Sergey Karjakin of Russia won the blitz tournament of the World Mind Games in Beijing, China. He finished with the same score (19.5 out of 30 games) as Levon Aronian of Armenia, but won their individual match 1.5-0.5. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France came third as he edged out Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan on the same tiebreak: individual encounter. World Champion Hou Yifan won the women’s section ahead of Valentina Gunina and Anna Muzychuk.

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