Alexander Grischuk is the FIDE World Blitz champion Print
Friday, 08 September 2006 00:00
Alexander Grischuk is the new World Blitz Champion, after winning the sudden death game vs. Peter Svidler. The Championship, which was a 16-player round robin, took place 5-8 September 2006 in Rishon Le Zion, Israel. .
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official site of the championship Alexander Grischuk is the new World Blitz Champion, after winning the sudden death game vs. Peter Svidler. The Championship, which was a 16-player round robin, took place 5-8 September 2006 in Rishon Le Zion, Israel. Svidler and Grischuk tied for first with 10.5 points after 15 rounds of play, and had to play the sudden death game to define the champion.

Final Standings:
Name                     Pts  
Grischuk, Alexander      10.5
Svidler, Peter           10.5
Radjabov, Teimour        10  
Anand, Viswanathan       10  
Polgar, Judith           9.5
Gelfand, Boris           9.5
Bacrot, Etienne          8  
Carlsen, Magnus          7.5
Erenburg, Sergey         7  
Sutovsky, Emil           7  
Gagunashvili, Merab      7
Roiz, Michael            6.5
Smirin, Ilia             6  
Gurevich, Mikhail        4  
Zoler, Dan               3.5
Lifshitz, Gaby           3.5 
Visit the official site of the championship
 
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