Reports | September 06, 2012 18:54

Videos from the Moscow Blitz

Videos from the Moscow Blitz

Last Sunday we reported on the Moscow Blitz tournament which was won by Alexander Morozevich. Meanwhile, videos from this event have appeared on YouTube.

As we reported on Sunday, Alexander Morozevich won the Moscow Blitz Championship for this 6th time. He finished on 17/21 which was two points more than Vladimir Malakhov. The tournament itself was held for the 66th time already, outside the Institute of Architecture, Media and Design in the Russian capital. The rate of play was 3 minutes and 2 seconds increment per move.

Evgeny Potemkin is a regular visitor of events in Moscow, and he often brings his camera. At his YouTube channel dozens of videos from the blitz tournament were posted. As these are always fun to watch, we'll embed a few here:

Bareev-Dubov

Morozevich - Seliverstov

Morozevich-Bareev

Bareev-Malakhov

Rychagov-Bareev

Morozevich-Malakhov

The last video is arguably the most interesting. For anyone who has ever wondered how strong FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov plays, here's his game against the robot that was playing there as well (though not participating in the blitz). We recognize the opponent is the KUKA monster we wrote about here!

As we mentioned in Sunday's report, this experience inspired Ilyumzhinov to hold a chess tournament among robots on Mars.

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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of ChessVibes.com, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.

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Comments

ShockeR's picture

awesome ;)

arkan's picture

someone will cut of moro's arm for that watch in moscow for sure

KK's picture

Nice videos and nice angles, Peter. Thanks for posting this.

Stephen's picture

How can they play with so much noise going on ?

kasparovsky's picture

I cannont beleive this event with cheap priceless chess boards for the best players of the world... Pity.

kasparovsky's picture

I cannont beleive this event with cheap priceless chess boards fir the best players of the world... Pity.

kasparovsky's picture

I cannont beleive this event with cheap priceless chess boards for the best players of the world... Pity.

kasparovsky's picture

I cannont beleive this event with cheap priceless chess boards for the best players of the world... Pity.

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