GEO 5 0 22.50 4
8 15 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2430 GEO 5 0 19.50 4
9 3 GM Krush Irina 2400 USA 5 0 24.00 5
10 12 GM Harika Dronavalli 2554 IND 4? 0 19.25 3
11 10 GM Ushenina Anna 2472 UKR 4 0 16.00 4
12 4 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2485 RUS 3? 1 16.75 2
13 5 GM Zhao Xue 2552 CHN 3? 0 15.50 3
14 9 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2405 ARM 3 1 10.50 2
15 2 GM Socko Monika 2375 POL 3 0 17.00 2
16 11 WGM Huang Qian 2455 CHN 2? 0 13.50 1

IMSA Elite Mind Games 2016: Rapid Winners

Mamedyarov and Tan Zhongyi took the gold medal

In IMSA Elite Mind Games Chess Rapid game Day-2, two champions have been crowned. In women’s section, Tan Zhongyi continued her hot-streak and beat German player Paehtz in round 5 and scored astonishing five victories in a row. Even though she lost to Lagno in the round 6 playing black, Tan Zhongyi still held a solid half-point advantage. As a veteran player, she quickly adjusted her mood, and conquered former world champion, Ukrainian player Anna Ushenina in final round, won the trophy with 6/7 overall score.  When all games finished, Tan Zhongyi expressed her excitement, claiming that’s literally the first time for her to participate in the IMSA elite mind games and very excited to take the first gold medal. Bela Khotenashvili took the second place, while Ju Wenjun took the bronze medal with similar 4.5/7 points.

Final ranking Rapid Women
   
Rank SNo.   Name Rtg FED Pts. Res. ratP Rtg?
1 4 WGM Tan Zhongyi 2450 CHN 6 0 2807 2498
2 14 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2444 GEO 4? 1? 2609 2507
3 3 GM Ju Wenjun 2532 CHN 4? 1? 2594 2492
4 6 GM Lagno Kateryna 2593 RUS 4? 0 2592 2490
5 15 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2563 BUL 4 0 2569 2519
6 7 GM Krush Irina 2444 USA 3? 0 2552 2487
7 1 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2560 GEO 3? 0 2503 2503
8 2 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2482 GER 3? 0 2485 2485
9 5 GM Zhao Xue 2506 CHN 3? 0 2479 2479
10 9 GM Ushenina Anna 2502 UKR 3? 0 2477 2477
11 12 WGM Huang Qian 2443 CHN 3 1 2454 2504
12 16 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2543 RUS 3 0 2420 2470
13 13 GM Gunina Valentina 2464 RUS 2? 0 2403 2505
14 8 GM Harika Dronavalli 2478 IND 2? 0 2383 2485
15 11 GM Socko Monika 2441 POL 2? 0 2329 2511
16 10 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2459 ARM 1? 0 2260 2490

In men’s group, the battle had been more fierce. After a tense battle of another three rounds today, Mamedyarov and Ponomariov both scored 5/7 which a tie-break is inevitable. A sudden-death match had to be played. The chief arbiter made a draw-lot for those two players, Mamedyarov won and decided to take the white with 5 minutes on clock against his opponent’s 4 minutes, but in such a Armageddon game, a draw game would counted as black won. A relentless fight between two elite players and a breath-taking game was played. As a result, Mamedyarov won the game to become champion, Ponomariov took the second place, while Dominguez Perez took the bronze medal with 4.5/7.

Final ranking Rapid Men
   
Rank SNo.   Name Rtg FED Pts. Res. ratP Rtg?
1?playoff) 7 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2771 AZE 5 ? 2880 2722
2?playoff) 15 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2672 UKR 5 ? 2880 2722
3 14 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2775 CUB 4? ? 2840 2738
4 9 GM Wang Hao 2752 CHN 4? ? 2806 2704
5 13 GM Ding Liren 2686 CHN 4 0 2776 2726
6 10 GM Li Chao b 2620 CHN 4 0 2769 2719
7 1 GM Harikrishna P. 2694 IND 4 0 2754 2704
8 5 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2722 POL 3? 0 2718 2718
9 8 GM Mamedov Rauf 2655 AZE 3? 0 2701 2701
10 2 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2667 ARM 3? 0 2696 2696
11 4 GM Navara David 2738 CZE 3 0 2688 2738
12 16 GM Wang Yue 2758 CHN 3 0 2677 2727
13 11 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2719 RUS 3 0 2674 2724
14 6 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2844 UKR 2 1 2565 2723
15 12 GM Fressinet Laurent 2723 FRA 2 0 2578 2736
16 3 GM Movsesian Sergei 2725 ARM 1? 0 2493 2723

Tournament website http://imsa2016.fide.com/

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Rapid Day 1: Tan Zhongyi takes lead with 4/4

2016 IMSA Elite Mind Game has just kicked off today at Huai’an, Jiangsu Province, China. For the rapid 25 min +10 sec/move chess competition, four rounds have been accomplished for the first day, and the men’s group battled fiercely. Dominguez, 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 behind.

For Women’s group, famous Chinese player Tan Zhongyi had super hot-streak and a spectacular performance helped her scored full marks, perfect triumph beating Huang Qian and Gunina playing white, as well as conquering Khotenashvil and Dzagnidze playing black. In those four game, Tan Zhongyi showed excellent skill and played undoubtedly her A-game, dominating the position from start to the end and gave her opponents absolutely no chance. The German player Paehtz scored 3.0/4 to stay at the second position, meanwhile Khotenashvili, Dzagnidze, Lagno all scored 2.5 /4.

Tournament website http://imsa2016.fide.com/

Tan Zhongyi

Rapid Men

Ranking Crosstable after Round 4
   
Rank SNo.   Name Rtg FED Pts. Res. ratP Rtg?
1 14 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2775 CUB 3 0 2945 2752
2 15 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2672 UKR 3 0 2924 2731
3 9 GM Wang Hao 2752 CHN 3 0 2913 2720
4 13 GM Ding Liren 2686 CHN 2? 0 2815 2720
5 7 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2771 AZE 2? 0 2813 2718
6 5 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2722 POL 2? 0 2801 2706
7 1 GM Harikrishna P. 2694 IND 2 0 2743 2743
8 11 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2719 RUS 2 0 2705 2705
9 8 GM Mamedov Rauf 2655 AZE 2 0 2692 2692
  10 GM Li Chao b 2620 CHN 2 0 2692 2692
11 2 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2667 ARM 2 0 2688 2688
12 16 GM Wang Yue 2758 CHN 1? 0 2654 2741
13 3 GM Movsesian Sergei 2725 ARM 1? 0 2603 2690
14 6 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2844 UKR 1 0 2552 2745
15 4 GM Navara David 2738 CZE 1 0 2527 2720
16 12 GM Fressinet Laurent 2723 FRA ? 0 2440 2762

Rapid Women

Ranking Crosstable after Round 4
   
Rank SNo.   Name Rtg FED Pts. Res. ratP Rtg?
1 4 WGM Tan Zhongyi 2450 CHN 4 0 3278 2478
2 2 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2482 GER 3 0 2656 2463
3 14 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2444 GEO 2? 0 2600 2505
4 1 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2560 GEO 2? 0 2590 2495
5 6 GM Lagno Kateryna 2593 RUS 2? 0 2568 2473
6 15 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2563 BUL 2 0 2519 2519
7 13 GM Gunina Valentina 2464 RUS 2 0 2512 2512
8 9 GM Ushenina Anna 2502 UKR 2 0 2497 2497
9 5 GM Zhao Xue 2506 CHN 2 0 2477 2477
10 3 GM Ju Wenjun 2532 CHN 2 0 2452 2452
11 11 GM Socko Monika 2441 POL 1? 0 2451 2538
12 7 GM Krush Irina 2444 USA 1? 0 2421 2508
13 10 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2459 ARM 1? 0 2413 2500
14 12 WGM Huang Qian 2443 CHN 1 0 2329 2522
15 8 GM Harika Dronavalli 2478 IND 1 0 2324 2517
16 16 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2543 RUS 1 0 2259 2452

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From February 25th to March 3th, The IMSA Elite Mind Games will be held in China, Huai-an, which is the city with great long history and significant cultural influence.

This event is hosted by IMSA organization and the Sports management center of Chinese Sports General Administration, orgnized by Jiangsu Sports Bureau and Huai’an government. Jiang Su Sports Industry Group Co., Ltd., cooperate with Sports management center of Jiangsu Province Sports Bureau, Huai’an Sports Bureau.Jiangsu Sports Co., Ltd. are working hard for the promotion operation.

By then, there will be 143 players and 77 technical officers from 43 countries, participate in varieties of board games including Bridge, GO, Chess, Chinese Chess and Draughts.

Totally, there would be 23 individual events which divided into five categories.

Furthermore, there would be another well-expected solitaire game called “Guan dan”, originated from Huai’an province as history records, open to international game media for the first time for exhibit purpose.

Like the saying goes, “Wisdom of the world, Gathering in Huai’an”, we are ready for 2016 IMSA Elite Mind Games, are looking forward to see a marvelous opening-ceremony and spectacular game competition of all world-class elite players out here!

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Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE