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Amber Blindfold and Rapid 2010

Magnus Carlsen beat Alexander Grischuk in the final round to catch Vassily Ivanchuk in the combined final standings. Ivanchuk was undefeated and scored 7 wins, Carlsen lost 4 blindfold and 2 rapid games, but won 13. Photo © Association Max Euwe.

Magnus Carlsen beat Alexander Grischuk in the final round to catch Vassily Ivanchuk in the combined final standings. Ivanchuk was undefeated and scored 7 wins, Carlsen lost 4 blindfold and 2 rapid games, but won 13. Photo © Association Max Euwe. | http://www.amberchess2010.com

The 19th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament took place at the Palais de la Mediterranee in Nice, France, March 12th-25th 2010. The event was organized by the Association Max Euwe of chess maecenas Joop van Oosterom, which is based in Monaco. The new number one in the world rankings, Magnus Carlsen, was the top-seed in Nice. Also present are Levon Aronian, the winner of the past two Amber tournaments, and Vladimir Kramnik, who has won the Amber tournament a record six times.

Final Round 11 Blindfold. Magnus Carlsen blundered away a whole queen by losing track of the position against Alexander Grischuk. This meant Grischuk took clear first place in the blindfold tournament with 8/11. Vassily Ivanchuk played very boldly against Boris Gelfand but eventually the players found a way to repeat. Thus Ivanchuk caught Carlsen in 2nd place in the blindfold tournament and also equalised their scores in the over-all standings. Vladimir Kramnik also joined these players on 6.5/9 by beating Sergey Karjakin. He also moved to within half a point of Carlsen and Ivanchuk in the overall standings.

Rapid: Vassily Ivanchuk made sure of at least a share of first place in the rapid and combined standings after finishing with a flourish by crushing Boris Gelfand. Vladimir Kramnik took one too many liberties in the pursuit of a win with black and was beaten by Sergey Karjakin. Kramnik still finished 3rd in the overall standings so I guess he thought it worth the risk. Magnus Carlsen won his final game against Alexander Grischuk in style to tie with Ivanchuk in the Rapid and combined sections.

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Round 1 saw Vassily Ivanchuk defeat World Number One Magnus Carlsen 2-0. Ruslan Ponomariov beat Boris Gelfand by the same score. All the blindfold games were decisive.

Round 2 saw Magnus Carlsen return to 50% with a 2-0 win against Levon Aronian, Vassily Ivanchuk and Ruslan Ponomariov drew both their games against Svidler and Grischuk respectively which leaves them on 3/4. Svidler and Kramnik are half a point behind this.

Round 3. Magnus Carlsen won 2-0 for a second day in a row, this time against Peter Svidler. Vassily Ivanchuk retains the over-all lead with 4.5/6 and also leads the blindfold competition. Kramnik leads the rapid with 2.5/3.

Round 4 Magnus Carlsen won 2-0 against Jan Smeets to catch Vassily Ivanchuk (who beat Aronian in their rapid game) in the lead. Gelfand played a superb blindfold game to defeat Vladimir Kramnik. Gelfand then won a crushing victory with black in the rapid game to complete a 2-0 win and move to 3rd= alongside Alexander Grischuk.

Round 5. Vassily Ivanchuk leads the overall and rapid sections and is 2nd in the blindfold section. He beat Jan Smeets 1.5-0.5 today. Magnus Carlsen is 2nd in the overall standings and top in the blindfold after beating Sergey Karjakin in the blindfold game, however Karjakin halted Carlsen's winning streak in the rapid by winning that game. Boris Gelfand's hot streak continues with a 2-0 win against Dominguez Perez. Vladimir Kramnik bounced back after his loss to Gelfand to win 2-0 against Ruslan Ponomariov. Peter Svidler beat the desperately out of form Levon Aronian 2-0 also.

Round 6. Magnus Carlsen beat Boris Gelfand 2-0 whilst Vassily Ivanchuk was held 1-1 by Ruslan Ponomariov (two draws). Carlsen found a way of complicating the rapid game against Gelfand just when a draw seemed likely and this was rewarded by a decisive blunder. This means that Carlsen overtook Ivanchuk to take the lead in the over all standings. Vladimir Kramnik was defeated by Jan Smeets in the blindfold event after over-ambitious early play was refuted. Sergey Karjakin beat Leinier Dominguez-Perez 2-0 in their match. Carlsen leads the blindfold section with 5/6 half a point clear of Alexander Grischuk who beat Peter Svidler. Kramnik beat Smeets in the rapid to join Ivanchuk in the lead in that section.

Round 7. Vassily Ivanchuk regained the lead in the over-all standings after beating Alexander Grischuk in their rapid game and overall 1.5-0.5. Magnus Carlsen lost the blindfold game against Vugar Gashimov to seed the lead. Boris Gelfand and Sergey Karjakin lie 3rd in the over all standings. Magnus Carlsen and Alexander Grischuk lead the blindfold section with 5/7. Vassily Ivanchuk leads the rapid with 5.5/7.

Round 8. Vassily Ivanchuk extended his over-all lead in spite of drawing both his games against Leinier Dominguez Perez. Ivanchuk leads the combined standings and rapid event by a point. Magnus Carlsen played a tremendously sharp game against Vladimir Kramnik in the blindfold tournament finally missing his way at the end when he had a draw available. He nearly got beaten a second time in the rapid too but just held on to draw. Alexander Grischuk won again in the blindfold tournament, this time against Sergey Karjakin extending his lead to a full point in that event.

Round 9. Vassily Ivanchuk drew both his games against Vugar Gashimov. He now leads by half a point over Magnus Carlsen who beat Leinier Dominguez Perez 1.5-0.5. Alexander Grischuk leads the blindfold section, Ivanchuk the rapid.

Round 10. Magnus Carlsen retook the overall lead after 10 of the 11 rounds of the Amber tournament. He beat Ruslan Ponomariov 2-0. In both the rapid and especially the blindfold games Ponomariov had some advantage but Carlsen turned things around. In the rapid game Ponomariov lost a completely drawn position in the final Rook and Pawn ending. Alexander Grischuk lost his unbeaten record in the blindfold tournament when he was defeated by Levon Aronian. Vassily Ivanchuk put Vladimir Kramnik under sustained pressure in their blindfold game, Kramnik eventually holding the Rook and Knight vs Rook ending. Kramnik returned the favour by obtaining an advantageous ending against Ivanchuk in the Rapid but eventually Ivanchuk's technique was enough to hold. Magnus Carlsen leads overall with 13.5/20 half a point clear of Vassily Ivanchuk. Grischuk's lead is down to half a point from Carlsen in the blindfold tournament with 7/10. Carlsen and Ivanchuk have 7/10 in the Rapid. Vassily Ivanchuk is still undefeated in the tournament as a whole.

Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament 2010 (Nice FRA)
Fri 12th Mar 2010 - Thu 25th Mar 2010 - Official Site

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

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

Combined (12 players 22 Rds DRR Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Combined

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

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19th Amber Blindfold Nice (FRA), 13-25 iii 2010 cat. XX (2746)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2756 * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 8 2920
2. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2748 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2811
3. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2790 0 ½ * 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 2807
4. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2813 0 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 2805
5. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2750 ½ ½ 1 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 6 2781
6. Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2740 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 2746
7. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2750 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 1 1 ½ 2745
8. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2725 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * 1 1 ½ 1 2748
9. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2782 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 * 0 1 1 5 2707
10. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2737 ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 1 * ½ ½ 2682
11. Smeets, Jan g NED 2651 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 4 2652
12. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2713 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 2538
Round 1 (March 13, 2010)
Grischuk, Alexander - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 43 D38 QGD Ragozin
Carlsen, Magnus - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 31 A00 Irregular Openings
Svidler, Peter - Smeets, Jan 1-0 50 D10 Slav Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Aronian, Levon 1-0 42 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 41 D10 Slav Defence
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Gashimov, Vugar 0-1 48 E00 Catalan
Round 2 (March 14, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 24 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir - Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 42 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Gelfand, Boris - Gashimov, Vugar 1-0 48 D10 Slav Defence
Aronian, Levon - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 28 E98 King's Indian Classical
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 30 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Smeets, Jan - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 57 C60 Ruy Lopez
Round 3 (March 15, 2010)
Grischuk, Alexander - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 33 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Gashimov, Vugar - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 29 B00 Owen or Nimzowitsch Defence
Svidler, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 25 B74 Sicilian Dragon
Karjakin, Sergey - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 41 B46 Sicilian Paulsen
Smeets, Jan - Aronian, Levon 0-1 59 C60 Ruy Lopez
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Ponomariov, Ruslan ½-½ 31 C70 Ruy Lopez
Round 4 (March 16, 2010)
Grischuk, Alexander - Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 63 B99 Sicilian Najdorf
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 25 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Carlsen, Magnus - Smeets, Jan 1-0 36 A07 Barcza System
Gelfand, Boris - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 41 E91 King's Indian Classical
Svidler, Peter - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 48 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 68 A77 Benoni
Round 5 (March 18, 2010)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0 35 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Gashimov, Vugar - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 33 B97 Sicilian Najdorf
Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 64 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Aronian, Levon - Svidler, Peter 0-1 41 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Smeets, Jan - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 63 B19 Caro Kann
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 60 C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 6 (March 19, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Ponomariov, Ruslan ½-½ 68 C70 Ruy Lopez
Carlsen, Magnus - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 51 C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Svidler, Peter - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 31 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Karjakin, Sergey - Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 33 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Aronian, Levon - Gashimov, Vugar 1-0 38 A61 Benoni
Smeets, Jan - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 41 B09 Pirc Defence
Round 7 (March 20, 2010)
Grischuk, Alexander - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 37 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon 1-0 24 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Gelfand, Boris - Smeets, Jan ½-½ 49 A11 Reti Opening
Gashimov, Vugar - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 43 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 71 E06 Catalan
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 44 C99 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Round 8 (March 21, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 57 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Carlsen, Magnus - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 39 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Svidler, Peter - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0 43 D11 Slav Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 82 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Aronian, Levon - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 34 A13 Reti Opening
Smeets, Jan - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 45 B61 Sicilian Rauzer
Round 9 (March 23, 2010)
Grischuk, Alexander - Smeets, Jan 1-0 52 A09 Reti Opening
Kramnik, Vladimir - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 31 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Gelfand, Boris - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 18 D16 Slav Lasker/Smyslov
Gashimov, Vugar - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 30 B43 Sicilian Paulsen
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Aronian, Levon 1-0 49 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 50 E06 Catalan
Round 10 (March 24, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 112 C42 Petroff's Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0 41 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Svidler, Peter - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 49 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Karjakin, Sergey - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 25 B87 Sicilian Sozin Attack
Aronian, Levon - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 38 A29 English Four Knights
Smeets, Jan - Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 63 C45 Scotch Game
Round 11 (March 25, 2010)
Grischuk, Alexander - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 26 E70 King's Indian Fianchetto
Kramnik, Vladimir - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 76 E15 Queens Indian
Gelfand, Boris - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 33 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Gashimov, Vugar - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 60 C91 Ruy Lopez
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Smeets, Jan ½-½ 35 D10 Slav Defence
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Aronian, Levon 0-1 37 D13 Slav Exchange

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

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19th Amber Rapid Nice (FRA), 13-25 iii 2010 cat. XX (2746)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2748 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 8 2921
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2813 0 * 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 2915
3. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2725 ½ 1 * 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 2813
4. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2790 ½ ½ 0 * 1 1 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 2807
5. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2750 ½ 0 1 0 * ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 6 2781
6. Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2740 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 6 2782
7. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2782 0 0 1 1 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 6 2779
8. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2750 0 0 ½ 1 0 1 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 2745
9. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2737 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * ½ ½ 1 2682
10. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2756 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 2680
11. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2713 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * 0 2538
12. Smeets, Jan g NED 2651 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 2 2492
Round 1 (March 13, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 49 B97 Sicilian Najdorf
Kramnik, Vladimir - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 56 D38 QGD Ragozin
Gashimov, Vugar - Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 37 C54 Giuoco Piano
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 42 E55 Nimzo Indian
Gelfand, Boris - Ponomariov, Ruslan 0-1 47 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Smeets, Jan - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 40 C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
Round 2 (March 14, 2010)
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon 1-0 68 C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Karjakin, Sergey - Smeets, Jan ½-½ 63 C24 Bishop's Opening
Svidler, Peter - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 32 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
Gashimov, Vugar - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 89 A22 English Opening
Grischuk, Alexander - Ponomariov, Ruslan ½-½ 32 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 88 B07 Pirc Defence
Round 3 (March 15, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 44 D11 Slav Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Svidler, Peter 1-0 34 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
Kramnik, Vladimir - Gashimov, Vugar 1-0 53 D15 Slav Defence
Aronian, Levon - Smeets, Jan 1-0 37 D10 Slav Defence
Gelfand, Boris - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 52 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 47 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Round 4 (March 16, 2010)
Karjakin, Sergey - Svidler, Peter 0-1 38 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 34 E15 Queens Indian
Gashimov, Vugar - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0 64 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Aronian, Levon - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 37 A13 Reti Opening
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 50 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Smeets, Jan - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 56 C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
Round 5 (March 18, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Smeets, Jan 1-0 40 C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Carlsen, Magnus - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 46 A20 English Opening
Svidler, Peter - Aronian, Levon 1-0 31 C60 Ruy Lopez
Gelfand, Boris - Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 66 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 23 D38 QGD Ragozin
Grischuk, Alexander - Gashimov, Vugar 0-1 45 A62 Benoni
Round 6 (March 19, 2010)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Smeets, Jan 1-0 53 D11 Slav Defence
Gashimov, Vugar - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 49 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Gelfand, Boris - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 50 E92 King's Indian Classical
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 21 E04 Catalan
Grischuk, Alexander - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 23 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 57 D13 Slav Exchange
Round 7 (March 20, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 44 B97 Sicilian Najdorf
Carlsen, Magnus - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 58 D15 Slav Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0 23 C70 Ruy Lopez
Svidler, Peter - Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 60 D20 QGA
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 51 E47 Nimzo Indian
Smeets, Jan - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 61 C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 8 (March 21, 2010)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 90 E97 King's Indian Classical
Gashimov, Vugar - Smeets, Jan 1-0 33 C42 Petroff's Defence
Gelfand, Boris - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 37 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Svidler, Peter 1-0 57 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Grischuk, Alexander - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 30 D16 Slav Lasker/Smyslov
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 54 B41 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 9 (March 23, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 38 A09 Reti Opening
Carlsen, Magnus - Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 47 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Karjakin, Sergey - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 35 C42 Petroff's Defence
Svidler, Peter - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 43 D38 QGD Ragozin
Aronian, Levon - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0 47 A13 Reti Opening
Smeets, Jan - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 45 B41 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 10 (March 24, 2010)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 46 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Gashimov, Vugar - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 27 B97 Sicilian Najdorf
Gelfand, Boris - Svidler, Peter 0-1 75 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 100 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Grischuk, Alexander - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 35 E04 Catalan
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Smeets, Jan 0-1 42 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Round 11 (March 25, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 32 C42 Petroff's Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 41 D38 QGD Ragozin
Karjakin, Sergey - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 33 B09 Pirc Defence
Svidler, Peter - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 43 A46 Queen's Pawn Opening
Aronian, Levon - Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 42 A37 English Symmetrical
Smeets, Jan - Ponomariov, Ruslan 0-1 44 C45 Scotch Game

Combined (12 players 22 Rds DRR Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Combined

19th Amber Combined Nice (FRA), 13-25 iii 2010 cat. XX (2746)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2748 * * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 14.5 2863
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2813 0 0 * * 0 ½ 0 1 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 14.5 2857
3. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2790 ½ ½ 1 ½ * * 0 1 1 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 ½ 13.0 2807
4. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2756 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 * * 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 12.5 2795
5. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2725 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 12.0 2784
6. Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2740 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ * * 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 11.5 2760
7. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2750 ½ 0 0 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 * * ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 11.5 2759
8. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2750 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 * * 1 1 1 0 1 ½ ½ 1 11.5 2759
9. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2782 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * * 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 11.0 2743
10. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2737 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 * * ½ 1 ½ ½ 9.0 2682
11. Smeets, Jan g NED 2651 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 * * ½ 1 6.0 2579
12. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2713 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * * 5.0 2538

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