SIMPLECHESS

Blindfold in Beijing!

At the closing ceremony
The three-day Blindfold rapid has finished with a three-way tie on 5/7 for first place in the mixed event. The Hungarian GM Zoltan Almasi had more victories under his belt and was thus declared the winner ahead of Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Vugar Gashimov. In the parellel Women's event, Hou Yifan added the Blindfold crown to the Blitz title she won earlier this week.

So 13th seed Almasi wins the Blindfold event due to his superior tie-break (number of victories).

Rank Name Country Elo  Points  Tie-Break 
1 Almasi Zoltan HUN 2707 5.0 4
2 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2710 5.0 3
3 Gashimov Vugar AZE 2757 5.0 3
4 Grischuk Alexander RUS 2752 4.5 3
5 Wang Hao CHN 2736 4.0 4
6 Wang Yue CHN 2697 3.5 2
7 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2733 3.5 2
8 Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2775 3.5 2
9 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2723 3.5 1
10 Giri Anish NED 2714 3.0 2
11 Kamsky Gata USA 2732 3.0 2
12 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2763 3.0 1
13 Nielsen Peter Heine DEN 2693 3.0 1
14 Dominguez Perez Leinier CUB 2712 3.0 1
15 Le Quang Liem VIE 2714 2.5 2
16 Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2705 1.0 0

In the Women's event, the World champion Hou Yifan again demonstrated her dominance.

Rank Title Nom Country Elo  Points   Tie-Break 1   Tie-Break 2 
1 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2578 5.5 0.0 5
2 GM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2503 4.5 0.0 4
3 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2439 4.5 0.0 4
4 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2516 4.5 0.0 4
5 IM Dembo Yelena GRE 2468 4.5 0.0 3
6 IM Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2457 4.5 0.0 3
7 IM Zatonskih Anna USA 2506 4.0 0.0 4
8 GM Lahno Kateryna UKR 2549 4.0 0.0 2
9 GM Danielian Elina ARM 2497 3.5 0.5 2
10 GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2512 3.5 0.5 2
11 WGM Ju Wenjun CHN 2543 3.0 0.0 2
12 IM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2562 2.5 0.0 2
13 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2531 2.5 0.0 1
14 GM Socko Monika POL 2479 2.0 0.0 1
15 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2495 2.0 0.0 1
16 IM Skripchenko Almira FRA 2468 1.0 0.0 1

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