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GM Mammadyarov ranks 2nd in Beijing

19 December 2013 [11:48] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov ranked second, gaining 6.5 points at the Basque system chess events of the Sportaccord World Mind Games 2013, which is being held in Beijing.

Shariyar Mammadyarov became the 2nd overcoming Levon Aronyan from Armenia.

Russian Sergey Karyakin topped the table, while Russia's Ruslan Ponomarev became 3rd. Another Azerbaijani grandmaster Teymur Rajabov gained 3.5 points.

A "Basque game" is where players play two simultaneous games against one another, one of each color. One of the strongest rapid and blitz events of the year with the participation of some of the world's top grandmasters and organized and held by a famous and respectable SportAccord organization, the World Mind Games are being held in Beijing on December 11-19.

Sixteen top men and sixteen top women's chess players play in Rapid, Blitz and Basque. The World Mind Games were held for the first time in 2008 and consisted of 5 disciplines: chess, bridge, draughts (checkers), go, and xiangqi (Chinese chess).

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