SportAccord Mind Games 2012

  • SonofPearl
  • on 8/17/12, 11:47 PM.

SportAccord logo.jpgSportAccord is an international association of sports federations whose stated mission is to unite, support and promote its members common aims and interests, while conserving and respecting their autonomy.

It aims to establishing various multi-sports games that group together similar sports and put them on a worldwide stage.



FIDE is pleased to announce that SportAccord Mind Games will be held in Beijing, China between the 12th of December and 20th December 2012.


Men Women
Rank  Name  Nat Rank  Name  Nat
2 Aronian, Levon  ARM 2 Hou, Yifan  CHN 
4 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE 3 Muzychuk, Anna  SLO 
5 Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 4 Koneru, Humpy  IND 
7 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 5 Zhao, Xue  CHN 
9 Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 7 Lahno, Kateryna  UKR 
10 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 10 Cmilyte, Viktorija  LTU 
11 Grischuk, Alexander  RUS 14 Zatonskih, Anna  USA 
12 Topalov, Veselin  BUL 15 Stefanova, Antoaneta  BUL 
14 Kamsky, Gata  USA 16 Khotenashvili, Bela  GEO 
16 Leko, Peter  HUN 17 Harika, Dronavalli  IND 
18 Bologan, Viktor  MDA 18 Paehtz, Elisabeth  GER 
21 Jobava, Baadur  GEO 19 Zhu, Chen  QAT 
22 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 20 Cramling, Pia  SWE 
23 Wang, Hao  CHN 22 Socko, Monika  POL 
35 Giri, Anish  NED 23 Danielian, Elina  ARM 
49 Ding, Liren  CHN 24 Kosteniuk, Alexandra  RUS 

The organisers have requested that the country limitations is waived in the case of World Rapid and World Blitz Champions of either gender category.

Wednesday 12th December 2012 OPENING CEREMONY
Thursday 13th December 2012 Rest Day
Friday 14th December 2012 15:00 - Rounds 1-3 Rapid Chess
Saturday 15th December 2012 15:00 - Rounds 4-7 Rapid Chess
Sunday 16th December 2012 15:00 - Rounds 1-15 Blitz Chess
Monday 17th December 2012 15:00 - Rounds 16-30 Blitz Chess
Tuesday 18th December 2012 15:00 - Rounds 1-4 Blindfold Chess
Wednesday 19th December 2012 15:00 - Rounds 5-7 Blindfold Chess
Thursday 20th December 2012 DEPARTURE

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  • 4 years ago


    My guess is, there may be a maximum number of participants from any single country (to ensure diversity of global representation), and the exception is intended to be granted for rapid and blitz champions.

    Yet, when I look at the list, at most 3 representatives are there from any country (per gender), which doesn't seem too much anyway.

  • 4 years ago


    @ SEBLeb - the tables in the article are lists of the participants, not results.  Kosteniuk is at the bottom because she has the lowest rating among the women entered in the competition.

  • 4 years ago


    @ valentin - I wondered the same thing but I can't find an answer, sorry.

  • 4 years ago


    What "country limitations" (as quoted from the press release) are there in the first place, and why?

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