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🏆 Amber Rapid (2006)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Peter Leko, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Loek van Wely, Peter Heine Nielsen

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Aronian vs Van Wely 1-0332006Amber RapidB20 Sicilian
2. P H Nielsen vs Leko ½-½362006Amber RapidE15 Queen's Indian
3. Topalov vs Ivanchuk 1-0592006Amber RapidC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons  ½-½572006Amber RapidC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. Morozevich vs Anand ½-½352006Amber RapidA04 Reti Opening
6. Grischuk vs Gelfand ½-½212006Amber RapidC42 Petrov Defense
7. Leko vs Van Wely ½-½692006Amber RapidB42 Sicilian, Kan
8. Ivanchuk vs P H Nielsen ½-½902006Amber RapidD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. Topalov vs Aronian ½-½332006Amber RapidA04 Reti Opening
10. Anand vs Svidler 1-0532006Amber RapidC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Gelfand vs Morozevich ½-½412006Amber RapidA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. F Vallejo Pons vs Grischuk ½-½392006Amber RapidB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Grischuk vs Morozevich 0-1762006Amber RapidC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Svidler vs Gelfand 0-1522006Amber RapidA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
15. F Vallejo Pons vs Anand 0-1432006Amber RapidB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. P H Nielsen vs Topalov 1-0332006Amber RapidE10 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Van Wely vs Ivanchuk  ½-½342006Amber RapidD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Aronian vs Leko 1-0382006Amber RapidB50 Sicilian
19. Ivanchuk vs Leko 0-1572006Amber RapidE15 Queen's Indian
20. P H Nielsen vs Aronian 1-0462006Amber RapidA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
21. Topalov vs Van Wely 0-1422006Amber RapidD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Gelfand vs Anand ½-½242006Amber RapidE15 Queen's Indian
23. Morozevich vs F Vallejo Pons 0-1702006Amber RapidB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Grischuk vs Svidler 1-0212006Amber RapidD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Svidler vs Morozevich 1-0482006Amber RapidB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Mar-30-06  DCP23: Okay, joint winners then.
Still Moro is the real winner, say what you will.
Mar-30-06  gmgomes: Congratulations for Moro and Anand for sharing 1st in Amber 2006. Moro - the blindfold king
Anand - The Speed King.
Mar-30-06  Ragh: Does anyone know the past winners list of the previous Amber tournaments. I would like to know who has most number of titles.
Mar-30-06  acirce: total: http://www.ajedrezdeataque.com/05%2...

rapid: http://www.ajedrezdeataque.com/05%2...

blindfold: http://www.ajedrezdeataque.com/05%2...

Mar-30-06  Open Defence: <Ragh> i dont have the stats but i think Anand probably tops the list of previous wins
Mar-30-06  doremi: What is the next event for us chess junkies to congregate at cg again?
Mar-30-06  acirce: <Open Defence> he is tied with Kramnik now, 5 first places each in the combined event (clear or shared).
Mar-30-06  Open Defence: wow, how many people would have picked "Drawnik" to do well at an event like Amber
Mar-30-06  gmgomes: <What is the next event for us chess junkies to congregate at cg again?> European Championship - with Chucky, Radjabov and others (April 3rd) and Olimpiad in May.
Mar-30-06  yalie: fair result that Anand and Moro tied. Just like Anand and Topa at WAZ, it would have been a travesty if either of them had finished second.

Wow - Vishy has 4 blindfold, 5 rapid and 5 overall titles - to go alongwith his 5 WAZ titles.

Compares nicely with Kasparov's streak at Linares and Kramnik's at Dortmund.

In future tournaments, I cant imagine Moro not winning the blindfold, just as I cant imagine Vishy not winning the rapid.

Mar-30-06  Ragh: so, the combined standings for Amber tourney since its inception are -

Anand 5 titles (4 clear, 1 shared)
Kramnik 5 titles (2 clear, 3 shared)
Moroz 3 titles (0 clear, 2 shared)
Shirov 2 titles (1 clear, 1 shared)
Topalov 1 titles (0 clear, 1 shared)
Karpov 1 title (1 clear)
Ivanchuk 1 title (1 clear)
Ljubojvic 1 title (1 clear)
Kasparao 0 titles?

Mar-30-06  Open Defence: <Ragh: Moroz 3 titles (0 clear, 2 shared) > something doesnt quite add up there ..
Mar-30-06  Ragh: <Open Defence> Here is the corrected one:

Anand - 5 titles (4 clear, 1 shared)
Kramnik - 5 titles (2 clear, 3 shared)
Moroz - 3 titles (1 clear, 2 shared)
Shirov - 2 titles (1 clear, 1 shared)
Topalov - 1 title (1 shared)
Karpov - 1 title (1 clear)
Ivanchuk - 1 title (1 clear)
Ljubojvic - 1 title (1 clear)
Kasparao - 0 titles?

Mar-30-06  Open Defence: hmmm did Kasparov ever take part in Amber ?
Mar-30-06  percyblakeney: <hmmm did Kasparov ever take part in Amber ?> Nope, I read somewhere that he doesn't like blindfold competitions.
Mar-30-06  percyblakeney: ...found the link:

<Kasparov has never played the Melody Amber (named for the daughter of the tournament's patron: the rich, amiable, and charmingly eccentric correspondence chess GM J.J. van Oosterom). Kasparov considers blindfold chess a sideshow not for serious competition>

http://www.chessninja.com/dailydirt...

Mar-30-06  notyetagm: <Open Defence: wow, how many people would have picked "Drawnik" to do well at an event like Amber>

Kramnik used to be an outstanding player. Don't know how many times I have to say that.

Mar-30-06  Open Defence: <notyetagm: Kramnik used to be an outstanding player. Don't know how many times I have to say that.> exactly
Mar-30-06  Jim Bartle: <Kramnik used to be an outstanding player. Don't know how many times I have to say that.>
Mar-30-06  chessmoron: FINAL MATCH RESULTS:
Blind:
Aronian-Svidler 1-0
Ivanchuk-Grischuk 1/2-1/2
Nielsen-Gelfand 1/2-1/2
Topalov-Anand 1/2-1/2
van Wely-Morozevich 0-1
Leko-Vallejo 1-0

Rapid:
Svidler-Aronian 0-1
Grischuk-Ivanchuk 1/2-1/2
Gelfand-Nielsen 1-0
Anand-Topalov 1/2-1/2
Morozevich-van Wely 1/2-1/2
Vallejo-Leko 1/2-1/2

Anand wins Rapid and Moro wins Blind. Congrats to those two!!!

Mar-30-06  doremi: Besides Vallejo which is the bigger surprise by ending up clear third, there is Van Wely which is the smaller suprise, but a surprise nonetheless by ending up ahead of Svidler and Ivanchuk. The Dutch billionaire sponsor and the Dutch fans should be proud of their fellow countryman
Mar-30-06  Ragh: If it has a Dutch sponsor, why is the event being held in Monaco?

Mar-30-06  Monoceros: For the gambling, of course!
Mar-31-06  doremi: Holland is too crowded, even the dogs there wag their tails up and down to save space
May-25-07  notyetagm: <doremi: Holland is too crowded, even the dogs there wag their tails up and down to save space>

LOL

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