Reports | March 29, 2010 14:40

Amber: final video

Amber: last videoWe return once more to the 19th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament, which finished a few days ago. The final round was a thrilling affair, and the closing ceremony a pleasant one, when both Vassily Ivanchuk and Magnus gave a brief speech. Final video.

The 19th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament took place at the Palais de la Mediterranée in Nice, France, from March 12 to 25, 2010. The event was organized by the Association Max Euwe of chess maecenas Joop van Oosterom, which is based in Monaco. The total prize-fund is € 216,000.

The following twelve grandmasters took part: Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 2813), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2790), Levon Aronian (Armenia, 2782), Alexander Grischuk (Russia, 2756), Boris Gelfand (Israel, 2750), Peter Svidler (Russia, 2750), Vasily Ivanchuk (Ukraine, 2748), Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan, 2740), Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine, 2737), Sergey Karjakin (Russia, 2725), Leinier Dominguez (Cuba, 2713) and Jan Smeets (The Netherlands, 2651).


Amber 2010 | Pairings & results

Amber 2010 | Blindfold Final Standings

Amber 2010 | Blindfold Standings

Amber 2010 | Rapid Final Standings

Amber 2010 | Blindfold Standings

Amber 2010 | Combined Final Standings

Amber 2010 | Blindfold Standings



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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


chandler's picture

"we have only one cup which we will give to... " and Kramnik points to himself!!

Garnoth's picture

I think he is reacting to somebody in the crowd, not actually pointing himself out as the winner.

Billy Blinkers's picture

Haha! Classic! Didn't notice that the first time! Nice to see Kramnik showing more personality, and playing well!

Congrats on a very nice final video and excellent coverage, as usual!

unknown's picture

Finally final video.


Alexa's picture

Kasparov is playing the bass at the afterparty! Talented guy..

KV's picture

nice speech by chucky!

Daniel's picture

indeed very nice speech by chucky!

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