Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament

3/18/2007 – It carries a prize fund of US $288,000 and is staged in the posh Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel in Monaco. Twelve top GMs play two rounds per day, one blindfold and one rapid. The participants include Anand, Kramnik, Ivanchuk, Leko, Aronian, Morozevich and Svidler. The first round was played on Saturday. We bring you results and games.

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The 16th edition of the annual Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament is being held from March 17 to 29 at the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel in Monaco, with a total prize fund of € 216,000 (US $288,000). On each day of play there are two rounds, one a blindfold session and the second rapid chess. The participants are Vishy Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Vasily Ivanchuk, Peter Leko, Levon Aronian, Alexander Morozevich, Boris Gelfand, Teimour Radjabov, Peter Svidler, Magnus Carlsen, Loek van Wely and Francisco Vallejo.

Results of round one: Saturday March 17

Blindfold     Rapid Chess  
Aronian-Vallejo
1-0
  Vallejo-Aronian
0-1
Leko-Svidler
0-1
  Svidler-Leko
0-1
Gelfand-Carlsen
½-½
  Carlsen-Gelfand
½-½
Radjabov-Kramnik
0-1
  Kramnik-Radjabov
½-½
Van Wely-Ivanchuk
0-1
  Ivanchuk-Van Wely
1-0
Morozevich-Anand
1-0
  Anand-Morozevich
½-½


Peter Leko vs Peter Svidler in the blindfold game (moves are exchanged via notebook computers)


The rapid chess matches with traditional boards and pieces

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