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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins Blitz

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
The Young Frenchman proved yet again that he is an exceptional Blitz player. After the European, Vachier-Lagrave has now won the Mind Sports Blitz title. In the Women's Blitz event, World Champion Hou Yifan, finished ahead, another home success for the Beijing public to appreciate.

Here is the final cross table:

Rank Player ELO Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2710 FRA * ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12
2 Grischuk Alexander 2752 RUS ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 10½
3 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2733 AZE ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 1 1 10
4 Karjakin Sergey 2763 RUS 0 ½ 0 * ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
5 Gashimov Vugar 2757 AZE 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 0 9
6 Vallejo Pons Francisco 2705 ESP 1 0 0 1 0 * ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 9
7 Ivanchuk Vassily 2775 UKR 0 1 0 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
8 Almasi Zoltan 2707 HUN 1 0 0 1 1 1 ½ * 1 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 1
9 Ponomariov Ruslan 2723 UKR 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 8
10 Le Quang Liem 2714 VIE 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 * 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 6
11 Kamsky Gata 2732 USA 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 0 ½ 0
12 Giri Anish 2714 NED 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 ½ 5
13 Wang Hao 2736 CHN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 * 0 ½ 1 5
14 Dominguez Perez Leinier 2712 CUB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 * ½ ½ 5
15 Wang Yue 2697 CHN 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½
16 Nielsen Peter Heine 2693 DEN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ *

Alexander Grischuk (silver) and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (bronze) all already known as particularly strong Blitz players.

The Women's event:

# Ti Player Elo Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts
1 GM Hou Yifan 2578 CHN * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 11½
2 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531 BUL 0 * ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½
3 IM Muzychuk Anna 2562 SLO ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½
4 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2439 RUS ½ ½ 0 * 1 1 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 9
5 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2516 GEO ½ 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 9
6 GM Harika Dronavalli 2512 IND ½ 1 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 8
7 IM Dembo Yelena 2468 GRE ½ 1 ½ 1 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 8
8 GM Lahno Kateryna 2549 UKR 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½
9 IM Zatonskih Anna 2506 USA 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 * ½ 1 1 1 0 0 1 7
10 GM Danielian Elina 2497 ARM 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 0 ½ 0 1 7
11 WGM Ju Wenjun 2543 CHN 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 0 0 ½ * 0 0 ½ 1 0 7
12 IM Skripchenko Almira 2468 FRA 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 6
13 GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2503 LTU 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 1 1 * ½ 1 ½
14 GM Socko Monika 2479 POL 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 0
15 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2457 GER 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 0 0 * 1 5
16 GM Cramling Pia 2495 SWE 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 0 * 5

The three medalists are amongst the top five seeds.

Hou Yifan's 11.5 was two whole points ahead of Stefanova and Muzychuk!

Official site: http://sportaccord2011.fide.com/

Live games: http://sportaccord2011.fide.com/tournament-games.html

 


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