Amber Tournament, Monaco

The Amber Blindfoldand Rapid Tournament took place in Monaco, France between 16/3-28/3/2002.
The following grandmasters participated:

Zoltan Almasi (Hungary), Evgeny Bareev (Russia), Boris Gelfand (Israel), Vassili Ivanchuk (Ukraine) FIDE Vice World Champion 2002, Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) BrainGames World Champion 2001, Peter Leko (Hungary), Ljubomir Ljubojevic (Yugoslavia), Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Jeroen Piket (The Netherlands), Alexei Shirov (Spain) FIDE Vice World Champion 2001, Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Loek van Wely (The Netherlands).

Photo: GM Ivanchuk - Source: Official Site
 

Round 1 - 16/3/2002
Rapid
Almasi - Morozevich ˝-˝, Leko - Gelfand 0-1, Kramnik - Topalov ˝-˝, Ivanchuk - Van Wely 1-0, Bareev - Ljubojevic 1-0, Piket - Shirov ˝-˝
Blindfold
Morozevich - Almasi 1-0, Gelfand - Leko ˝-˝, Topalov - Kramnik 1-0, Van Wely - Ivanchuk ˝-˝, Ljubojevic - Bareev 0-1, Shirov - Piket 1-0

Round 2 - 17/3/2002
Rapid
Ljubojevic - Piket 1-0, VAn Wely - Bareev 0-1, Shirov - Ivanchuk ˝-˝, Gelfand - Kramnik ˝-˝, Morozevich - Topalov ˝-˝, Almasi - Leko ˝-˝
Blindfold
Ivanchuk - Shirov ˝-˝, Piket - Ljubojevic 1-0, Bareev - Van Wely ˝-˝, Topalov - Morozevich 0-1, Kramnik - Gelfand ˝-˝, Leko - Almasi 1-0

Round 3 - 17/3/2002
Rapid
Leko - Morozevich ˝-˝, Kramnik - Almasi ˝-˝, Topalov - Gelfand ˝-˝, Bareev - Ivanchuk 0-1, Piket - Van Wely 1-0, Ljubojevic - Shirov 0-1
Blindfold
Almasi - Leko 1-0, Almasi - Kramnik ˝-˝, Gelfand - Topalov 1-0, Ivanchuk - Bareev 0-1, Van Wely - Piket ˝-˝, Shirov - Ljubojevic 1-0

Round 4 - 19/3/2002
Rapid
Ivanchuk - Ljubojevic 1-0, Van Wely - Shirov 0-1, Bareev - Piket 1-0, Morozevich - Gelfand ˝-˝, Almasi - Topalov 0-1, Leko - Kramnik 0-1
Blindfold
Ljubojevic - Ivanchuk ˝-˝, Shirov - Van Wely 1-0, Piket - Bareev ˝-˝, Gelfand - Morozevich 0-1, Topalov - Almasi ˝-˝, Kramnik - Leko ˝-˝

Round 5 - 21/3/2002
Rapid
Gelfand - Almasi 1-0, Kramnik - Morozevich 1-0, Topalov - Leko 0-1, Piket - Ivanchuk ˝-˝, Shirov - Bareev 0-1, Ljubojevic - van Wely 1-0
Blindfold
Almasi - Gelfand 0-1, Morozevich - Kramnik ˝-˝, Leko - Topalov 1-0, Ivanchuk - Piket 1-0, Bareev - Shirov 0-1, van Wely - Ljubojevic ˝-˝

Round 6 - 22/3/2002
Rapid
van Wely - Almasi ˝-˝, Bareev - Leko 0-1, Piket - Kramnik 1-0, Shirov - Topalov ˝-˝, Ljubojevic - Gelfand 0-1, Ivanchuk - Morozevich 1-0
Blindfold
Almasi - van Wely ˝-˝, Leko - Bareev ˝-˝, Kramnik - Piket 1-0, Topalov - Shirov ˝-˝, Gelfand - Ljubojevic 1-0, Morozevich - Ivanchuk ˝-˝

Round 7 - 23/3/2002
Rapid
Gelfand - Shirov ˝-˝, Morozevich - Ljubojevic 1-0, Topalov - Ivanchuk ˝-˝, Leko - van Wely 1-0, Kramnik - Bareev 0-1, Almasi - Piket 0-1
Blindfold
Shirov - Gelfand 1-0, Ljubojevic - Morozevich 0-1, Ivanchuk - Topalov ˝-˝, van Wely - Leko 0-1, Bareev - Kramnik 1-0, Piket - Almasi ˝-˝

Round 8 - 24/3/2002
Rapid
Bareev - Almasi 1-0, Piket - Leko 0-1, van Wely - Kramnik 0-1, Ljubojevic - Topalov 0-1, Ivanchuk - Gelfand 0-1, Shirov - Morozevich ˝-˝
Blindfold
Almasi - Bareev 1-0, Leko - Piket 1-0, Kramnik - van Wely 1-0, Topalov - Ljubojevic 1-0, Gelfand - Ivanchuk 0-1, Morozevich - Shirov ˝-˝

Round 9 - 26/3/2002
Rapid
Topalov - van Wely ˝-˝, Gelfand - Bareev ˝-˝, Morozevich - Piket ˝-˝, Almasi - Shirov ˝-˝, Leko - Ljubojevic ˝-˝, Kramnik - Ivanchuk ˝-˝
Blindfold
van Wely - Topalov 0-1, Bareev - Gelfand ˝-˝, Piket - Morozevich 0-1, Shirov - Almasi ˝-˝, Ljubojevic - Leko ˝-˝, Ivanchuk - Kramnik 1-0   

Round 10 - 27/3/2002
Rapid
Shirov - Leko ˝-˝, Ljubojevic - Kramnik ˝-˝, Ivanchuk - Almasi ˝-˝, Van Wely - Gelfand 1-0, Bareev - Morozevich 0-1, Piket - Topalov 0-1
Blindfold
Leko - Shirov ˝-˝, Kramnik - Ljubojevic 1-0, Almasi - Ivanchuk1-0, Gelfand - Van Wely0-1, Morozevich - Bareev1-0, Topalov - Piket 0-1

Round 11 - 28/3/2002
Rapid
Almasi - Ljubojevic 1-0, Topalov - Bareev 1-0, Gelfand - Piket 1-0, Morozevich - Van Wely 1-0, Leko - Ivanchuk ˝-˝, Kramnik - Shirov 0-1
Blindfold
Ljubojevic - Almasi ˝-˝, Bareev - Topalov ˝-˝, Piket - Gelfand 1-0, Van Wely - Morozevich ˝-˝, Ivanchuk - Leko ˝-˝, Shirov - Kramnik ˝-˝ 

 

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Round 1 - Rapid, Round 1 - Blind, Round 2 - Rapid, Round 2 - Blind, Round 3 - Rapid, Round 3 - Blind,
Round 4 - Rapid, Round 4 - BlindRound 5 - Rapid, Round 5 - BlindRound 6 - Rapid, Round 6 - Blind,
Round 7 - Rapid, Round 7 - BlindRound 8 - Rapid, Round 8 - BlindRound 9 - Rapid, Round 9 - Blind
Round 10 - Rapid, Round 10 - Blind, Round 11 - Rapid, Round 11 - Blind, All Games (99Kb)
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Final Standings
Rapid				Blindfold			Combined

1.	Gelfand		7˝	1.	Morozevich	9	1.	Morozevich 	15		 
2.	Ivanchuk	7	2.	Shirov	 	8	2.	Shirov		14˝
	Topalov	 	7	3.	Leko	 	7	3.	Leko		13˝
4.	Bareev 		6˝	4.	Ivanchuk	6	4.	Ivanchuk	13	
	Leko		6˝	5.	Bareev		5˝	5.	Bareev		12
	Shirov		6˝		Kramnik		5˝		Gelfand		12
7.	Morozevich	6	7.	Almasi	 	5		Topalov		12
8. 	Kramnik		5˝		Topalov	 	5	8.	Kramnik		11
9.	Piket		4˝	9.	Gelfand		4˝	9.	Almasi		 9
10.	Almasi	 	4		Piket		4˝		Piket	 	 9
11.	Ljubojevic	3	11.	Van Wely	4	11.	Van Wely	 6
12.	Van Wely	2	12.	Ljubojevic	2	12.	Ljubojevic	 5



The matches will start at 13:30hrs and end at approximately 20:00hrs. Every day, the grandmasters will play one rapid game and one blindfold game of about one hour each. The blindfold games will be played with computers.

An empty chessboard will appear on the player’s screen. The moves are made with a mouse or with the keyboard. Each move will appear on both screens. After confirmation of receipt, the opponent’s clock will start and the move will disappear. However, the arbiter and the spectators can follow the entire game on monitors that are not visible to the grandmasters.

Technical installations will be taken care of by the Dutch company Lost Boys, based in Amsterdam. Results information can be found, during the tournament, on the tournament internet site :
http://chess.lostcity.nl/amber

The winners of the previous “Amber Chess Tournaments” are:
2001: Veselin Topalov and Vladimir Kramnik, 2000 : Alexei Shirov, 1999: Vladimir Kramnik, 1998: Alexei Shirov and Vladimir Kramnik, 1997: Viswanathan Anand, 1996: Vladimir Kramnik, 1995: Anatoly Karpov, 1994: Viswanathan Anand, 1993: Ljubomir Ljubojevic, 1992: Vassili Ivanchuk

 

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