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20th Amber Tournament 2011 (Games and Results)

20th Amber Tournament 2011

Magnus Carlsen outside the Cafe de Paris in Monaco for the Amber opening ceremony. He faces Hikaru Nakamura in Round 1. Photo © 2011 Fred Lucas

Magnus Carlsen outside the Cafe de Paris in Monaco for the Amber opening ceremony. He faces Hikaru Nakamura in Round 1. Photo © 2011 Fred Lucas | http://www.fredlucas.eu

The 20th and final Amber tournament takes place in Monaco March 11th-25th 2011. This event includes the top eight players in the World including World Champion Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian. This final tournament is a celebration of Joop van Oosterom's contribution to chess which started in 1992. Round 1 Saturday 12th March 2011. This page will contain games, results and reports from the event.

Aronian wins final Amber Tournament (11)

Levon Aronian took clear first in the final Amber tournament with 15.5/22 a point clear of Magnus Carlsen. A major part of his win was an undefeated 8.5/11 in the blindfold section. A major advance on the 5 points he scored last year. Magnus Carlsen scored 5/11 in the blindfold but absolutely dominated the rapid with 9.5/11 (a record score). World Champion Viswanathan Anand finished in third on 13 points, Grischuk and Ivanchuk tied for 4th.

20th Amber Tournament 2011 (11)

The winner Levon Aronian dominated the Blindfold Event. Photo ©

The winner Levon Aronian dominated the Blindfold Event. Photo © | http://www.amberchess20.com

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20th Amber Tournament 2011 (Video)

20th Amber Official Videos Carlsen Rd7

Magnus Carlsen explains his blindfold win against Vladimir Kramnik in a 15 minute video. Produced for the Association Max Euwe by Macauley Peterson.

Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament 2011 (Monaco MNC)
Fri 11th Mar 2011 - Fri 25th Mar 2011 - Official Site

Amber Blindfold (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:25m+20spm) - Games in PGN: Blindfold Games

Amber Rapid (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games

Amber Combined (12 players 22 Rds DRR Indiv )

Amber Blindfold (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 25m+20spm) - Games in PGN: Blindfold Games

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20th Amber Blindfold Monaco (MNC), 12-24 iii 2011 cat. XXI (2770)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2808 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 2978
2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2817 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7 2868
3. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2747 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 6 2808
4. Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2746 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 6 2808
5. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2733 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6 2809
6. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2776 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 2769
7. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2779 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 5 2733
8. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2774 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ 1 0 0 5 2734
9. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2815 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 5 2730
10. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2775 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 2705
11. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2785 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 1 * ½ 4 2667
12. Giri, Anish g NED 2690 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ * 2644
Round 1 (March 12, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Giri, Anish 1-0 57 A29 English Four Knights
Anand, Viswanathan - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 67 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Grischuk, Alexander - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 52 D38 QGD Ragozin
Karjakin, Sergey - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 37 C42 Petroff's Defence
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Gashimov, Vugar 0-1 28 C42 Petroff's Defence
Nakamura, Hikaru - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 60 E47 Nimzo Indian
Round 2 (March 13, 2011)
Gelfand, Boris - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 69 E94 King's Indian Classical
Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon 0-1 71 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Carlsen, Magnus - Gashimov, Vugar 1-0 85 D11 Slav Defence
Topalov, Veselin - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 52 E54 Nimzo Indian
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 41 A35 English Symmetrical
Giri, Anish - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 62 E15 Queens Indian
Round 3 (March 14, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 37 E15 Queens Indian
Anand, Viswanathan - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 58 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Grischuk, Alexander - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 43 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Gashimov, Vugar - Giri, Anish 1-0 34 B81 Sicilian Keres Attack
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 27 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 40 A09 Reti Opening
Round 4 (March 15, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 101 E00 Catalan
Grischuk, Alexander - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 20 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Gelfand, Boris - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 42 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Karjakin, Sergey - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 44 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Nakamura, Hikaru - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 61 D16 Slav Lasker/Smyslov
Carlsen, Magnus - Giri, Anish ½-½ 41 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Round 5 (March 17, 2011)
Anand, Viswanathan - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 23 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Gashimov, Vugar - Aronian, Levon 0-1 74 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 29 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Topalov, Veselin - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 70 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Kramnik, Vladimir - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 37 D10 Slav Defence
Giri, Anish - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 54 C96 Ruy Lopez
Round 6 (March 18, 2011)
Anand, Viswanathan - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 49 C99 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Grischuk, Alexander - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 31 D15 Slav Defence
Gelfand, Boris - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 33 E69 King's Indian Fianchetto
Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 43 C11 French Defence
Topalov, Veselin - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 39 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Kramnik, Vladimir - Giri, Anish ½-½ 59 A13 Reti Opening
Round 7 (March 19, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 29 A29 English Four Knights
Gashimov, Vugar - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 17 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 42 E81 King's Indian Saemisch
Nakamura, Hikaru - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 52 A45 Trompowsky
Carlsen, Magnus - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 91 C42 Petroff's Defence
Giri, Anish - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 44 E99 King's Indian Classical
Round 8 (March 20, 2011)
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 19 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Grischuk, Alexander - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 67 A80 Dutch
Gelfand, Boris - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 89 D34 Tarrasch Defence, Main Line
Karjakin, Sergey - Giri, Anish ½-½ 38 C42 Petroff's Defence
Topalov, Veselin - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 26 C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
Kramnik, Vladimir - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 54 A04 Dutch System
Round 9 (March 22, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 39 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Gashimov, Vugar - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 37 A22 English Opening
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 33 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Nakamura, Hikaru - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 42 D72 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Carlsen, Magnus - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 45 B23 Sicilian Closed
Giri, Anish - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 34 E98 King's Indian Classical
Round 10 (March 23, 2011)
Anand, Viswanathan - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 17 C42 Petroff's Defence
Grischuk, Alexander - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 33 E15 Queens Indian
Gelfand, Boris - Giri, Anish 1-0 24 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Karjakin, Sergey - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 124 C11 French Defence
Topalov, Veselin - Aronian, Levon 0-1 60 D38 QGD Ragozin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 32 A13 Reti Opening
Round 11 (March 24, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 71 E06 Catalan
Gashimov, Vugar - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 140 A36 English Botvinnik
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 97 E61 King's Indian Defence
Nakamura, Hikaru - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 32 D01 Queen's Pawn Richter/Veresov
Carlsen, Magnus - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 44 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Giri, Anish - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 27 A35 English Symmetrical

Amber Rapid (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games

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20th Amber Rapid Monaco (MNC), 12-24 iii 2011 cat. XXI (2770)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2815 * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3075
2. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2808 ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 7 2869
3. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2779 1 0 * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 6 2805
4. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2775 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 6 2806
5. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2817 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 6 2802
6. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2774 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 2770
7. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2747 0 1 0 1 0 0 * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 5 2736
8. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2776 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ 0 ½ 0 2704
9. Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2746 0 0 1 1 0 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 2707
10. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2733 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 * 0 ½ 2708
11. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2785 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 * 1 4 2667
12. Giri, Anish g NED 2690 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 0 * 2644
Round 1 (March 12, 2011)
Carlsen, Magnus - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 40 D10 Slav Defence
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 36 D57 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence
Gashimov, Vugar - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0 33 B84 Sicilian Scheveningen
Gelfand, Boris - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 39 E54 Nimzo Indian
Kramnik, Vladimir - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 33 E71 King's Indian 5.h3
Giri, Anish - Aronian, Levon 0-1 40 A89 Dutch Leningrad
Round 2 (March 13, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 53 E70 King's Indian Fianchetto
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Giri, Anish ½-½ 38 B13 Caro Kann Exchange
Anand, Viswanathan - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 37 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Grischuk, Alexander - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 57 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Karjakin, Sergey - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 26 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Gashimov, Vugar - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 49 C11 French Defence
Round 3 (March 14, 2011)
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 44 D78 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Topalov, Veselin - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 60 D38 QGD Ragozin
Nakamura, Hikaru - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 62 C08 French Tarrasch
Karjakin, Sergey - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 54 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Gelfand, Boris - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 53 E42 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Giri, Anish - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 53 A04 Dutch System
Round 4 (March 15, 2011)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Aronian, Levon 0-1 51 A36 English Botvinnik
Topalov, Veselin - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 33 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Anand, Viswanathan - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 42 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Gashimov, Vugar - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 76 C12 French MacCutcheon
Kramnik, Vladimir - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 59 A29 English Four Knights
Giri, Anish - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 70 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Round 5 (March 17, 2011)
Carlsen, Magnus - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 28 C17 French Winawer
Aronian, Levon - Gashimov, Vugar 1-0 35 D10 Slav Defence
Nakamura, Hikaru - Giri, Anish ½-½ 50 D91 Gruenfeld 5.Bg5
Grischuk, Alexander - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 44 A80 Dutch
Karjakin, Sergey - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 52 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Gelfand, Boris - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 44 E46 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Round 6 (March 18, 2011)
Carlsen, Magnus - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 34 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Aronian, Levon - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 43 E61 King's Indian Defence
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 41 A04 Dutch System
Nakamura, Hikaru - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 35 E48 Nimzo Indian
Gashimov, Vugar - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 45 A22 English Opening
Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 67 D38 QGD Ragozin
Round 7 (March 19, 2011)
Topalov, Veselin - Giri, Anish ½-½ 48 E52 Nimzo Indian
Anand, Viswanathan - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 65 C12 French MacCutcheon
Grischuk, Alexander - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 45 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 26 C24 Bishop's Opening
Gelfand, Boris - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 22 E46 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Kramnik, Vladimir - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 31 A30 English Symmetrical
Round 8 (March 20, 2011)
Carlsen, Magnus - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 29 B23 Sicilian Closed
Aronian, Levon - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 59 A35 English Symmetrical
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 34 C42 Petroff's Defence
Nakamura, Hikaru - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 61 E90 King's Indian Classical
Gashimov, Vugar - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 39 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Giri, Anish - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 36 A29 English Four Knights
Round 9 (March 22, 2011)
Topalov, Veselin - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 42 C11 French Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 43 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Grischuk, Alexander - Giri, Anish 1-0 26 D90 Gruenfeld Flohr
Karjakin, Sergey - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 117 C18 French Winawer
Gelfand, Boris - Gashimov, Vugar 1-0 66 A60 Modern Benoni
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 42 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Round 10 (March 23, 2011)
Carlsen, Magnus - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 44 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Aronian, Levon - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 37 A25 English Sicilian Attack
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 34 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Nakamura, Hikaru - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 56 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Gashimov, Vugar - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 40 C11 French Defence
Giri, Anish - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 93 B32 Sicilian Labourdonnais
Round 11 (March 24, 2011)
Topalov, Veselin - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0 42 C99 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Anand, Viswanathan - Giri, Anish 1-0 38 C42 Petroff's Defence
Grischuk, Alexander - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 139 A31 English Symmetrical
Karjakin, Sergey - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 31 C70 Ruy Lopez
Gelfand, Boris - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 47 A59 Volga Gambit
Kramnik, Vladimir - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 45 E97 King's Indian Classical

Amber Combined (12 players 22 Rds DRR Indiv )

20th Amber Combined Monaco (MNC), 12-24 iii 2011 cat. XXI (2770)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2808 * * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 15.5 2916
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2815 ½ ½ * * 0 1 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 14.5 2883
3. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2817 ½ 0 1 0 * * ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 13.0 2831
4. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2779 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 * * ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 11.0 2769
5. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2747 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 * * ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 11.0 2772
6. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2774 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 * * ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ 10.5 2756
7. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2733 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * * ½ 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 ½ 10.5 2759
8. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2775 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 * * ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ 10.5 2756
9. Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2746 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 * * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 10.5 2758
10. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2776 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * 1 ½ ½ 0 10.0 2733
11. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2785 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * * ½ 1 8.0 2667
12. Giri, Anish g NED 2690 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 * * 7.0 2644

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