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🏆 Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2008)

Player: Loek van Wely

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Van Wely vs Aronian 0-1342008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D80 Grunfeld
2. Carlsen vs Van Wely 1-0302008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Ivanchuk vs Van Wely 0-1672008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
4. Van Wely vs Gelfand ½-½1362008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A37 English, Symmetrical
5. Karjakin vs Van Wely 1-0262008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Morozevich vs Van Wely  ½-½262008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Van Wely vs Kramnik ½-½602008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A09 Reti Opening
8. Leko vs Van Wely  ½-½362008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Van Wely vs Mamedyarov ½-½592008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A52 Budapest Gambit
10. Topalov vs Van Wely 1-0372008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Van Wely vs Anand  ½-½202008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E15 Queen's Indian
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  chancho: Draw agreed.
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  whiteshark: Carlsen vs Morozevich agreed to a draw.
Position after the last move of the tournament, <56.Qg4+>:

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(56...Ke3 57.Qf3+ Kd2 is for post game analysis)

Mar-27-08  hovik2003: Topalov's 34...f6! saves the day.
Mar-27-08  slomarko: <chancho: Moro might be in trouble.> chanco the chess expert.
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
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  chancho: <slomarko> No more an expert than you.

Corus (2008)


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

<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:

Aronian: Rapid winner and OVERALL

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

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


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

<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!

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  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%!
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  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!
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  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>.

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