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Lev Aronian and Hou Yifan Win World Mind Games Blindfold

  • SonofPearl
  • on 19/12/12 10:32.

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Lev Aronian and Hou Yifan won the blindfold sections of the 2012 SportAccord Mind Games.

Lev Aronian took the gold medal with a score of 5½/7 points, with Hikaru Nakamura picking up a third silver medal to go with his rapid and blitz silvers! Shakhriyar Mamedyarov just edged out Gata Kamsky for the bronze with 4½/7.

In the women's competition Hou Yifan added a blindfold gold to her rapid silver, taking first place with an impressive 6/7 score. Viktorija Cmilyte finished in silver medal position with 5½ points, and Anna Zatonskih claimed the bronze with 4½/7.

The time control was 20 minutes plus a 10 second increment.

Gold to Lev Aronian (centre), silver Hikaru Nakamura (left), bronze Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

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The final standings in the Mind Games Blindfold event

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Aronian Levon ARM 2815
2 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2760 5
3 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2760
4 Kamsky Gata USA 2762
5 Leko Peter HUN 2732 4
6 Ding Liren CHN 2669 4
7 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2755 4
8 Bologan Viktor MDA 2693
9 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2725
10 Wang Hao CHN 2691
11 Giri Anish NED 2720 3
12 Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2744 3
13 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2830
14 Grischuk Alexander RUS 2771
15 Jobava Baadur GEO 2711 2
16 Fressinet Laurent FRA 2700 1

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Gold Medallist Lev Aronian

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Hikaru Nakamura took his third silver medal of the Mind Games

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Bronze medallist Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

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Gold to Hou Yifan (centre), silver Viktorija Cmilyte (left), bronze Anna Zatonskih

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The final standings in the Women's Mind Games Blindfold event

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Yifan Hou CHN 2606 6
2 Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2462
3 Zatonskih Anna USA 2504
4 Koneru Humpy IND 2606 4
5 Zhao Xue CHN 2511 4
6 Muzychuk Anna SLO 2577 4
7 Lahno Kateryna UKR 2592
8 Zhu Chen QAT 2489
9 Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2478
10 Harika Dronavalli IND 2529
11 Danielian Elina ARM 2450
12 Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2572 3
13 Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2580
14 Cramling Pia SWE 2546
15 Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2405
16 Socko Monika POL 2440 1

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Hou Yifan won the women's blindfold gold medal

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Viktorija Cmilyte took the silver medal

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Bronze medallist Anna Zatonskih

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Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich for the official website. Games via TWIC.

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  • 2 anni fa

    Stanya

    good for Aronian, i like him

  • 2 anni fa

    rorschach1985

    Nice overall showing by Nakamura and it's really nice to see Anna Zatonskih getting a medal.

  • 2 anni fa

    JBades6310

    @SerbianChessStar that's a terrible way to approach goals in life. getting 2nd in three events in itself is a huge achievement. who are you, ricky bobby?

  • 2 anni fa

    SickTrick

    Bronze medals sure are shiny these days.

  • 2 anni fa

    amir_najafi20

    13 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2830 Tongue Out
  • 2 anni fa

    FilipinoChess

    Some people just love to hate. The slowly growing seeds of hate in the now rotting soul that would later create a monster when the time comes. Yaiikkks!Laughing

  • 2 anni fa

    EternalChess

    Being 2nd in all events is terrible, when your not first might as well be last.

    He got the best overall score and yet didn't win a single thing.

    That's terrible.

  • 2 anni fa

    cimzowitsch

    moro,,,next gold is for u..

  • 2 anni fa

    Czechman

    My game is so bad it just LOOKS like I'm playing blindfolded. Cry

  • 2 anni fa

    marklimpin

     3 straight grooms maid for nakamura!! great tournament for him.

  • 2 anni fa

    EricWang2000

    @JBades6310 Serbian Chess Stars enjoys criticizing things.

  • 2 anni fa

    TheMagicianPaul

    Lev keeps winning all the blindfold competitions while I get confused after making 10 blindfolded moves!

  • 2 anni fa

    jocelasi

    Naka played consistently on this tournament. Best performance so far.

  • 2 anni fa

    Abhishek2

    hmm..interesting.

  • 2 anni fa

    joey0094

    why do they have to make playing chess so complicated

  • 2 anni fa

    SonofPearl

    @ Abhishek2 They make their moves using the mouse on the blank board on the screen.

  • 2 anni fa

    JBades6310

    naka is terrible? his rating is 2770 and he can hang with the best players in the world - if he's terrible, what does that make you?

    loser of the event? he got silver in this event and got silver in both the rapid and blitz events too, giving him the best overall results in this mind games tournament.

    I think you've got a few loose screws up there @SerbianChessStar

  • 2 anni fa

    Champeknight

    Nakamura is a bad role model. Good in chess but terrible attitude

  • 2 anni fa

    Abhishek2

    is that how they play blindfold? just say thier moves and look at a blank screen?

  • 2 anni fa

    EternalChess

    Naka is terrible, the loser of this event,

    Not even close to Carlsen.

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