February 21, 2012 9:41

Aeroflot Blitz: YouTube videos

Aeroflot Blitz: YouTube videos

Last Friday we reported on the Aeroflot Blitz tournament which was won by Sergey Karjakin in his hometown Moscow, Russia. Some of our readers pointed out that a number of videos have been uploaded to YouTube by Eugene Potemkin and Sergey Sorokhtin, who were filming in the playing hall. A small selection.

Event Aeroflot Blitz
Dates February 16th, 2012
Location Moscow, Russia
System 9-round Swiss, two games per round
Players Top players included Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Morozevich, Peter Svidler and Alexander Grischuk 
Rate of play 3 minutes for the game, with an additional 2 second increment
Prize fund 25,000 euro




More at Sergey Sorokhtin's YouTube channel.



Jankovic-Karjakin & Pridorozhni-Grischuk

More at Eugene Potemkin's YouTube channel.

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Solomon Francis's picture

Great videos! Thanks for posting it. What happened in the second video of Karjakin - Grischuk? Karjakin seemed to be a little better after he played Nd5 and then they just shook hands? Was that just a draw?

Bitmap's picture

Yes, it was drawn. I suppose after Bxd5 a simple continuation would be Nc6 (giving back the pawn) Bxc6 Rxc6 with a dead even position

darkergreen's picture

Thank you for the videos!

Jonas's picture

Suck a great tournament and such a shitty plastic pieces and paper thin "plstic boards". Organiser don't respect top players.

christos's picture

The pieces are plastic but heavy, ideal for blitz.

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