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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold) Tournament

Levon Aronian8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[view games]
Viswanathan Anand7/11(+3 -0 =8)[view games]
Boris Gelfand6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
Alexander Grischuk6/11(+2 -1 =8)[view games]
Vugar Gashimov6/11(+3 -2 =6)[view games]
Sergey Karjakin5.5/11(+1 -1 =9)[view games]
Vassily Ivanchuk5/11(+1 -2 =8)[view games]
Hikaru Nakamura5/11(+2 -3 =6)[view games]
Magnus Carlsen5/11(+2 -3 =6)[view games]
Veselin Topalov4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[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. Aronian vs A Giri 1-057 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
2. Nakamura vs Carlsen ½-½60 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
3. Ivanchuk vs V Gashimov 0-128 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)C42 Petrov Defense
4. Karjakin vs Gelfand 0-137 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)C42 Petrov Defense
5. Anand vs Topalov 1-067 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)C67 Ruy Lopez
6. Grischuk vs Kramnik 1-052 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. Nakamura vs Aronian 0-171 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E60 King's Indian Defense
8. A Giri vs Ivanchuk ½-½62 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E15 Queen's Indian
9. Carlsen vs V Gashimov 1-085 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Gelfand vs Grischuk 0-169 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. Kramnik vs Anand ½-½41 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)A35 English, Symmetrical
12. Topalov vs Karjakin ½-½52 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
13. Kramnik vs Topalov 1-040 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)A09 Reti Opening
14. Anand vs Gelfand ½-½58 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Grischuk vs Karjakin ½-½43 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
16. V Gashimov vs A Giri 1-034 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
17. Ivanchuk vs Nakamura 0-127 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
18. Aronian vs Carlsen ½-½37 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E15 Queen's Indian
19. Aronian vs Ivanchuk ½-½101 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Nakamura vs V Gashimov ½-½61 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Carlsen vs A Giri ½-½41 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
22. Gelfand vs Topalov ½-½42 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)D76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
23. Grischuk vs Anand ½-½20 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)C67 Ruy Lopez
24. Karjakin vs Kramnik 1-044 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)C67 Ruy Lopez
25. Topalov vs Grischuk 1-070 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-13-11  YourNickname: I don't have a tactical chess vision. I wish i had......
Mar-13-11  zluria: In my opinion, Kramnik has to try to win these boring endgames. I mean, people should be scared to go in for slightly inferior endings against Kramnik. A lot of his repertoire is based on the assumption that people will avoid these endings when playing against him, and go for dubious middle game complications instead.
Mar-13-11  zluria: Topalov's position looks very promising. His Queen looks very dominant, and he has alot going for him on the Kingside. There are just two problems:

1> His Rooks are so far away! How will they ever reack the Black monarch?

2> That c6 Bishop is extremely strong! It controls a lot of important squares.

Mar-13-11  zluria: Gelfand-Grischuck is now Clear: White has no advantage. The d6 pawn has been liquidated, the Queens will shortly be traded, and if anything, Black may be better because of the g7 Bishop.
Mar-13-11  YourNickname: <zluria> Do you think Anand is going to beat Kramnik?
Mar-13-11  zluria: No, Anand has no winning chences. Kramnik doesn't have many either. It looks like a draw. In fact, it looks like three draws.
Mar-13-11  YourNickname: oooooooooooooh anand
Mar-13-11  Mr. Bojangles: what happened in Kramnik / Anand?
Mar-13-11  YourNickname: Anand looses his rook.
Mar-13-11  turbo231: Why did Anand resign? Did he forget his Bishop at a5?
Mar-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  mike1: looks very wrong, that result.
Kramnik is down on time, not Anand.
Mar-13-11  Mr. Bojangles: The result is wrong I think..
Mar-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  jahhaj: Kramnik - Anand officially a draw
Mar-13-11  Microbe: Can GM Gelfand really hope to draw this?
Mar-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kazzak: K vs A is a draw
Mar-13-11  turbo231: Chessbomb has Kramnik-Anand a draw. The official site has their game as a draw.
Mar-13-11  shach matov: cg.com decided to give kramnik fans some hope:)
Mar-13-11  Hovik2009: it is officially a draw now
Mar-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  SetNoEscapeOn: <zluria: In my opinion, Kramnik has to try to win these boring endgames. I mean, people should be scared to go in for slightly inferior endings against Kramnik>

"People," yes. Anand and Carlsen, no.

Mar-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kazzak: Well, chessgames. Maybe you should be paying attention? They're now playing round two of the blindfold, including Nakamura, Carlsen, Gashimov, etc.

And you don't have the games up.

Mar-13-11  Mr. Bojangles: lol...
Mar-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kazzak: I didn't bother renewing my premium subscription because there's been so much nonsense. Tournament tables that are wrong for the entire tournament, game-scores wrong (Kramning/Anand today), games misidentified/mixed up ... and let me not get into Goldsby all over the place.
Mar-13-11  turbo231: <Kazzak: Well, chessgames. Maybe you should be paying attention? They're now playing round two of the blindfold, including Nakamura, Carlsen, Gashimov, etc.

And you don't have the games up..>

Well chessgames.com does have KRAMNIK WINS! dancing Rook still up, give them credit for that!

Mar-13-11  Aspat: Did Anand really resign in that pretty equal position??
Mar-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kazzak: No - it's a draw between Kramnik-Anand. CG has it wrong, has been told it's wrong, and has not corrected it. Maybe someone likes Kramnik, and wants the dancing rook feeling.
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