Archive for Blindfold chess

Thursday, March 24, 2011 22:29
Levon Aronian won the 20th and last Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament. In the blindfold session of the last round, he drew against Sergey Karjakin while his main rival Magnus Carlsen lost to Boris Gelfand. This decided everything: Aronian also became the winner of the Blindfold tournament and Carlsen finished first in the Rapid. General info...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:48
With two rounds to go, Levon Aronian leads the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament by a full point. On Tuesday the Armenian beat Vladimir Kramnik 1.5-0.5 while Magnus Carlsen exchanged victories with Vishy Anand. General info The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament takes place at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in Monaco, from...
Monday, March 21, 2011 2:33
Just like round 6, the 8th round of the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament in Monaco saw six draws in the blindfold section and six wins in the rapid. Going into the second rest day, Levon Aronian remains half a point ahead of Magnus Carlsen. After losing 1.5-0.5 today Vladimir Kramnik is now last in the overall standings. Levon Aronian |...
Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:40
In the 7th round of the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament, Magnus Carlsen narrowed the gap with Levon Aronian in the overall standings to half a point. While the tournament leader beat Boris Gelfand 1.5-0.5, Carlsen himself managed to win both games against a struggling Vladimir Kramnik. General info The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid...
Saturday, March 19, 2011 2:41
Despite a 0.5-1.5 loss to Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian maintained his lead in the general standings of the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament. Magnus Carlsen is now one point behind the Armenian thanks to a 1.5-0.5 win against Sergey Karjakin, while Vishy Anand lost with the same score against Vassily Ivanchuk. General info The 20th...
Friday, March 18, 2011 2:28
After the first rest day, on Thursday the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament resumed in Monaco. It was a very good day for Levon Aronian, who won his mini-match against Vugar Gashimov 2-0. Like last year, Magnus Carlsen went down 0-2 against Vassily Ivanchuk. General info The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament takes place at the...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:49
Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen continue to share the lead at the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament, after four rounds. Both won their matches 1.5-0.5 today. Wednesday is the first rest day in Monaco. Erwin l'Ami, Jan Smeets and Loek van Wely have also arrived in Monaco - here together with Veselin Topalov who celebrated his 36th...
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:49
Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen are sharing the lead at the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament, after three rounds. The world's number 2 and 3, who drew twice with each other today, scored 4.5 points out of 6 games in total. General info The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament takes place at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in...
Monday, March 14, 2011 2:54
After two rounds Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen and Alexander Grischuk are in shared first place at the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament. Carlsen beat Gashimov 2-0 today to get to the top in the rapid section while Aronian and Grischuk have 1.5/2 in the blindfold. General info The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament takes place at...
Sunday, March 13, 2011 4:19
Levon Aronian, Vugar Gashimov, Alexander Grischuk and Boris Gelfand all had an excellent start at the Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament, winning their mini-matches 2-0. Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand won 1.5-0.5 against Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov respectively. General info The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament takes place...

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