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20th Amber Tournament (Rapid) Tournament

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

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gelfand vs Karjakin 1-039201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
2. Carlsen vs Nakamura 1-040201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. A Giri vs Aronian 0-140201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
4. V Gashimov vs Ivanchuk 1-033201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. Topalov vs Anand ½-½36201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
6. Kramnik vs Grischuk 0-133201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
7. Aronian vs Nakamura ½-½53201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E77 King's Indian
8. V Gashimov vs Carlsen 0-149201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)C11 French
9. Anand vs Kramnik ½-½37201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Ivanchuk vs A Giri ½-½38201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. Grischuk vs Gelfand ½-½57201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
12. Karjakin vs Topalov ½-½26201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. Topalov vs Kramnik 1-060201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
14. Gelfand vs Anand 0-153201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
15. Nakamura vs Ivanchuk ½-½62201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)C07 French, Tarrasch
16. A Giri vs V Gashimov ½-½53201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)A04 Reti Opening
17. Carlsen vs Aronian ½-½44201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
18. Karjakin vs Grischuk 1-054201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. Ivanchuk vs Aronian 0-151201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)A36 English
20. V Gashimov vs Nakamura 0-176201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)C12 French, McCutcheon
21. A Giri vs Carlsen 0-170201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Kramnik vs Karjakin ½-½59201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
23. Anand vs Grischuk 1-042201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Topalov vs Gelfand 1-033201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. Gelfand vs Kramnik 0-144201120th Amber Tournament (Rapid)E46 Nimzo-Indian
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Mar-19-11  Ragh: Who is the "old man" that Magnus is referring to in his blog?
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  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  Rolfo: I think you are right
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  kingscrusher: I have done a brief overview video of Carlsen's games in Rounds 1-7:

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  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.

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  Penguincw: Nice vid kingscrusher.
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  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:,,

Mar-20-11  Reggaalex: Very well work like every overview of you <kingscrusher>...thx.Please keep up good work.Greetings from germany.
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  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?
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  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.

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  Penguincw: Aronian having a knight on b6,deep in Anand's position.
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  chancho: I see Naka - Gelfand twice on the games list...
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  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


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  Penguincw: < chancho: I see Naka - Gelfand twice on the games list... >

I also see Gelfand-Aronian twice.

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  Penguincw: Grischuk advancing on the kingside with tempo,Nakamura's knight is hit.
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  Penguincw: And the knight runs to f1.
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  Penguincw: With opposite coloured bishops in Ivanchuk-Gelfand,the game may be drawn.
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  Penguincw: Aronian's bishop looks to grab those last two queenside pawns of Anand.
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