2017 IMSA Rapid: A. Stefanova and D. Andreykin - the strongest in the rapid chess

The 2017 IMSA Elite Mind Games rapid are held in China, Huayane. The IMSA President - Madam Chen Zelan, was a special guest of the tournament.
In a rapd on Swiss system, in seven tours competed 12 men and 12 women.

In the men’s group after a tense battle Dmitrii  Anderikin won the victory, defeating Mamedyarov and Wang Hao. In the final round, Anderikin and Mamedyarov both drew, but the former leader Chinese GM Wang Hao lost to Li Guanglian. Then Anderikin, Mamedyarov and Li Guanglian got the score of 4.5. So after a tie-break, Anderikin became the first. The  Mamedyarov and Li Guanglian took second and third places. The chinese players Ding Liren and Wang Hao became fourth and fifth with 4 points. Korobov ranked sixth with 3.5. Tomorrow there will be eleven rounds for chess blitz games.

The winner among men is Dmitrii Anderykin.

Final ranking - men.

Rk.NameRtgFED1.Rd2.Rd3.Rd4.Rd5.Rd6.Rd7.RdPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
1GMAndreikin Dmitry2705RUS3w½4b010w16b½5w12w17b½4,51,528642762
2GMMamedyarov Shakhriyar2814AZE9w15b½3w14b110w½1b06w½4,51,028642762
3GMLe Quang Liem2750VIE1b½6w12b08w½11b110w½5w14,50,528602758
4GMDing Liren2734CHN6b½1w111b½2w012b15b½9w½4,00,527972747
5GMWang Hao2770CHN7b12w½8b111w11b04w½3b04,00,527832733
6GMKorobov Anton2765UKR4w½3b09w11w½7b012w12b½3,50,027402740
7GMHarikrishna P.2687IND5w09b½12w½10b06w18b½1w½3,00,027072757
8GMYu Yangyi2752CHN12w½10b½5w03b½9b½7w½11b½3,00,026932743
9GMIvanchuk Vassily2796UKR2b07w½6b012b½8w½11w14b½3,00,026832733
10GMGrischuk Alexander2813RUS11b½8w½1b07w12b½3b½12w03,00,026772727
11GMArtemiev Vladislav2687RUS10w½12b14w½5b03w09b08w½2,51,026572759
12GMMamedov Rauf2695AZE8b½11w07b½9w½4w06b010b12,50,026462748

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Among Women Antoaneta Stefanova became first before the sisters Muzychuk and Katerina Lagno.
In the first round Stefanova lost from Anna Muzychuk, but  in the last round,  by winning over Kostinukshe, she won pionts and jumped to the first place again. The Muzychuk sisters drew with Ushenina and Dzagnidze in the last round. As a result, the five players, Stefanova, Anna Muzychuk, Maria Muzychuk, Lagno and Ushenina, all scored 4.5. So after tie-break, Stefanova took women’s rapid gold medal. Anna Muzychuk took the second place, followed by her sister Mariya. Lagno and Ushenina ranked the fourth and fifth and Harika was on the sixth place with 4 points.

Final ranking - women.

Rk.NameRtgFED1.Rd2.Rd3.Rd4.Rd5.Rd6.Rd7.RdPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
1GMStefanova Antoaneta2497FID3w½7b15w18b½2w04w½11b14,50,026462544
2GMMuzychuk Anna2607UKR11w14w½8b½6w½1b13b½5w½4,50,026242522
3GMMuzychuk Mariya2498UKR1b½5w½9b14w16b½2w½7b½4,50,026172515
4GMLagno Kateryna2590RUS9w12b½6w½3b08w11b½10w14,50,026112509
5GMUshenina Anna2482UKR7w½3b½1b012w110b16w12b½4,50,026082506
6GMHarika Dronavalli2466IND10w18w½4b½2b½3w½5b012w14,00,025762526
7GMDzagnidze Nana2508GEO5b½1w010b½9w111b½12b½3w½3,50,024982498
8GMJu Wenjun2537CHN12w16b½2w½1w½4b011w½9b03,00,024742524
9GMZhao Xue2454CHN4b011b13w07b012w010b½8w12,51,524252527
10GMTan Zhongyi2502CHN6b012b17w½11b½5w09w½4b02,51,024062508
11GMKosteniuk Alexandra2586RUS2b09w012b110w½7w½8b½1w02,50,524082510
12IMPaehtz Elisabeth2467GER8b010w011w05b09b17w½6b01,50,022752505

Watch the Women Mind Games 2017  on ChessBomb.

Tomorow the participants will play acoording to the Basque system. Watch them live on ChessBomb.