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24-12-2012, 12:42 PM
The following article was published in the Sydney Morning Herald Monday 24th December 2012.

World Mind Games in Beijing
Peter Parr

The SportAccord World Mind Games featuring Chess, Bridge, Draughts, Go and Chinese chess was held in Beijing, China. There were three chess competitions for rapid, blitz and blindfold in men’s and women’s divisions. Fifteen of the sixteen players in the men’s section were rated above 2700. L.Fressinet (FRA) won the rapid on tie-break from H.Nakamura (USA) each scoring 5.5/7. S.Karjakin (RUS) won the blitz with 12.5/15 above H.Nakamura (USA) 11 in second place. Top seed L.Aronian (ARM) won the blindfold with 5.5/7 ahead of H.Nakamura (USA) on 5 points.

Morozevich A (2748) – Jobava B (2711) [E70] rapid
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0–0 5.Be3 c6 6.f3 a6 7.Qd2 b5 8.e5 Ne8 9.Bh6 d6 10.Bxg7 Nxg7 11.0–0–0 Nd7 12.g4 Bb7? (12.. dxe5 is better) 13.h4 dxe5 14.h5 exd4 15.hxg6 dxc3 16.Qh6 fxg6 17.Qxh7+ Kf7 18.Rh6 cxb2+ 19.Kxb2 Rg8? 20.Nh3 Nf8 21.Ng5+ Kf6 22.Qxg8 Qxd1 23.Ne4+ Ke5 24.Qxg7+ Kf4 25.Qf7+ Ke3 26.Qxe7 Qd8 27.Qb4 Qd4+ 28.Kc2 Kxf3 29.Bd3 Ne6 30.Qe1 1–0

Jobava B (2711) – Mamedyarov S (2764) [A01] rapid
1.b3 Nf6 2.Bb2 g6 3.Bxf6 exf6 4.c4 Bg7 5.Nc3 f5 6.Rc1 0–0 7.g3 Re8 8.Bg2 f4 9.gxf4 Qh4 10.Kf1 Bxc3 11.Rxc3 Qxf4 12.h4 d6 13.h5 Nc6 14.Nh3 Qd4 15.e3 Qf6 16.Nf4 Ne7 17.Qf3 Qg5 18.Bh3 c6 19.hxg6 hxg6 20.Bxc8 Raxc8 21.Nh5 f5 22.Rd3 Kf7 23.Nf4 Rcd8 24.Rh7+ Kf6 25.Qd1 ! 1–0