The final event of the Moscow Blitz Chess Championship took place on 6th September, traditionally in the open air, in front of the VDNH House of Culture.

Invited Grandmasters and players qualified from five semifinal events formed the field of 20 participants.

In addition there were also final Moscow Blitz Championships for women, veterans and juniors.

Alexander Morozevich completely dominated the main event, scoring 15,5 points from 19 games and leaving the nearest followers 2,5 points behind.

Famous blitz specialist Boris Savchenko took the silver medal with 13 points after edging Vladimir Malakhov on tie-break, who claimed the bronze.

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Valentina Gunina excelled in the championship among women where she took clear first place with 15 points from 17 games, half a point clear of Daria Charochkina. Aissa Imeeva is third with 11 points.

Final standings:

1 GM Morozevich Alexander RUS 2750 – 15.5
2 GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2696 – 13
3 GM Malakhov Vladimir RUS 2705 – 13
4 GM Riazantsev Alexander RUS 2682 – 12
5 GM Grachev Boris RUS 2669 – 11.5
6 GM Najer Evgeniy RUS 2662 – 11.5
7 GM Belous Vladimir RUS 2632 – 11
8 GM Grischuk Alexander RUS 2777 – 10.5
9 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2732 – 10.5
10 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2711 – 10
11 GM Mozharov Mikhail RUS 2542 – 10
12 IM Reshetnikov Alexey RUS 2599 – 9
13 GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2692 – 8.5
14 IM Moskalenko Alexander RUS 2554 – 8.5
15 GM Popov Ivan RUS 2657 – 8
16 GM Motylev Alexander RUS 2630 – 8
17 FM Seliverstov Vladimir RUS 2629 – 8
18 IM Dvalishvili Pavel S. RUS 2476 – 6
19 IM Paravyan David RUS 2450 – 4
20 FM Kretov Evgenij RUS 2415 – 1.5

Full list of winners of all sections at the Moscow Chess Federation website

Guests of honor were FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the President of the Moscow State Construction University Valery Telichenko.

Photo courtesy of Galina Popova

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