2017 Mind Games Basque: Grischuk and Zhao Xue won

The 2017 IEMG Chess Games Basque were held in China, Huayane, on 15th and 16th of December 2017. The Basque section was a 5-round Swiss in which players plaied two games against an opponent simultaneously (one with White, one with Black), with a time control of 20 minutes for all moves and a 10-second increment from move 1. The prize fund was €50,000, with €11,000 for 1st place.

 In the men group Alexander Grischuk won the decisive battle with Wang Hao. Anton Korobov took the silver medal while Pentala Harikrishna, Yu Yangyi and Dmitry Andreikin shared 3rd place. Pentala Harikrishna won the bronze medal on tie-break. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Wang Hao shared 6th place.

The winner among men is Alexander Grischuk

Final Ranking after 10 Rounds
Rk.SNoNameFEDRtg TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
18GMGrischuk AlexanderRUS28136,51,528462736
22GMKorobov AntonUKR27656,50,528822772
31GMHarikrishna P.IND26876,00,028252753
410GMYu YangyiCHN27526,00,028152743
54GMAndreikin DmitryRUS27056,00,028142742
611GMMamedyarov ShakhriyarAZE28145,50,027952759
76GMWang HaoCHN27705,50,027792743
89GMDing LirenCHN27345,00,027572757
912GMArtemiev VladislavRUS26875,00,027432743
107GMMamedov RaufAZE26954,50,026802716
115GMIvanchuk VassilyUKR27962,00,025172757
123GMLe Quang LiemVIE27501,50,024492745

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In the Women's group Zhao Xue won 7.5 points out of 10 and took the gold medal defeating Mariya Muzychuk. Anna Muzychuk took the second place with 6.5 points, Katerina Lagno and Harika Dronavalli shared the third place but Lagno took the bronze medal thanks to better tie-break.

The winner among women is Zhao Xue.

Final Ranking after 10 Rounds
Rk.SNoNameFEDRtg TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
16GMZhao XueCHN24547,50,027222529
23GMMuzychuk AnnaUKR26076,50,026372527
312GMLagno KaterynaRUS25905,50,025452509
42GMHarika DronavalliIND24665,50,025402504
58GMKosteniuk AlexandraRUS25865,00,025212521
67GMUshenina AnnaUKR24825,00,024972497
75GMJu WenjunCHN25374,50,025202556
84GMMuzychuk MariyaUKR24984,50,024732509
91GMDzagnidze NanaGEO25084,50,024532489
109IMPaehtz ElisabethGER24674,01,024662538
1111GMTan ZhongyiCHN25024,01,024232495
1210GMStefanova AntoanetaFID24973,50,024092519

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