Katerina Lagno, one of the strongest Russian women-grandmasters won the historic Moscow Blitz Tournament, beating her fellow Russian Olympic team members Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina and Olga Girya.

Andrey Rychagov overpowered Alexei Korotylev in an Armageddon round, an ultra-fast blitz game, to the delight of the spectators.

One of the most prestigious tournaments in Russia, the Moscow Blitz Championship, has been held since 1947 and saw the likes of Kasparov, Tal and Spassky among participants. World Champion Mikhail Tal won the Moscow Blitz Championship 12 times, a record.

The 2017 edition of the tournament has been supported by a new charitable foundation established in honor of the late chess benefactor Oleg Zhuravsky, whose company, Liga Stavok, has been supporting Moscow chess for years.

Morozevich, Alexander vs. Zvjaginsev, Vadim
Final Moscow Blitz 2017 | ? | Round 1.3 | 03 Sep 2017 | ECO: B09 | 1/2-1/2
1. e4 d6 2. Nc3 g6 3. f4 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. e5 dxe5 7. fxe5 Nfd7 8. Bc4 c5 9. e6 fxe6 10. Ng5 Nb6 11. Bxe6+ Kh8 12. Nf7+ Rxf7 13. Bxf7 cxd4 14. O-O Nc6 15. Ne4 Ne5 16. Bb3 Nd5 17. Bh6 Bxh6 18. Kh1 Ne3 19. Qe2 Nxf1 20. Rxf1 Bf5 21. Ng3 Bg7 22. Nxf5 gxf5 23. Rxf5 d3 24. cxd3 Nxd3 25. Bc2 Rc8 26. Bxd3 Rc1+ 27. Rf1 Rxf1+ 28. Qxf1 Qd5 29. b3 Qe5 30. a4 Bf6 31. h3