3/31/2005 – In the blindfold section he is two points ahead, in the rapid one. With one round to go it is clear that Vishy Anand will win in both groups, and that he will be the winner in the overall tally. Only one player achieved a similar result before, back in 1997. Can you guess who? The answer to this tricky question is given in our illustrated report.
3/31/2005 – There was a theoretical chance that he would share first in the rapid section with Alexander Morozevich, especially since the Russian won his final eleventh round game. But Vishy Anand, the dominating player in Monaco, drew his own game against Gelfand to take uncontested first in all sections. His overall performance: 2871. Games, results and tables.
3/30/2005 – They wear red bandanas and, armed with bows and arrows, rule supreme in the mountains around Monaco. They also play blindfold and rapid chess. After the Easter Monday rest Vishy Anand, the supreme leader, defeated Dutch champion Loek van Wely 1½:½, increasing his overall lead to three full points. Full illustrated report.
3/28/2005 – He went into round seven in high spirits, but tournament leader Vishy Anand suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Evgeny Bareev, number 12 on the cross table. In spite of that Anand remains 2½ point ahead of the field. The other five matches in round seven were drawn, two with decided games. We bring you a full illustrated report from Monaco.
3/26/2005 – In round six he drew both games, but since his closest rival Peter Svidler lost one, Vishy Anand increased the distance to the rest of the field to three full points. Alexei Shirov won both his games to compensate somewhat for his disastrous start. We bring you highlights and pictures in our full updated report.
3/25/2005 – After a rest day of exquisite meals and laser shoot-up games round five of the blindfold-rapid chess tournament in Monaco saw Anand winning his mini-match against Ivanchuk with 1½-½ to take a 2½ point lead over the field. The sensation came when bottom seed Francisco Vallejo defeated Vladimir Kramnik in their blindfold game. Illustrated report.
3/22/2005 – Chess fans all over the world were stunned. Vishy Anand, who had won seven straight games in the Amber Tournament in Monaco drew the eighth against Vladimir Kramnik. Accompanied, we believe, by a sigh of disappointment by the Guinness people. Still there was a lot of excitement and not a few amusing and tragic scenes in Monaco.
3/21/2005 – The Amber Tournament began with a dry score for favourite Vishy Anand. The Indian GM won all four games – with a bit of help from some of his opponents. Due to the unusual format – blindfold and rapid mini matches – we see top GMs blundering badly in their chess games. Read our extensive illustrated report.
3/18/2005 – The Fourteenth Amber Tournament is scheduled to begin tomorrow at the Monte Carlo Grand Hôtel in Monaco. It pits many of the world's top grandmasters – Anand, Topalov, Kramnik, Leko, Morozevich, Svidler, Shirov, Ivanchuk – in an unusual format. Each day the players have one rapid and one blindfold game. Sponsor is the Dutch billionaire J.J. van Oosterom. Preview.
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