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Exclusive video interviews with the top 5 finishers in the world blitz championships

The First World Blitz Championships in 5 minutes of video clip.
Alexander Grischuk, the newly born World  Blitz Champion, is sharing his thoughts and feelings only moments after his dramatic win in the finals.
Peter Svidler, the runner up is trying to be objective, but has a hard time hiding his grief, after throwing away the title virtually 3 moves before the end of the game.
Vishy Anand, the biggest pre-tournament favorite: “The game against Grischuk proved to be decisive…”.
Judit Polgar, who was leading the tournament at early stages: “Well, it’s blitz – anything can happen”, but she hopes the championship is a good idea for chess and chessplayers.
Teimour Radjabov – “It was a nice and exciting championship”.