Amber Tournament in Nice

(1) Svidler,P (2750) - Carlsen,M (2813) [B74]
19th Amber Blindfold Nice FRA (3), 15.03.2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Be3 Nc6 9.Nb3 a6 10.f4 b5 11.Bf3 Bb7 12.e5 dxe5 13.fxe5 Nd7 14.e6 fxe6 15.Bg4 Rxf1+ 16.Qxf1 Nce5 17.Bxe6+ Kh8 18.Rd1 Qc7 19.Qf4 Rf8 20.Qg3 [20.Rxd7 Qc6 21.Rxb7 Rxf4 22.Bd5 (Both players missed 22.Rb6 Nf3+ 23.gxf3 Qxf3 24.Bxf4 Qxf4 ) 22...Qf6 wins for Black.] 20...Nf6 21.Nc5 Nh5 22.Qe1 Bxg2 23.Kxg2 Nf3 24.Qh1 Nf4+? [24...Nh4+! 25.Kh3 Rf3+ would have been deadly.] 25.Kf2 Nd4 [25...Nd4 26.Nd7! with a drawish position, but Carlsen though Black could have gone on playing for a win: 26...Nh3+ 27.Kg2 Qc6+ 28.Bd5 Qxd7 29.Rxd4 e6 unclear.] 0-1

(2) Aronian,L (2782) - Smeets,J (2651) [D10]
19th Amber Rapid Nice FRA (3), 15.03.2010

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.e4 dxe4 6.d5 Ne5 7.Bf4 Ng6 8.Bg3 f5 9.h4 f4 10.Bh2 e5 11.dxe6 Bxe6 12.h5 Ne5 13.Bxf4 Nd3+ 14.Bxd3 Qxd3 15.Qa4+ Qd7 16.Qxe4 Nf6 17.Qe2 Bb4 18.Rd1 Qc6 19.Rh3 0-0 20.Rd6 Bxd6 21.Qxe6+ Rf7 22.Qxd6 Qxg2 23.Rg3 Re8+ 24.Be3 Qh1 [24...Qxf2+ 25.Kxf2 Ne4+ 26.Kg2 Nxd6 27.Bxa7 ] 25.h6 Qh5 [25...Qxh6 26.Nd5 Qh4 ] 26.Rxg7+ Rxg7 27.hxg7 Ng4 28.Nd5 Qe5 29.Qd7 Qe6 30.Qxb7 Rd8 31.Ne7+ Kxg7 32.Nf5+ Kf6 33.Qg7+ Kxf5 34.Qg5+ Ke4 35.f3+ Kd3 36.Qxd8+ Kxe3 37.Qd2# 1-0

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