SportAccord World Mind Games 2014
The prestigious SportAccord World Mind Games, is ready to start tomorrow, 11th December 2014, a multi-sport event we all long waited for! In its 4th edition, taking place in the bustling capital of China, our Chess dedicated section is in for intense fights in the rapid, blitz and basque competitions. Jet-lagged or not, the brilliant minds of the top players from both Men and Women divisions, will prove, once again, their strength in the over the board battles, continuing to amaze us with their masterpieces. In spite of the little time available on the clock and with the additional pressure of high prizes, top grandmasters like Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk or Humpy Koneru and Hou Yifan (all the players should be mentioned but one can find the full lists in the dedicated tabs) lined up to grab the coveted titles, while delivering a true feast for the local and worldwide public's eyes.
After tonight's opening ceremony, which is scheduled for 18.30 (local time in Beijing is GMT+8:00), and once the technical meeting will be over, we will have the drawing of lots for tomorrow's competition, the Rapid. But we can all sense something in the air, perhaps it is the "knives sharpening", as the players are mentally preparing already for the intense five days to come. Since one cannot fully rely of deep calculation, exhausting all possibilities and taking thoughtful decisions before each move, intuition, creativity and a certain strategy will be required for the chess players to cope with all the challenges that will arise on their way to the very top.
All the 'drama' can be followed on our website, of course, but for the full overview of the World Mind Games 2014, kindly visit the official website and the social media platforms mentioned underneath:
The twitter hashtag being: #sawmg14
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