This year again, 12th women’s world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk will be the official Chess Ambassador of the 2013 Sport Accord World Mind Games, which will take place in beijing, China between the 12th and 18th of December 2013. You can read the official announcement here. This is the third edition of the Mind Sports Games. It’s a unique multi-sport event which highlights the great value of Mind Sports. The world’s best players will deliver top-level performances and create new valuable experiences based on intelligence, strategy and exercise of mind.
You will recall that Alexandra got the very first Gold Medal in the Blitz Event of the first edition of the IMSA Mind Sports Games, by beating ex-world champion Antoaneta Stefanova in the blitz final 2-1. It was very tough because she started by losing the first game. Below are the 3 games in video.
Game 1 (Stefanova – Kosteniuk: 1-0)
Game 2 (Kosteniuk – Stefanova: 1-0)
Game 3 Tie-Break (Kosteniuk – Stefanova: 1-0)