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Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament 2011




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The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament Farewell Jubilee Edition in Monaco, March 11 - 24, 2011.
It will be will be the final edition of this event.
Every day four sessions will be played, two blindfold sessions and two rapid sessions. The rate of play is 25 minutes per game per player. With every move made in the blindfold games 20 seconds is added to the clock, with every move made in the rapid games 10 seconds is added.


Aronian (ARM) won with 15,5 points. Aronian also won the blindfold competition. Magnus Carlsen won the rapid competition.

Final Standings Combined ( Blinfold & Rapid ):

Players Country Points
1 Aronian Levon ARM 15,5
2 Carlsen Magnus NOR 14,5
3 Anand Viswanathan IND 13
4 Ivanchuk Vasily UKR 11
4 Grischuk Alexander RUS 11
5 Gashimov Vugar AZE 10,5
5 Gelfand Boris ISR 10,5
5 Nakamura Hikaru USA 10,5
5 Topalov Veselin BUL 10,5
6 Karjakin Sergey RUS 10
7 Kramnik Vladimir RUS 8
8 Giri Anish NED 7




Round XI:

Blind

Ivanchuk-Topalov : -
Gashimov-Grischuk : -
Giri-Anand : 0-1
Carlsen-Gelfand : 0-1
Nakamura-Kramnik : 0-1
Aronian-Karjakin : -

Rapid

Topalov-Ivanchuk : 1-0
Grischuk-Gashimov: -
Anand-Giri : 1-0
Gelfand-Carlsen : 0-1
Kramnik-Nakamura: 0-1
Karjakin-Aronian : -

Round X:

Blind

Topalov-Aronian: 0-1
Kramnik-Ivanchuk : -
Karjakin-Nakamura : -
Gelfand-Giri : 1-0
Grischuk-Carlsen: -
Anand-Gashimov : -

Rapid

Aronian-Topalov : -
Ivanchuk-Kramnik : -
Nakamura-Karjakin : -
Giri-Gelfand : -
Carlsen-Grischuk : 1-0
Gashimov-Anand : 0-1

Round IX:

Blind

Gashimov-Gelfand : 1-0
Giri-Grischuk : -
Carlsen-Anand : 0-1
Nakamura-Topalov : 1-0
Aronian-Kramnik : 1-0
Ivanchuk-Karjakin : -

Rapid

Gelfand-Gashimov : 1-0
Grischuk-Giri : 1-0
Anand-Carlsen : 0-1
Topalov-Nakamura : 1-0
Kramnik-Aronian : -
Karjakin-Ivanchuk : -

Round VIII:

Blind

Grischuk-Nakamura : -
Anand-Aronian : -
Gelfand-Ivanchuk : -
Kramnik-Gashimov: -
Karjakin-Giri : -
Topalov-Carlsen : -


Rapid

Nakamura-Grischuk: 1-0
Aronian-Anand : 1-0
Ivanchuk-Gelfand : 1-0
Gashimov-Kramnik : 1-0
Giri-Karjakin : 1-0
Carlsen-Topalov: 1-0

Round VII:

Blind

Giri-Topalov : 0-1
Carlsen-Kramnik : 1-0
Gashimov-Karjakin: -
Aronian-Gelfand: 1-0
Ivanchuk-Grischuk: -
Nakamura-Anand : -

Rapid

Topalov-Giri : -
Kramnik-Carlsen : 0-1
Karjakin-Gashimov : -
Gelfand-Aronian : -
Grischuk-Ivanchuk: 0-1
Anand-Nakamura : -

Round VI:

Blind

Gelfand-Nakamura : -
Grischuk-Aronian : -
Anand-Ivanchuk: -
Topalov-Gashimov: -
Kramnik-Giri: -
Karjakin-Carlsen : -

Rapid

Nakamura-Gelfand : 0-1
Aronian-Grischuk : 0-1
Ivanchuk-Anand: 1-0
Gashimov-Topalov : 1-0
Giri-Kramnik: 0-1
Carlsen-Karjakin : 1-0

Round V:

Blind

Ivanchuk-Carlsen: 1-0
Gashimov-Aronian : 0-1
Giri-Nakamura: 1-0
Anand-Karjakin: -
Topalov-Grischuk : 1-0
Kramnik-Gelfand 0-1

Rapid

Carlsen-Ivanchuk 0-1
Aronian-Gashimov: 1-0
Nakamura-Giri : -
Karjakin-Anand : -
Grischuk-Topalov : 1-0
Gelfand-Kramnik : 0-1

Round IV:

Blind

Karjakin-Kramnik : 1-0
Gelfand-Topalov : -
Grischuk-Anand: -
Carlsen-Giri: -
Nakamura-Gashimov : -
Aronian-Ivanchuk : -

Rapid

Kramnik-Karjakin : -
Topalov-Gelfand : 1-0
Anand-Grischuk : 1-0
Giri-Carlsen : 0-1
Gashimov-Nakamura : 0-1
Ivanchuk-Aronian : 0-1

Round III:

Blind

Aronian-Carlsen: -
Ivanchuk-Nakamura: 0-1
Gashimov-Giri: 1-0
Grischuk-Karjakin: -
Anand-Gelfand: -
Kramnik-Topalov: 1-0

Rapid

Carlsen-Aronian: -
Nakamura-Ivanchuk: -
Giri-Gashimov: -
Karjakin-Grischuk: 1-0
Gelfand-Anand: 0-1
Topalov-Kramnik: 1-0



Round II:

Blind

Topalov-Karjakin: -
Kramnik-Anand: -
Gelfand-Grischuk: 0-1
Carlsen-Gashimov: 1-0
Giri-Ivanchuk :-
Nakamura-Aronian: 0- 1

Rapid

Karjakin-Topalov: -
Anand-Kramnik: -
Grischuk-Gelfand: -
Gashimov-Carlsen: 0-1
Ivanchuk-Giri: -
Aronian-Nakamura: -

Round I:

Blind

Nakamura-Carlsen: -
Aronian-Giri :1-0
Ivanchuk-Gashimov: 0-1
Karjakin-Gelfand: 0-1
Grischuk-Kramnik: 1-0
Anand-Topalov: 1-0

Rapid

Carlsen-Nakamura: 1-0
Giri-Aronian: 0-1
Gashimov-Ivanchuk: 1-0
Gelfand-Karjakin: 1-0
Kramnik-Grischuk: 0-1
Topalov-Anand: -


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