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Amber Tournament (Rapid) Tournament

Levon Aronian8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Vasyl Ivanchuk6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Peter Leko6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Magnus Carlsen6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Boris Gelfand6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Veselin Topalov5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Viswanathan Anand5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[games]
Sergey Karjakin4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Alexander Morozevich4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Loek van Wely4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Morozevich vs Mamedyarov ½-½422008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B07 Pirc
2. Kramnik vs Anand 0-1432008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E15 Queen's Indian
3. Karjakin vs Gelfand ½-½462008Amber Tournament (Rapid)C24 Bishop's Opening
4. Ivanchuk vs Carlsen ½-½622008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B40 Sicilian
5. Leko vs Topalov ½-½382008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. Van Wely vs Aronian 0-1342008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D80 Grunfeld
7. Gelfand vs Ivanchuk 0-1732008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Carlsen vs Van Wely 1-0302008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Aronian vs Karjakin 1-0512008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
10. Leko vs Kramnik 0-1382008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
11. Topalov vs Morozevich 1-0482008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E97 King's Indian
12. Mamedyarov vs Anand 0-1422008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B20 Sicilian
13. Kramnik vs Mamedyarov 0-1392008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A52 Budapest Gambit
14. Ivanchuk vs Van Wely 0-1672008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
15. Karjakin vs Carlsen 1-0402008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. Gelfand vs Aronian 1-0552008Amber Tournament (Rapid)C03 French, Tarrasch
17. Morozevich vs Leko 0-1562008Amber Tournament (Rapid)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Anand vs Topalov ½-½472008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. Ivanchuk vs Karjakin 1-0492008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
20. Van Wely vs Gelfand ½-½1362008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A37 English, Symmetrical
21. Topalov vs Mamedyarov ½-½312008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. Leko vs Anand 1-0282008Amber Tournament (Rapid)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
23. Morozevich vs Kramnik ½-½482008Amber Tournament (Rapid)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
24. Carlsen vs Aronian 0-1432008Amber Tournament (Rapid)C67 Ruy Lopez
25. Kramnik vs Topalov 1-0332008Amber Tournament (Rapid)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
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Mar-27-08  acirce: Yes, I guess he could have played on with 56..Ke3. It may not be totally elementary to draw there once Black's king gets away from the checks. Starting to check is tempting but 52.b4 instead seems clean and safe.
Mar-27-08  minasina: <hovik2003: Topalov's 34...f6!> Where?
Mar-27-08  tldr3: would someone be so kind as to post the finale standings as the official site doesn't work for me
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  chancho: <slomarko> No more an expert than you.

Corus (2008)


<slomarko: from my personal expirience i think that Aronian's idea to put the king on h7 is wrong.>

<slomarko: what was Aronian thinking? everybody knows that the king must sit on h7!>

Mar-27-08  mistreaver: Hmm guys i just signed in can some1 tell all the results so far please? :)
Mar-27-08  chessmoron:

Aronian: Rapid winner and OVERALL

Kramnik: Blindfold winner or it is a 4-way tie??

Mar-27-08  minasina:
Mar-27-08  Davolni: <chancho: <slomarko> No more an expert than you. Jan-18-08
Corus (2008)


<slomarko: from my personal expirience i think that Aronian's idea to put the king on h7 is wrong.>

<slomarko: what was Aronian thinking? everybody knows that the king must sit on h7!> >

Nothing surprising!!!

Typical <Slomarko>!!!!

Mar-27-08  Knight13: 8 points!? Aronian's freakin' crazy!
Mar-27-08  slomarko: round 4:
<The blindfold game between Boris Gelfand and Loek van Wely saw an end we had not yet seen in this Amber edition. In a complicated position that most probably was about equal, White exceeded the time as he failed to make his 39th move. According to Boris Gelfand he had been trying to play 39.Rxd5, but as his laptop kept refusing to execute the move and the screen kept indicating that he was making an ‘illegal’ move, he started to believe that his rook wasn’t on d1 as he thought. By the time he tried another move, his clock had run down to -0.00. Still, a quick check after the game showed him that the rook had been on d1.>

round 10:
<In the blindfold game between Loek van Wely and Veselin Topalov, the Bulgarian got an advantageous position with the neat manoeuvre 26...Bd5 that netted a pawn. But the game took a strange turn when on move 40 Topalov wanted to play his king to e6, which he believed would have given him good winning chances, but failed to do so because the computer kept indicating that his choice was an ‘illegal move’. Puzzled by this refusal Topalov decided to play another move, 40...Be8, after which the game petered out to a draw. After the game Topalov told the arbiter what had happened and the assistant arbiter confirmed that he had seen that Topalov had tried to play 40...Ke6. But instead of stepping in he had let the moment pass. In view of this evidence the chief arbiter offered Topalov the possibility to replay the game, but the Bulgarian preferred to leave the result as it was.>

any thoughts about this interesting coincidence?

Mar-27-08  pawnofdoom: <slomarko> Are you accusing Van Wely of cheating? If he really were, then he would have much better results this tournament.
Mar-27-08  hovik2003: <minasina: <hovik2003: Topalov's 34...f6!> Where?>

Sorry I meant Moro, I don't know why I typed Topa!

Mar-27-08  whiteshark: All in all a very pleasant tournament, for the players apart from their daily business, for chess enthusiasts very comfortable/enjoyable to watch.
Mar-27-08  kellmano: Yeah a very good tournament, despite my hero Moro's relatively poor show. On a general note, cg users should note that nothing is ever to be gained by entering an internet argument, even if right is on your side. It's not the correct forum. :)
Mar-27-08  Knight13: <kellmano> Agreed 200%!
Mar-27-08  whiteshark: <kellmano> I glad to know I'm not alone... :D

<kellmano: Ah, my 1000th post. To think that it is just by chance i stumbled across this website a couple of years ago.

<I wonder how many hours i've spent here since then.....

<Happy times.>>> (Beer page)

Have a nice day!

Mar-27-08  Davolni: can any of our kibitzer dig in and find out the prize money!!!

who got how much???

Mar-27-08  slomarko: Davolni there is this great invention called Google.
Mar-27-08  sitzkrieg: God bless google!
Mar-27-08  whiteshark: <Davolni> What's your learning curve? Can't you find it out on your own ??

Mar-28-08  Davolni: Thanks all you great minds for answering my question!!!!

you all are very helpful!!!

I had an understanding that some kibitzers here were more curious than others,and are able to find out some stuff with their own ways, but I guess I was wrong!

yeah, by the way sorry for bothering all you guys with my question. I hope I didn't take much of your time <slomarko> and <whiteshark>.

Mar-28-08  NewLine: This makes me very annoyed to find out that these days they can’t get a simple chess program to work properly, and let high-level games be decided in such an unfair way!

And there were a lot of malfunctioning by those computers in the rapid games either!

They must be shameless!

Come on! You are so well-funded, go get some good computers! (And try Linux instead of Windows OS :)

Mar-28-08  hovik2003: God bless whoever created smart <slomarko>!
Mar-28-08  DrawingIsLife: Chessbase says that the total prize fond is €216.000 but I dont know how they divide the money. Does anyone know?
Feb-28-09  ivan999:

Amber starts in two weeks and Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Carlsen, Aronian, Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Kamsky, Radjabov, Leko, Morozevich, Wang Yue are participating. what a field!

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