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ChessOK.com » Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament 2009
Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament 2009 14 March 2009

amber-2009The 18th traditional TopGM’s blindfold and rapid tournament in Nice, France will take part from Mar 14th to 26th.
Players: V. Topalov (BUL, 2796), World Champion V. Anand (IND, 2791), V. Ivanchuk (UKR, 2779), M. Carlsen (NOR, 2776), A. Morozevich (RUS, 2771), T. Radjabov (AZE, 2761), World Exchampion V. Kramnik (RUS, 2759), P. Leko (HUN, 2751), L. Aronian (ARM, 2750), Wang Yue (CHN, 2739), G. Kamsky (USA, 2725), S. Karjakin (UKR, 2706).
Tournament format: Round robin..
Prize fond: 216,000 Euros.
Average ELO is 2759. It is 20th FIDE tournament category.

Games: Round 1 [download PGN], Round 2 [download PGN], Round 3 [download PGN], Round 4 [download PGN], Round 5 [download PGN], Round 6 [download PGN], Round 7 [download PGN], Round 8 [download PGN], Round 9 [download PGN], Round 10 [download PGN], Round 11 [download PGN]

Final Standings: 1. Aronian – 14; 2-3. Kramnik, Anand – 13½; 4. Carlsen – 13; 5. Morozevich – 11; 6-7. Topalov, Karjakin – 10½; 8-9. Kamsky, Leko – 10; 10. Ivanchuk – 9½; 11. Radjabov – 9; 12. Wang Yue – 7½.

Below are cross-table and pairings:

Round 1 - Blind

Vladimir Kramnik – Alexander Morozevich 1 - 0
Teimour Radjabov – Veselin Topalov ½ - ½
Sergey Karjakin - Wang Yue ½ - ½
Magnus Carlsen – Gata Kamsky 1 - 0
Vishwanatan Anand – Peter Leko 1 - 0
Levon Aronian – Vassliy Ivanchuk 1 - 0

Round 1 - Rapid

Alexander Morozevich – Vladimir Kramnik 1 - 0
Veselin Topalov – Teimour Radjabov ½ - ½
Wang Yue – Sergey Karjakin ½ - ½
Gata Kamsky – Magnus Carlsen 1 - 0
Peter Leko – Vishwanatan Anand 1 - 0
Vassliy Ivanchuk – Levon Aronian 0 - 1

Round 2 - Blind

Vassliy Ivanchuk – Magnus Carlsen ½ - ½
Peter Leko – Levon Aronian 1 - 0
Gata Kamsky – Vishwanatan Anand ½ - ½
Alexander Morozevich - Wang Yue 1 - 0
Veselin Topalov – Sergey Karjakin 1 - 0
Vladimir Kramnik – Teimour Radjabov 1 - 0

Round 2 - Rapid

Magnus Carlsen – Vassliy Ivanchuk ½ - ½
Levon Aronian – Peter Leko 1 - 0
Vishwanatan Anand – Gata Kamsky 1 - 0
Wang Yue – Alexander Morozevich 0 - 1
Sergey Karjakin – Veselin Topalov 1 - 0
Teimour Radjabov – Vladimir Kramnik ½ - ½

Round 3 - Blind

Teimour Radjabov - Alexander Morozevich ½ - ½
Sergey Karjakin - Vladimir Kramnik ½ - ½
Wang Yue - Veselin Topalov 0 - 1
Vishwanatan Anand - Magnus Carlsen 0 - 1
Levon Aronian - Gata Kamsky 1 - 0
Peter Leko - Vassliy Ivanchuk 1 - 0

Round 3 - Rapid

Alexander Morozevich - Teimour Radjabov ½ - ½
Vladimir Kramnik - Sergey Karjakin ½ - ½
Veselin Topalov - Wang Yue ½ - ½
Magnus Carlsen - Vishwanatan Anand ½ - ½
Gata Kamsky - Levon Aronian 1 - 0
Vassliy Ivanchuk - Peter Leko 1 - 0

Round 4 - Blind

Magnus Carlsen - Peter Leko ½ - ½
Gata Kamsky - Vassliy Ivanchuk ½ - ½
Vishwanatan Anand - Levon Aronian ½ - ½
Alexander Morozevich - Veselin Topalov 1 - 0
Vladimir Kramnik - Wang Yue 1 - 0
Teimour Radjabov - Sergey Karjakin 1 - 0

Round 4 - Rapid

Peter Leko - Magnus Carlsen ½ - ½
Vassliy Ivanchuk - Gata Kamsky ½ - ½
Levon Aronian - Vishwanatan Anand ½ - ½
Veselin Topalov - Alexander Morozevich 1 - 0
Wang Yue - Vladimir Kramnik 0 - 1
Sergey Karjakin - Teimour Radjabov 0 - 1

Round 5 - Blind

Sergey Karjakin - Alexander Morozevich 0 - 1
Wang Yue - Teimour Radjabov ½ - ½
Veselin Topalov - Vladimir Kramnik ½ - ½
Levon Aronian - Magnus Carlsen ½ - ½
Vassliy Ivanchuk - Vishwanatan Anand ½ - ½
Peter Leko – Gata Kamsky ½ - ½

Round 5 - Rapid

Alexander Morozevich - Sergey Karjakin 0 - 1
Teimour Radjabov - Wang Yue 0 - 1
Vladimir Kramnik - Veselin Topalov ½ - ½
Magnus Carlsen - Levon Aronian 0 - 1
Vishwanatan Anand - Vassliy Ivanchuk 1 - 0
Gata Kamsky - Peter Leko 1 - 0

Round 6 - Blind

Gata Kamsky - Vladimir Kramnik ½ - ½
Vishwanatan Anand - Teimour Radjabov 1 - 0
Levon Aronian - Sergey Karjakin ½ - ½
Vassliy Ivanchuk - Wang Yue 0 - 1
Peter Leko - Veselin Topalov 1 - 0
Magnus Carlsen - Alexander Morozevich 1 - 0

Round 6 - Rapid

Vladimir Kramnik - Gata Kamsky ½ - ½
Teimour Radjabov - Vishwanatan Anand 0 - 1
Sergey Karjakin - Levon Aronian 0 - 1
Wang Yue - Vassliy Ivanchuk ½ - ½
Veselin Topalov - Peter Leko ½ - ½
Alexander Morozevich - Magnus Carlsen ½ - ½

Round 7 - Blind

Veselin Topalov - Vassliy Ivanchuk ½ - ½
Alexander Morozevich - Peter Leko ½ - ½
Wang Yue - Magnus Carlsen 0 - 1
Teimour Radjabov - Gata Kamsky 1 - 0
Sergey Karjakin - Vishwanatan Anand 0 - 1
Vladimir Kramnik – Levon Aronian ½ - ½

Round 7 - Rapid

Peter Leko - Alexander Morozevich 1 - 0
Vassliy Ivanchuk - Veselin Topalov ½ - ½
Magnus Carlsen - Wang Yue 1 - 0
Gata Kamsky - Teimour Radjabov 1 - 0
Vishwanatan Anand - Sergey Karjakin ½ - ½
Levon Aronian - Vladimir Kramnik 0 - 1

Round 8 - Blind

Vishwanatan Anand - Vladimir Kramnik 1 - 0
Levon Aronian - Teimour Radjabov 1 - 0
Gata Kamsky - Sergey Karjakin ½ - ½
Peter Leko - Wang Yue ½ - ½
Magnus Carlsen - Veselin Topalov 1 - 0
Vassliy Ivanchuk – Alexander Morozevich 1 - 0

Round 8 - Rapid

Vladimir Kramnik - Vishwanatan Anand ½ - ½
Teimour Radjabov - Levon Aronian ½ - ½
Sergey Karjakin - Gata Kamsky 1 - 0
Wang Yue - Peter Leko ½ - ½
Veselin Topalov - Magnus Carlsen ½ - ½
Alexander Morozevich - Vassliy Ivanchuk ½ - ½

Round 9 – Blind

Wang Yue - Gata Kamsky ½ - ½
Veselin Topalov - Vishwanatan Anand ½ - ½
Alexander Morozevich - Levon Aronian ½ - ½
Vladimir Kramnik - Vassliy Ivanchuk 0 - 1
Teimour Radjabov - Peter Leko ½ - ½
Sergey Karjakin - Magnus Carlsen ½ - ½

Round 9 - Rapid

Gata Kamsky - Wang Yue ½ - ½
Vishwanatan Anand - Veselin Topalov ½ - ½
Levon Aronian - Alexander Morozevich 1 - 0
Vassliy Ivanchuk - Vladimir Kramnik ½ - ½
Peter Leko - Teimour Radjabov ½ - ½
Magnus Carlsen - Sergey Karjakin 1 - 0

Round 10 - Blind

Vassliy Ivanchuk - Teimour Radjabov 1 - 0
Peter Leko - Sergey Karjakin 0 - 1
Magnus Carlsen - Vladimir Kramnik 0 - 1
Gata Kamsky - Veselin Topalov 0 - 1
Vishwanatan Anand - Alexander Morozevich 0 - 1
Levon Aronian - Wang Yue 1 - 0

Round 10 - Rapid

Teimour Radjabov - Vassliy Ivanchuk ½ - ½
Sergey Karjakin - Peter Leko ½ - ½
Vladimir Kramnik - Magnus Carlsen ½ - ½
Veselin Topalov - Gata Kamsky 0 - 1
Alexander Morozevich - Vishwanatan Anand ½ - ½
Wang Yue - Levon Aronian ½ - ½

Round 11 - Blind

Alexander Morozevich - Gata Kamsky 1 - 0
Wang Yue - Vishwanatan Anand ½ - ½
Veselin Topalov - Levon Aronian ½ - ½
Sergey Karjakin - Vassliy Ivanchuk 1 - 0
Vladimir Kramnik - Peter Leko 1 - 0
Teimour Radjabov - Magnus Carlsen 1 - 0

Round 11 - Rapid

Gata Kamsky - Alexander Morozevich ½ - ½
Vishwanatan Anand - Wang Yue 1 - 0
Levon Aronian - Veselin Topalov ½ - ½
Vassliy Ivanchuk - Sergey Karjakin 0 - 1
Peter Leko - Vladimir Kramnik 0 - 1
Magnus Carlsen - Teimour Radjabov 1 - 0

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