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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Moscow Blitz Chess: Morozevich, Gunina win men's and women's section
GM Alexander Morozevich: Another conquest
Perfect smile/score: WGM Valentina Gunina
Did you follow the exciting Moscow Blitz Chess Championship on the Internet? It was a lot of fun.
The 64th edition of the tournament took place on Sunday at the Russian State Social University. In two weeks the Women's World Blitz Championship will be held here.
The creative grandmaster Alexander Morozevich won the main tournament with a score of 14 out of a possible points 19! Mikhail Kobalia finished second with 13.5 and Vasily Papin was third with 13 points.
And, in the women's section, WGM Valentina Gunina, was the best performere by winning all her 17 games. Second was IM Irina Vasilevich.
We found a nice photo report at www.chessbase.com.
From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal blog at