The 2012 World Minds Sports Games in progress in Beijing, China. This unique tournament will feature five sports including bridge, go, draughts, xiangqi (Chinese chess) and international chess. This tournament features an number of top players in each of these mind sports competing in different categories. For chess, it will be rapid, blitz and blindfold.
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
Some of the chess players headlining this event are: Levon Aronian (Armenia), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan), Sergey Karjakin (Russia), Hikaru Nakamura (USA) and Alexander Morozevich (Russia). For the women Hou Yifan (China), Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia), Koneru Humpy (India), Zhao Xue (China) and Kateryna Lahno (Ukraine).
Medal winners from Rapid (L-R): Hikaru Nakamura (USA), silver; Laurent Fressinet (France) – gold; Alexander Grischuk (Russia) – bronze. Photo courtesy of http://www.worldmindgames.net/en/photos/.