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Tuesday, January 04, 2011 22:39
From March 11 to 25, 2011 Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Vasily Ivanchuk, Sergey Karjakin, Boris Gelfand, Hikaru Nakamura, Vugar Gashimov and Anish Giri will play in the 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament in Monaco. This was announced today in a press release, in...
Friday, March 27, 2009 0:11
Levon Aronian won the 18th Amber tournament after a dramatic last round in Nice today. He had a narrow escape in his blindfold game against Topalov and drew his rapid game quickly to secure victory, since both Anand and Carlsen couldn't catch him anymore. Just like last year the Armenian grandmaster was the strongest player in the combined...
Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:07
Beating Wang Yue 1¬?-¬? today, Levon Aronian is back in sole lead at the Amber tournament with just one more round to go, tomorrow at 12.30. Anand blundered a queen today against Morozevich in the blindfold while Carlsen lost 1¬?-¬? to Kramnik after playing far below his normal level in the first game. The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:35
With just two rounds to go at the Amber tournament in Nice, Anand, Aronian and Carlsen are sharing the lead with 11.5 points out of 18 games. Anand drew twice with Topalov today while Aronian and Carlsen scored 1¬?-¬? against Morozevich and Karjakin respectively. The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament, organized by the Association Max Euwe...
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Monday, March 23, 2009 3:23
Beating Kramnik 1¬?-¬?, Anand grabbed sole lead today at the Amber tournament in Nice. Carlsen also scored 1¬?-¬?, against Topalov, and now leads the blindfold tournament a point clear while Aronian, Anand and Kamsky are sharing first place in the rapid section. Monday is the second and last rest day. The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament...
Monday, March 23, 2009 0:59
That the first edition of the Amber tournament had rapid and blitz games, and blitz was changed for blindfold starting from the second edition? That players like Ivanchuk, Kramnik and Topalov always ask for a bulletin after the round? That Peter and Sofi Leko are very good in table football? Did you know... ...that the tournament has reached its...
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Sunday, March 22, 2009 3:10
Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik are in shared first place with 9/14 at the Amber tournament. In the 7th round in Nice they both won 1¬?-¬?: Anand beat Karjakin while Kramnik defeated tournament leader Aronian. Scoring 2-0 against Wang Yue, Carlsen climbed to shared third with Aronian. The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament,...
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Saturday, March 21, 2009 4:21
Levon Aronian is the sole leader at the Amber tournament in Nice after six rounds. The Armenian is the only player with 8/12 in the combined tournament. World Champion Anand, who beat Radjabov twice today, is now in second place together with Kramnik. Carlsen beat Morozevich 1¬?-¬? and Wang Yue won his first blindfold game, scoring 1¬?-¬? in his...
Friday, March 20, 2009 4:58
After the first rest day, the Amber tournament resumed today with the 5th round. In his rapid game against Carlsen, Aronian snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and now the Armenian leads the combined standings together with Kramnik, who drew twice with Topalov. And... Wang Yue won his first game of the tournament, with Black against Radjabov...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:46
Thanks to a 2-0 victory over Wang Yue, Kramnik is the new leader of the combined tournament in Nice, with a score of 5.5/8. Radjabov also won twice, against Karjakin. Wednesday is the first rest day. Video added! The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament, organized by the Association Max Euwe in Monaco, takes place from March 14 (first round...

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