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

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Van Wely 1-0302008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. Aronian vs Karjakin 1-0512008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
3. Topalov vs Morozevich 1-0482008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E97 King's Indian
4. Gelfand vs Aronian 1-0552008Amber Tournament (Rapid)C03 French, Tarrasch
5. Karjakin vs Carlsen 1-0402008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. Ivanchuk vs Karjakin 1-0492008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
7. Leko vs Anand 1-0282008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
8. Karjakin vs Van Wely 1-0262008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Aronian vs Ivanchuk 1-0522008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Anand vs Morozevich 1-0352008Amber Tournament (Rapid)C14 French, Classical
11. Kramnik vs Topalov 1-0332008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. Aronian vs Topalov 1-0352008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Carlsen vs Anand 1-0482008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A20 English
14. Topalov vs Karjakin 1-01022008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Morozevich vs Gelfand 1-0282008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. Ivanchuk vs Anand 1-0332008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
17. Aronian vs Morozevich 1-0592008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Topalov vs Van Wely 1-0372008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Morozevich vs Karjakin 1-0652008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Gelfand vs Mamedyarov 1-0412008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
21. Ivanchuk vs Topalov 1-0292008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
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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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