Hou Yifan's Second Gold

Время публикации: 16.12.2011 20:21 | Последнее обновление: 16.12.2011 20:21

Blindfold event has finished in Beijing

The last event of the SportAccord Mind Games that took place in Beijing is over. 

At the same time three of the participants gathered 5 points out of 7 games in Men's blindfold. However, on a tie-break the Gold medal went to Zoltan Almasi (Hungary), Vachier-Lagrave (France) is second, while Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan) claimed third. 

In Women's event the World Champion Hou Yifan was the best with 5.5/7. Five players gathered 4.5 points and Cmilyte, the European Champion, got second on a tie-break, while Kosteniuk, a former World Champion, took bronze.   

Hou Yifan became the only player who managed to take two Gold medals. In a decisive round she hold against her nearest rival Kosteniuk.

16 world-class GMs participated in Men's and Women's events.

Reminder of the winners of the previous competitions:

Men's Rapid. 1. Wang Hao (China), 2. Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan), 3. Gata Kamsky (USA)
Women's Rapid. 1. Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), 2. Ekaterina Lahno (Ukraine) 3. Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia)
Blitz, men. 1. Maxim Vachier-Lagrave (France), 2. Alexander Grischuk (Russia) 3. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan)
Blitz, women. 1. Hou Yifan (China), 2. Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) 3. Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia)

All games of Blindfold event.

(photo - sportaccord2011.fide.com)


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