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Anand wins 12th Amber Tournament by Jeroen van den Berg
Vishy Anand (in the photo) has become the well deserved winner of the 12th Amber Chess Tournament. Anand, who did not play in the last year's traditional blindfold- and rapid tournament, beat Topalov 1,5-0,5 in the final round. Anand had 14,5 points out of 22 games and lost only one game in the blindfold, against Morozevich, the winner of the 2002-edition. The blindfold tournament was one by Kramnik,, while Bareev took first place in the rapid competition.  More >>>


The famous Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament took place between 15th & 27th March 2002 in the Vista Palace Hotel in Roquebrune Cap-Martin of Monaco. The rest days were 19th and 24th March and the games started at 13:30-20:00 each day.
The
Tournament was sponsored by J.J. van Oosterom. and took place in the Vista Palace Hôtel in Roquebrune Cap-Martin Monaco.
Total Prizes: $193,250

The participants were: Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Vassily Ivanchuk, Evgeny Bareev, Peter Leko, Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Alexander Morozevich, Alexei Shirov, Boris Gelfand, Veselin Topalov, Zoltan Almasi and Loek Van Wely.

Official site: http://chess.lostcity.nl/amber >>>

Blind Final Standings:
1. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2807 8.0, 2. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2678 7.0, 3. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2753 7.0, 4. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2700 6.5, 5. Leko, Peter g HUN 2736 6.0, 6. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2743 6.0, 7. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2723 5.5, 8. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2699 5.0, 9. Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2676 5.0, 10. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2668 5.0, 11. Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2729 3.0, 12. Ljubojevic, Ljubomir g YUG 2570 2.0

Rapid
Final Standings:
1.
Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2729 8.0
, 2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2753 7.5, Leko, Peter g HUN 2736 7.5, 4. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 7.0, 5. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 6.5, 6. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2723 6.0, 7. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 5.5, 8. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2807 5.0, 9. Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2676 4.5, 10. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 4.0, 11. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2668 3.0, 12. Ljubojevic, Ljubomir g YUG 2570 1.5

Combined Final Standings:
1. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2753 14.5
, 2. Leko, Peter g HUN 2736 13.5, Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 13.5, 4. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 13.0, Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2807 13.0, 6. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2700 12.0, 7. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2723 11.5, 8. Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2729 11.0, 9. Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2676 9.5, 10. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2699 9.0, 11. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2668 8.0, 12. Ljubojevic, Ljubomir g YUG 2570 3.5

Round 1, 15.03.2003
Blind Ljubojevic-Ivanchuk 0-1, Gelfand-Anand 1/2, Van Wely-Morozevich 1-0, Leko-Bareev 1-0 Almasi-Kramnik 0-1, Topalov-Shirov 1-0
Rapid Ivanchuk-Ljubojevic 1/2, Anand-Gelfand 1/2, Morozevich-Van Wely 1-0 Rapid
Bareev-Leko 1/2, Kramnik-Almasi 0-1, Shirov-Topalov 1/2

Round 2, 16.03.2003
Blind Shirov-Leko 0-1, Kramnik-Topalov 1-0, Bareev-Almasi 1-0, Ivanchuk-Morozevich 1-0, Anand-van Wely 1-0, Ljubojevic-Gelfand 1/2
Rapid Leko-Shirov 1-0, Topalov-Kramnik 1/2, Almasi-Bareev 0-1, Morozevich-Ivanchuk 1-0, Van Wely-Anand 1/2, Gelfand-Ljubojevic 1-0

Round 3, 17.03.2003

Blind: Gelfand-Ivanchuk
1-0, Van Wely-Ljubojevic 1-0, Morozevich-Anand 1-0, Almasi-Leko, Topalov-Bareev 1-0, Kramnik-Shirov 1-0
Rapid: Ivanchuk-Gelfand
1-0, Ljubojevic-Van Wely 1/2, Anand-Morozevich 1-0, Leko-Almasi 1/2, Bareev-Topalov 1-0, Shirov-Kramnik 1/2

Round 4, 18.03.2003
Blind: Leko-Kramnik
1/2, Bareev-Shirov 0-1, Almasi-Topalov 1-0, Ivanchuk-Anand 1/2, Ljubojevic-Morozevich 0-1, Gelfand-Van Wely 1-0
Rapid: Kramnik-Leko
1/2, Shirov-Bareev 1/2, Topalov-Almasi 1-0, Anand-Ivanchuk 1-0, Morozevich-Ljubojevic 1-0, Van Wely-Gelfand 1/2
 
Round 5, 20.03.2003
Blind: Van Wely-Ivanchuk
1-0, Morozevich-Gelfand 1/2, Anand-Ljubojevic 1-0, Topalov-Leko 1/2, Shirov-Almasi 0-1, Kramnik-Bareev 1-0
Rapid: Ivanchuk-Van Wely
1-0, Gelfand-Morozevich 0-1, Ljubojevic-Anand 0-1, Leko-Topalov 1/2, Almasi-Shirov 1-0, Bareev-Kramnik 1/2

Round 6, 21.03.2003
Blind: Bareev-Ljubojevic
1-0, Almasi-Gelfand 0-1, Topalov-Van Wely 1-0, Shirov-Morozevich 1-0, Kramnik-Anand 1/2, Leko-Ivanchuk 1/2
Rapid: Ljubojevic-Bareev
0-1, Gelfand-Almasi 1-0, Van Wely-Topalov 1/2, Morozevich-Shirov 0-1, Anand-Kramnik 1/2, Ivanchuk-Leko 0-1

Round 7, 22.03.2003
Blind: Anand-Shirov
1/2, Ivanchuk-Kramnik 1/2, Morozevich-Leko 1-0, Gelfand-Bareev 1-0, Van Wely-Almasi 1/2, Ljubojevic-Topalov 0-1
Rapid: Shirov-Anand
0-1, Kramnik-Ivanchuk 1/2, Leko-Morozevich 1/2, Bareev-Gelfand 1/2, Almasi-Van Wely 1/2, Topalov-Ljubojevic 1-0

Round 8, 23.03.2003
Blind: Almasi-Ljubojevic
1-0, Topalov-Gelfand 1/2, Bareev-Van Wely 0-1, Kramnik-Morozevich 0-1, Leko-Anand 1/2, Shirov-Ivanchuk 1/2
Rapid: Ljubojevic-Almasi
1/2, Gelfand-Topalov 1/2, Van Wely-Bareev 0-1, Morozevich-Kramnik 1-0, Anand-Leko 1/2, Ivanchuk-Shirov 0-1

Round 9, 25.03.2003
Blind: Morozevich-Bareev
1-0, Anand-Almasi 1-0, Ivanchuk-Topalov 0-1, Ljubojevic-Shirov 0-1, Gelfand-Kramnik 0-1, Van Wely-Leko 0-1
Rapid: Bareev-Morozevich
1-0, Almasi-Anand 1/2, Topalov-Ivanchuk 1-0, Shirov-Ljubojevic 1-0, Kramnik-Gelfand 1/2, Leko-Van Wely 1-0

Round 10, 26.03.2003
Blind: Shirov-Gelfand
1-0, Kramnik-Van Wely 1-0, Leko-Ljubojevic 0-1, Bareev-Anand 1/2, Almasi-Ivanchuk 1/2, Topalov-Morozevich 0-1
Rapid: Gelfand-Shirov
1/2, Van Wely-Kramnik 1/2, Ljubojevic-Leko 0-1, Anand-Bareev 1/2, Ivanchuk-Almasi 1/2, Morozevich-Topalov 0-1

Round 11, 27.03.2003

Blind: Ivanchuk-Bareev
1/2, Morozevich-Almasi 1/2, Anand-Topalov 1-0, Van Wely-Shirov 1/2, Ljubojevic-Kramnik 1/2, Gelfand-Leko 1/2
Rapid: Bareev-Ivanchuk
1/2, Almasi-Morozevich 0-1, Topalov-Anand 1/2, Shirov-Van Wely 1-0, Kramnik-Ljubojevic 1-0, Leko-Gelfand 1/2
 

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