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Highlights from the fifth day of the 2012 World Mind Games

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Lot of action today again, with the first day of Blitz chess games, more Go games, a match between Sun Nanjin, the online winner of the Go tournament and MIchael Redmond (9 P), while Draught and Xiangqi visited Thisnghua University.

GO: GOLD MEDALS FOR CHINA AND KOREA
IN THE GAME THAT DECIDED THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION, CHINA'S LI HE BEAT HER COUNTRYWOMAN RUI NAIWEI FOR A SECOND TIME, PROVING THAT SHE HAS SUPPLANTED RUI AS THE WORLD'S TOP WOMAN PLAYER.

Both Li and Rui had beaten Korea's Choi Jeong, the bronze medalist, in earlier rounds, and Li had also beaten Rui to win the Bingsheng Cup in November.

In the men's competition, the gold medalist is Korea's Choi Chulhan, who emerged victorious over countryman Kang Dongyoon in a game that featured wild fighting and huge exchanges. Choi now holds claim to two world titles.

Starting on the 18th, Choi and Li will contend for further medals in the pair Go competition, where Choi is partnered with Choi Jeong and Li with Jiang Weijie. Men's bronze medalist Lin
Chi-han also moves on into the pair competition, where he is paired with go ambassador Joanne Missingham.


CHESS - FIRST DAY OF BLITZ
On the first day of blitz all the players chose to play in a very aggressive style and draws were the rare guests in the table. After eight rounds of the tournament three well-known masters in blitz Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakinsucceeded to get 6 points out of 8 and took the lead in the tournament. Nakamura has already played against other leaders, so tomorrow one of the most important games will be Aronian -- Karjakin (round 13).


The current world blitz champion with amazing blitz rating 2923, Alexander Grischuk lost three games in a row at the beginning but managed to "wake up" after unsuccessful start and made 3, 5 out of 5, which in any case makes hard for him to join the fight for medals.


After eight rounds Alexandra Kosteniukis a sole leader in women section with 7 wins, as she lost only one game against Koneru in the seventh round. It looks like she has already played against the top-rated opponents; however in blitz everything is possible and we can expect a lot of emotions in last rounds.


Elizabeth Paehtz, Anna Muzychuk and Humpy Koneru share the second place 1,5 points behind of the leader with 5,5 out of 8. Another surprising result came from former world champion Hou Yifan, who unexpectedly lost three games in a row, same as Alexander Grischuk. Nevertheless she managed to improve her tournament situation and finished the first day with 3,5 out of 8. Show less
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