Ding Liren & Gunina Takes the lead in Blitz Game Day-2
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In 2016 IMSA Elite Mind Games Chess field, today round 11-20 of the blitz game has been accomplished. There is no much change of the leaderboard for men’s group, Chinese player Ding Liren and Indian Player Harikrishna stepped ahead steadily, scored 7/10 and 6.5/10 individually. Currently, Ding Liren is taking the lead with 14.5/20 scores overall, half point ahead of Harikrishna. On the other side, Mamedov scored 12.5/20 to take the third position, followed by Wang Hao and Tomashevsky who both got 12/20 points.
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For women group, Gunina’s hot streak was stopped by Poland player Soko at round 14, then lost to Kosteniuk, Zhao Xue, Lagno and only scored 5.5/10 for today. Even though she still leading the board with 15.5/20, but other players like Lagno, who scored 7.5/10 has catch up quickly with 14.5/20 points. Stefanova and Ju Wenjun followed behind with 12.5/20 points.
Tomorrow is the final day for chess blitz games, please stay tuned to get the latest results.

By:Gu Xiaobing


Gunina Scored 10/10 on the first blitz day
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In 2016 IMSA Elite Minds Games, Chess players have started 3min+2sec/move blitz game competition at Huai’an, Jiangsu Province, China. Chinese top seed player Ding Liren, who’s been pretty quite when playing rapid games, made some noise in today’s games and currently taking the lead with 7.5/10 scores overall. India famous player Harikrishna, even though did lose to Ding Liren in round 4, behaved pretty good afterwards and scored 7.5/10 as well and currently on second place.

Russia player Tomashevsky scored 6.5/10 at third place, followed by Sargissian Gabriel, Mamedov Rauf and Wang Hao. Since the blitz games would been playing for 30 rounds with double round-robin, it is uneasy to predict the final victorious player at now.
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Comparing to male’s player’s fierce competition, the female player seemingly relying more on ‘momentum’. On day-1 of the blitz game competition, Russia female player Gunina Valentina made an absolutely unbelievable record: winning ten games in a row and scored 10/10 full marks! Even though she did on some sorts of the tough position during the games, she handled the difficulty perfectly and won the games ultimately. Russia Player Lagno scored 7.0/10 and on second position currently, followed by Antoaneta Stefanova who scored 6.5/10 overall. Gunina Valentina undoubtedly was the super star for today, and many spectators would like to see if she could continue her super hot-streak in the following day.

By:Gu Xiaobing

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