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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
20th Amber Tournament (Rapid) Tournament

Magnus Carlsen9.5/11(+9 -1 =1)[view games]
Levon Aronian7/11(+4 -1 =6)[view games]
Veselin Topalov6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
Viswanathan Anand6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
Vassily Ivanchuk6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
Hikaru Nakamura5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[view games]
Alexander Grischuk5/11(+4 -5 =2)[view games]
Vugar Gashimov4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[view games]
Boris Gelfand4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[view games]
Sergey Karjakin4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[view games]
Vladimir Kramnik4/11(+2 -5 =4)[view games]
Anish Giri3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[view games]

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Gelfand vs Karjakin 1-039 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
2. Carlsen vs Nakamura 1-040 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. A Giri vs Aronian 0-140 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
4. V Gashimov vs Ivanchuk 1-033 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. Topalov vs Anand ½-½36 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
6. Kramnik vs Grischuk 0-133 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
7. Aronian vs Nakamura ½-½53 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E77 King's Indian
8. V Gashimov vs Carlsen 0-149 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)C11 French
9. Anand vs Kramnik ½-½37 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Ivanchuk vs A Giri ½-½38 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. Grischuk vs Gelfand ½-½57 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
12. Karjakin vs Topalov ½-½26 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. Topalov vs Kramnik 1-060 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
14. Gelfand vs Anand 0-153 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
15. Nakamura vs Ivanchuk ½-½62 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)C07 French, Tarrasch
16. A Giri vs V Gashimov ½-½53 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)A04 Reti Opening
17. Carlsen vs Aronian ½-½44 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
18. Karjakin vs Grischuk 1-054 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. Ivanchuk vs Aronian 0-151 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)A36 English
20. V Gashimov vs Nakamura 0-176 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)C12 French, McCutcheon
21. A Giri vs Carlsen 0-170 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Kramnik vs Karjakin ½-½59 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
23. Anand vs Grischuk 1-042 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Topalov vs Gelfand 1-033 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. Gelfand vs Kramnik 0-144 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E46 Nimzo-Indian
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
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Mar-19-11  rogge: We all remember the famous phrase: "Ich bin ein Hamburger".
Mar-19-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: Chucky should win the third day in a row best game prize.
Mar-19-11  siamesedream: <Chucky should win the third day in a row best game prize.>

And he did!

<The € 1,000 Game of the Day Prize was awarded for the third time in a row to Vasily Ivanchuk, this time for his rapid win over Alexander Grischuk.>

Mar-19-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: < Captain Beefheart - aka Don Van Vliet, of blessed memory - said "There are only twelve people in the world, and five of *them* are hamburgers".>

What does that mean, exactly?

Mar-19-11  siamesedream: <Magnus Carlsen`s Blog

Amber 2011 Round 7

Former World Champion Kramnik is known for his match victory against Kasparov back in 2000 and can still be a formidable opponent. In Amber this year he has not been in his best form. Anyhow I did not expect an easy match after my recent experience against Ivanchuk (who has continued to surge and is back at 50% score and shared 5th place after beating Anand and Grischuk 1,5-0,5 in round 6 and 7). I did not get anything from the opening as white in the blindfold game but decided to turn down his (quite usual) draw offer around move 22. I gradually got the upper hand but slipped and at some point he could have had the better endgame. Instead I won a pawn and managed to convert due to the advancing b-pawn. 1-0 after 91 moves and nearly two hours of blindfold chess. In the rapid game the fight was about d5 and in the end he was forced to take with his pawn resulting in a Benoni-like position but without two minor pieces. It was fairly even until he blundered badly with Qb7 allowing Rxe3 two moves later. 2-0 and I've won against Kramnik in all disciplines (classic, rapid, blindfold and blitz) over the last 4 months. Aronian won 1,5-0,5 against Gelfand and is sole leader with 10/14. I'm second at 9.5 with Anand in 3rd another 1,5 points behind, but he is playing Aronian tomorrow and a lot can still change at the top. My opponent tomorrow is Topalov and we are playing in the second group at 4pm. Not to forget the most important match; I beat my old man in bowling this evening☺ Magnus Carlsen, Nice, March 19th 2011

2011-03-20 00:32:36>

http://www.arcticsec.no/index.php?b...

Mar-19-11  Ragh: Who is the "old man" that Magnus is referring to in his blog?
Mar-19-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Bobby Fiske: Father Henrik.
Mar-19-11  Agent Bouncy: I just put the annoying hamburgers on my very small ignore list. Now instead of 21 pages of posts for Amber rapids, there are only 15. Six pages of hamburgers in the garbage can.
Mar-20-11  WiseWizard: We're witnessing a golden age of Chess.
Mar-20-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Rolfo: I think you are right
Mar-20-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: I have done a brief overview video of Carlsen's games in Rounds 1-7:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjX8...

Mar-20-11  meanruse: Anyone know the prizes for the Amber tournament? Read 80,000 Euros first prize somewhere. Not sure though
Mar-20-11  siamesedream: Thanks again <kingscrusher>.
Mar-20-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  SetNoEscapeOn: <Former World Champion Kramnik is known for his match victory against Kasparov back in 2000 and can still be a formidable opponent. In Amber this year he has not been in his best form. Anyhow I did not expect an easy match after my recent experience against Ivanchuk (who has continued to surge and is back at 50% score and shared 5th place after beating Anand and Grischuk 1,5-0,5 in round 6 and 7). I did not get anything from the opening as white in the blindfold game but decided to turn down his (quite usual) draw offer around move 22.>

Lol, Carlsen is not acting like a very pliant client.

Mar-20-11  Penguincw: Nice vid kingscrusher.
Mar-20-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  chrisowen: lol Aronin Anand one wonders free forall slav b5 gnap!? Cloth ears Levons plate lets fudge Petroff Catalan it OK? SET scrabble captain knight shred white soldiers ere navy led hi5 dont choke le Vish amour paired off.
Mar-20-11  firebyrd: <HeMateMe: What does that mean, exactly?>

I am not sure, but check out some other Beefheart lyrics, and you will see that exact meanings are pretty hard to come by, eg:

http://www.beefheart.com/walker/lyr..., http://www.beefheart.com/walker/lyr..., http://www.beefheart.com/walker/lyr...

Mar-20-11  Reggaalex: Very well work like every overview of you <kingscrusher>...thx.Please keep up good work.Greetings from germany.
Mar-20-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <HeMateMe> - <What does that mean, exactly?>

I have no idea, exactly. But approximately - in a cryptic, poetic sense - I take it as saying that people aren't very different from each other, that there are only a small number of basic types, and that almost half of these tend to be mass-produced and conformist.

Mar-20-11  fab4: Where's the live chess feed?
Mar-20-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: I thought Nakamura-Grischuk looked unusual, and it is. After 9. Ng4 they are out of book = Opening Explorer

Ivanchuk preparing to punish the Petrov.

Give me five hamburgers and I will eat them.

Mar-20-11  Penguincw: Aronian having a knight on b6,deep in Anand's position.
Mar-20-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: I see Naka - Gelfand twice on the games list...
Mar-20-11  Penguincw: Nakamura-Grischuk:The center is closed.Nakamura's king on e1 is uncastled,but not in any current danger.
Mar-20-11  watermate: Fab4: try

http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/

OR

http://amberchess20.com/PGNViewer/l...

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