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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Amber Tournament (Rapid) Tournament

Levon Aronian8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Magnus Carlsen6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Peter Leko6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Boris Gelfand6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Veselin Topalov5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Viswanathan Anand5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Alexander Morozevich4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[games]
Sergey Karjakin4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Loek van Wely4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]

 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Gelfand vs Carlsen  ½-½472008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E17 Queen's Indian
27. Aronian vs Ivanchuk 1-0522008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
28. Mamedyarov vs Leko  ½-½492008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E12 Queen's Indian
29. Anand vs Morozevich 1-0352008Amber Tournament (Rapid)C14 French, Classical
30. Kramnik vs Topalov 1-0332008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
31. Kramnik vs Gelfand ½-½502008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A37 English, Symmetrical
32. Morozevich vs Van Wely  ½-½262008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
33. Leko vs Ivanchuk ½-½212008Amber Tournament (Rapid)C11 French
34. Topalov vs Carlsen ½-½692008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
35. Mamedyarov vs Aronian ½-½232008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
36. Anand vs Karjakin ½-½422008Amber Tournament (Rapid)C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
37. Carlsen vs Anand 1-0482008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A20 English
38. Aronian vs Topalov 1-0352008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
39. Karjakin vs Mamedyarov  ½-½362008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
40. Gelfand vs Leko ½-½402008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E15 Queen's Indian
41. Van Wely vs Kramnik ½-½602008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A09 Reti Opening
42. Ivanchuk vs Morozevich ½-½532008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
43. Kramnik vs Ivanchuk ½-½732008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A35 English, Symmetrical
44. Leko vs Van Wely  ½-½362008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
45. Morozevich vs Gelfand 1-0282008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
46. Topalov vs Karjakin 1-01022008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
47. Mamedyarov vs Carlsen 0-1442008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E12 Queen's Indian
48. Anand vs Aronian ½-½292008Amber Tournament (Rapid)C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
49. Gelfand vs Topalov  ½-½472008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E17 Queen's Indian
50. Van Wely vs Mamedyarov ½-½592008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A52 Budapest Gambit
 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 66  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-27-08  acirce: Yes, I guess he could have played on with 56..Ke3. It may not be totally elementary to draw there once Black's king gets away from the checks. Starting to check is tempting but 52.b4 instead seems clean and safe.
Mar-27-08  minasina: <hovik2003: Topalov's 34...f6!> Where?
Mar-27-08  tldr3: would someone be so kind as to post the finale standings as the official site doesn't work for me
Mar-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: <slomarko> No more an expert than you.

Jan-18-08
Corus (2008)

Before:

<slomarko: from my personal expirience i think that Aronian's idea to put the king on h7 is wrong.>

After:
<slomarko: what was Aronian thinking? everybody knows that the king must sit on h7!>

Mar-27-08  mistreaver: Hmm guys i just signed in can some1 tell all the results so far please? :)
Mar-27-08  chessmoron: http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twi...

Aronian: Rapid winner and OVERALL

Kramnik: Blindfold winner or it is a 4-way tie??

Mar-27-08  minasina: http://www.amberchess2008.com/
Mar-27-08  Davolni: <chancho: <slomarko> No more an expert than you. Jan-18-08
Corus (2008)

Before:

<slomarko: from my personal expirience i think that Aronian's idea to put the king on h7 is wrong.>

After:
<slomarko: what was Aronian thinking? everybody knows that the king must sit on h7!> >

Nothing surprising!!!

Typical <Slomarko>!!!!

Mar-27-08  Knight13: 8 points!? Aronian's freakin' crazy!
Mar-27-08  slomarko: round 4:
<The blindfold game between Boris Gelfand and Loek van Wely saw an end we had not yet seen in this Amber edition. In a complicated position that most probably was about equal, White exceeded the time as he failed to make his 39th move. According to Boris Gelfand he had been trying to play 39.Rxd5, but as his laptop kept refusing to execute the move and the screen kept indicating that he was making an ‘illegal’ move, he started to believe that his rook wasn’t on d1 as he thought. By the time he tried another move, his clock had run down to -0.00. Still, a quick check after the game showed him that the rook had been on d1.>

round 10:
<In the blindfold game between Loek van Wely and Veselin Topalov, the Bulgarian got an advantageous position with the neat manoeuvre 26...Bd5 that netted a pawn. But the game took a strange turn when on move 40 Topalov wanted to play his king to e6, which he believed would have given him good winning chances, but failed to do so because the computer kept indicating that his choice was an ‘illegal move’. Puzzled by this refusal Topalov decided to play another move, 40...Be8, after which the game petered out to a draw. After the game Topalov told the arbiter what had happened and the assistant arbiter confirmed that he had seen that Topalov had tried to play 40...Ke6. But instead of stepping in he had let the moment pass. In view of this evidence the chief arbiter offered Topalov the possibility to replay the game, but the Bulgarian preferred to leave the result as it was.>

any thoughts about this interesting coincidence?

Mar-27-08  pawnofdoom: <slomarko> Are you accusing Van Wely of cheating? If he really were, then he would have much better results this tournament.
Mar-27-08  hovik2003: <minasina: <hovik2003: Topalov's 34...f6!> Where?>

Sorry I meant Moro, I don't know why I typed Topa!

Mar-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: All in all a very pleasant tournament, for the players apart from their daily business, for chess enthusiasts very comfortable/enjoyable to watch.
Mar-27-08  kellmano: Yeah a very good tournament, despite my hero Moro's relatively poor show. On a general note, cg users should note that nothing is ever to be gained by entering an internet argument, even if right is on your side. It's not the correct forum. :)
Mar-27-08  Knight13: <kellmano> Agreed 200%!
Mar-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <kellmano> I glad to know I'm not alone... :D

<kellmano: Ah, my 1000th post. To think that it is just by chance i stumbled across this website a couple of years ago.

<I wonder how many hours i've spent here since then.....

<Happy times.>>> (Beer page)

Have a nice day!

Mar-27-08  Davolni: can any of our kibitzer dig in and find out the prize money!!!

who got how much???

Mar-27-08  slomarko: Davolni there is this great invention called Google.
Mar-27-08  sitzkrieg: God bless google!
Mar-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Davolni> What's your learning curve? Can't you find it out on your own ??

Mar-28-08  Davolni: Thanks all you great minds for answering my question!!!!

you all are very helpful!!!

I had an understanding that some kibitzers here were more curious than others,and are able to find out some stuff with their own ways, but I guess I was wrong!

yeah, by the way sorry for bothering all you guys with my question. I hope I didn't take much of your time <slomarko> and <whiteshark>.

Mar-28-08  NewLine: This makes me very annoyed to find out that these days they can’t get a simple chess program to work properly, and let high-level games be decided in such an unfair way!

And there were a lot of malfunctioning by those computers in the rapid games either!

They must be shameless!

Come on! You are so well-funded, go get some good computers! (And try Linux instead of Windows OS :)

Mar-28-08  hovik2003: God bless whoever created smart <slomarko>!
Mar-28-08  DrawingIsLife: Chessbase says that the total prize fond is €216.000 but I dont know how they divide the money. Does anyone know?
Feb-28-09  ivan999: http://www.amberchess2009.com/

Amber starts in two weeks and Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Carlsen, Aronian, Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Kamsky, Radjabov, Leko, Morozevich, Wang Yue are participating. what a field!

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