Sport Accord Mind Games: Blindfold
Thursday, 15 December 2011 06:42
It was a great, unforgetable, incredibly interesting show! The best fighters of the world fighting each other in blindfold. And they did it the best way - although before the game almost all of the ladies worried about their perfomance. But they did it brilliant - ecpecially for this kind of game.
It was Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia who was the best after 2 rounds. Looks like she is in a great form here on the SportAccord Mind Games. The Georgian player took the 3-d place in rapid and was close to top-3 in blitz. And she is very confident - it might be the main thing during the competitions between such great players.
Ju Wenjun from China, Viktorija Cmilyte (LTU) and Elina Danielian (ARM) are half of a point behind her. The fact is that all of these players were not really successful during rapid and blitz. So, they have a good chance to improve the situation.
The men were solid - almost no blunders, good - as usual - quality of games. The sole leader is top-seeded Vassily Ivanchuk - 2 out of 2! We have to mention, that the past events of SportAccord Mind Games were not successful for the Ukraine genius - for example, he was the last in rapid. 5 players - Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE), Vugar Gashimov (AZE), Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR), Maxime Vachier Lagrave (FRA), Lenier Dominguez (CUB), are half of a point behind him.
Tomorrow we expect other great battles during 6 rounds (3 - men, 3 - women).
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