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Amber Tournament (Blindfold) Tournament

Vladimir Kramnik7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
Levon Aronian7/11(+4 -1 =6)[view games]
Magnus Carlsen7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
Viswanathan Anand6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[view games]
Alexander Morozevich6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Peter Leko5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[view games]
Veselin Topalov5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[view games]
Teimour Radjabov5/11(+3 -4 =4)[view games]
Vassily Ivanchuk5/11(+3 -4 =4)[view games]
Sergey Karjakin4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[view games]
Wang Yue3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[view games]
Gata Kamsky3/11(+0 -5 =6)[view games]

 page 3 of 3; games 51-66 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
51. Karjakin vs Carlsen ½-½41 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)B30 Sicilian
52. Wang Yue vs Kamsky ½-½59 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
53. Topalov vs Anand ½-½27 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
54. Morozevich vs Aronian ½-½48 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
55. Kamsky vs Topalov 0-133 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
56. Anand vs Morozevich 0-125 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)B07 Pirc
57. Aronian vs Wang Yue 1-067 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
58. Ivanchuk vs Radjabov 1-083 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
59. Carlsen vs Kramnik 0-120 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
60. Leko vs Karjakin 0-156 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
61. Kramnik vs Leko 1-036 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
62. Morozevich vs Kamsky 1-085 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
63. Karjakin vs Ivanchuk 1-0111 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
64. Topalov vs Aronian ½-½46 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
65. Radjabov vs Carlsen 1-054 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)C53 Giuoco Piano
66. Wang Yue vs Anand ½-½85 2009 Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 3 of 3; games 51-66 of 66  PGN Download
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Mar-26-09  Vakus: Great performance for Levon Aronian. Kasparov should be proud of his compatriot's achievement :)

Winning two years on end in Blindfold/Rapid/Combined - a record?

Mar-26-09  gazzawhite: Some interesting observations:
- Anand and Kramnik both had a combined record of 8 wins, 3 losses, 11 draws. - Kamsky came first in rapid and last in blindfold.
- Topalov drew more games than anyone else.
Mar-26-09  jurado96: I think is Levons'time to rule
soon he will be the world champion
solid game and great end games player time will tell
Mar-26-09  KamikazeAttack: <Anand is incredible. Went into a bad position on purpose and defended it amazingly and now has the initiative. Amazing playa.
>

Lol, yeah really amazing strategy.

Mar-26-09  KamikazeAttack: <DCP23: So! Kramnik does win the blindfold section in the end, though this time it's shared with Carlsen.>

Yup.

Kramnik wins his second hat-trick in Amber Blindfold chess.

First hat-trick - 1998, 1999 2000
Second hat-trick - 2007, 2008, 2009

Mar-26-09  WhiteRook48: so what new tournaments are up?
Mar-26-09  sheaf: kramnik and anand had a decent tournament, kramnik played very well in blindfold in the first half and not so good in rapid in the second..but in the second half he played some really good games in rapid as well, last round win against leko was nice, meticulously used leko's passive play against him to score full point..
Mar-27-09  shintaro go: Back to back wins by Kramnik were not enough for the title but it shows how much fight is left in him.
Mar-27-09
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  PhilFeeley: <WhiteRook48: so what new tournaments are up?>

Coming up:

Foxwoods Open Chess Tournament, April 8-12

2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers Toronto Open Chess Championship, April 17-19

The Copper State International Chess Tournament, May 29 - June 3, Mesa AZ

Mar-27-09
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  PhilFeeley: Lots more listed here:

http://www.chess-results.com/Defaul...

but I don't know which will be online.

Mar-28-09  Stanley Yee: <gazzawhite: Some interesting observations:> The tournament saw a revival of the Caro-Kann Defence, with a combined record of 4+ 6= 2-. Blind record 2+ 4= 1-. Rapid record 2+ 2= 1-. Anand played it the most, with a record of 2+ 3= 0-. Morozevich's record 1+ 1= 1-. Leko's record 0+ 2= 0-.
Mar-28-09  Dredge Rivers: This tournament wasn't nearly hard enough. Next year, instead of just blindfolding them, let's gag and handcuff them too! :)
Mar-28-09  KamikazeAttack: <let's gag and handcuff them too! :)>

Never mind gag ... I suggest castrate them?

Mar-28-09  Dredge Rivers: <KamikazeAttack>

No need for that. But, if they make too many short draws, we could jolt them with a cattle prod! Better yet, we could hold the tournament at Guantanamo. Since Obama is going to empty it out, there should be plenty of room!

<Love hurts, and so does Chess!> :)

Mar-30-09  Whitehat1963: How much worse is the typical level of play in high-level rapid chess or blindfold or even blitz than in a classical championship match? And what's the best way of determining the answer?
Mar-30-09
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  alexmagnus: The best way of determining the answer about blindfold would be letting a blindfolded player play a long match against a player with board sight and calculate the TPR. Or, even beter, more than one match against different players.
Mar-30-09  Dredge Rivers: Would I ever play in a blindfold tournament? I just can't see it. :)
Apr-11-09  Bondsamir: Thank you to Mr.Anand for the masterpieces he makes. it is not a big deal not to finish first as long as you make such games.
Apr-11-09  Blackreptile: Topavov/Aronian of the last blindfold round : Black is completely crushed, but draw: not the kind of position Topa is used not to win! Aronian was lost in several games in this tournament, is he a great magician, or would it be the triumph of the utmost self-confidence he shows?
Apr-20-09  WhiteRook48: Kramnik stands better than Anand in this tournament!
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