Final round in Monaco starts at 12:30 p.m.

3/24/2011 – We don't want you to miss a minute of it: so for your information on the final day of the 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament play begins two hours earlier than usual – at 12:30 p.m. CET instead of 14:30. While you are waiting, or in the pauses between the games, you might want to watch commentary by GMs Maurice Ashley and Daniel King in previous rounds. All on Playchess.

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Commentary on Playchess

Naturally all the games are being broadcast live on On the final day, the first blindfold games start at 12:30 p.m. local time. What that translates to in your corner of the world can be seen on this time table. When it is all over, at 21:00 h CET (you can look up your location here) GM Daniel King will do a wrap-up of the action of the day on the Playchess server.

To see what you are getting we have uploaded two sample sections with commentary by Maurice Ashley and Daniel King. You can watch them while waiting for the games to start or in the breaks between the games. Enjoy.


The games of the Amber tournament are being broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server If you are not a member you can download the free PGN reader ChessBase Light, which gives you immediate access. You can also use the program to read, replay and analyse PGN games. New and enhanced: CB Light 2009!


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