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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Top Names in Moscow Blitz Chess Championship 2013 on Sept 1; Watch Live

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 

The 67th Moscow Blitz Chess Championship will take place on 1st September at the park “Krasnaya Presnya”. The Championship was established back in 1946 by the newspaper “Vechernyaya Moskva” and traditionally takes place outdoors. You can follow the event live at the official website.

A number of well-known Grandmasters will take part in the event – the 2012 World Rapid Champion Sergey Karjakin, the 2012 World Blitz Champion Alexander Grischuk, two-times Russian Champion Alexander Morozevich and reigning Women's World Blitz Champion Valentina Gunina.

The event will consist of eight tournaments: the main Moscow Final Championship, Moscow Final “B” Championship, Women’s Championship, Veteran Groups (men and women), Junior Groups (boys and girls), and the Moscow Chess Federation Journalists Cup.
The time control will be 5 minutes per player per game. The tournaments will start at 12:00 local time and the closing ceremony will be at 18:00.

Many famous players were Moscow Blitz Champions, including the names like Mikhail Tal, Vassily Smyslov, Yuri Averbakh, Evgeny Vasiukov, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk and Alexander Morozevich.

Vasiukov and Morozevich are holding the record number of trophies – six each. (News by Eldar Mukhametov, press secretary of the Moscow Chess Federation/
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