Wang Hao & Kosteniuk: Citius, Altius, Fortius

Время публикации: 11.12.2011 21:31 | Последнее обновление: 11.12.2011 21:34

The world’s intellectual elite blitz chess tournament has finished in Beijing

Both, men’s and women’s blitz tournaments were held as the Swiss system (9 rounds and 16 participants).

From the first round Wang Hao and Kosteniuk grabbed the lead and gained decisive victories is the last one. Wang Hao defeated Sergey Karjakin in the sixth round, while Kosteniuk beat Lahno in Round 5. As a result, in the last round a draw was enough for the leaders to win the medals, however, not both of them drew.

The Chinese player hold in a hard struggle against Kamsky. American couldn’t convert an extra pawn in the rook endgame, letting Wang Hao winning the tournament (5.5/6). Vugar Gashimov beat Vachier-Lagrave in the last round and took Silver with 5 points.

Check all the games of the tournament.

In the last round Kosteniuk gained a confident win against Elena Dembo and with 6 points out of 7 took Gold, getting a point ahead of her nearest rivals Dzagnidze, Lahno and Ju Wenjun. 

All games of Women's Blitz:

photos - http://sportaccord2011.fide.com


  


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