World Blitz Championship 2009  

Photos of the 2009 World Blitz Championship, played in the Moscow GUM. It was won by 1. Magnus Carlsen 2. Vishy Anand and 3. Sergey Karjakin. A memorable event for Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk who managed to beat tenured Grandmasters such as Men's World Champion Vishy Anand (ELO 2788), World rated #1 Magnus Carlsen (ELO 2801), World rated #5 Aronian (ELO 2781), World rated #6 Gashimov (ELO 2758), World rated #10 Morozevich (ELO 2750), as well as Judith Polgar (Women's rated #1, ELO 2680, who had previously never lost to a woman). All photos are by Pufichek and chesspics.com . They can be used only with written permission. Bona Fide Press Agencies can enquire how to get hi-res versions for publication.


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20091118_161Kosteniuk-Morozevich.jpg
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20091116_17AnandKosteniuk.jpg
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20091117_108Naiditsch-Kosteniuk.jpg
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20091116_123JPolgar-Kosteniuk.jpg
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