:: Amber 2008

Round 1, 15.03.2008 
14:30 Blind
Anand - Kramnik 1/2
Mamedyarov - Morozevich 1/2
Topalov - Leko 1-0

16:00 Blind
Gelfand - Karjakin 0-1
Aronian - Van Wely 1/2
Carlsen - Ivanchuk 0-1

17:45 Rapid
Kramnik - Anand 0-1
Morozevich - Mamedyarov 1/2
Leko - Topalov 1/2
 
19:15 Rapid
Karjakin - Gelfand 1/2
Van Wely - Aronian 0-1
Ivanchuk - Carlsen 1/2
Round 2, 16.03.2008
14:30 Blind
Ivanchuk - Gelfand 1/2
Van Wely - Carlsen 0-1
Karjakin - Aronian 1/2
 
16:00 Blind
Kramnik - Leko 1/2
Morozevich  - Topalov 1-0
Anand - Mamedyarov 1/2
 
17:45 Rapid
Gelfand - Ivanchuk 0-1
Carlsen - Van Wely 1-0
Aronian - Karjakin 1-0

19:15 Rapid
Leko - Kramnik 0-1
Topalov - Morozevich 1-0
Mamedyarov - Anand 0-1
Round 3, 17.03.2008
14:30 Blind
Mamedyarov - Kramnik 1/2
Topalov - Anand 1/2
Leko - Morozevich 1/2

16:00 Blind
Aronian - Gelfand 1/2
Carlsen - Karjakin 1-0
Van Wely - Ivanchuk 1/2

17:45 Rapid
Kramnik - Mamedyarov 0-1
Anand  -  Topalov 1/2
Morozevich - Leko 0-1

19:15 Rapid
Gelfand - Aronian 1-0
Karjakin - Carlsen 1-0
Ivanchuk - Van Wely 0-1
Round 4, 18.03.2008
14:30 Blind
Gelfand - Van Wely 0-1
Karjakin - Ivanchuk 1/2
Aronian - Carlsen 1/2

16:00 Blind
Kramnik - Morozevich 1-0
Anand - Leko 1/2
Mamedyarov - Topalov 0-1

17:45 Rapid
Van Wely - Gelfand 1/2
Ivanchuk - Karjakin 1-0
Carlsen - Aronian 0-1

19:15 Rapid
Morozevich - Kramnik 1/2
Leko - Anand 1-0
Topalov - Mamedyarov 1/2
Round 5, 20.03.2008
14:30 Blind
Topalov - Kramnik 1/2
Leko - Mamedyarov 1-0 
Morozevich - Anand 1-0

16:00 Blind
Carlsen - Gelfand 1-0 
Ivanchuk - Aronian 1/2
Van Wely - Karjakin 1/2
 
17:45 Rapid
Kramnik - Topalov 1-0
Mamedyarov - Leko 1/2
Anand - Morozevich 1-0 

19:15 Rapid
Gelfand - Carlsen 1/2 
Aronian - Ivanchuk 1-0
Karjakin - Van Wely 1-0
Round 6, 21.03.2008
14:30 Blind
Karjakin - Anand 0-1
Aronian - Mamedyarov 1/2
Carlsen - Topalov 1/2

16:00 Blind
Ivanchuk - Leko 1/2
Van Wely - Morozevich 0-1
Gelfand - Kramnik 1/2

17:45 Rapid
Anand - Karjakin 1/2
Mamedyarov - Aronian 1/2 
Topalov - Carlsen 1/2

19:15 Rapid
Leko - Ivanchuk 1/2
Morozevich - Van Wely 1/2 
Kramnik - Gelfand 1/2
Round 7, 22.03.2008
14:30 Blind
Morozevich - Ivanchuk 1-0
Kramnik - Van Wely 1/2
Leko - Gelfand 1/2

16:00 Blind
Mamedyarov - Karjakin 1/2
Topalov - Aronian 1/2
Anand - Carlsen 1-0
 
17:45 Rapid
Ivanchuk - Morozevich 1/2
Van Wely - Kramnik 1/2 
Gelfand - Leko 1/2 

19:15 Rapid
Karjakin - Mamedyarov 1/2
Aronian - Topalov 1-0
Carlsen - Anand 1-0
Round 8, 23.03.2008
14:30 Blind
Aronian - Anand 1-0
Carlsen - Mamedyarov 1-0
Karjakin - Topalov 1/2
 
16:00 Blind
Van Wely - Leko 0-1
Gelfand - Morozevich 1/2
Ivanchuk - Kramnik 1/2
 
17:45 Rapid
Anand - Aronian 1/2
Mamedyarov - Carlsen 0-1
Topalov - Karjakin 1-0
 
19:15 Rapid
Leko - Van Wely 1/2
Morozevich - Gelfand 1-0
Kramnik - Ivanchuk 1/2
Round 9, 25.03.2008
14:30 Blind
Leko - Karjakin 1/2
Morozevich - Aronian 0-1
Kramnik - Carlsen 1-0
 
16:00 Blind
Anand - Ivanchuk 1/2
Mamedyarov - Van Wely 0-1
Topalov - Gelfand 1/2

17:45 Rapid
Karjakin - Leko 1/2
Aronian - Morozevich 1-0
Carlsen - Kramnik 1/2
 
19:15 Rapid
Ivanchuk - Anand 1-0
Van Wely - Mamedyarov 1/2
Gelfand - Topalov 1/2
Round 10, 26.03.2008
14:30 Blind
Ivanchuk - Mamedyarov 0-1 
Van Wely - Topalov 1/2
Gelfand - Anand 0-1
 
16:00 Blind
Karjakin - Morozevich 1/2
Aronian - Kramnik 1/2
Carlsen - Leko 1/2

17:45 Rapid
Mamedyarov - Ivanchuk 1/2
Topalov - Van Wely 1-0
Anand - Gelfand 0-1

19:15 Rapid
Morozevich - Karjakin 1-0
Kramnik - Aronian 1/2
Leko - Carlsen 1/2
Round 11, 27.03.2008
12:30 Blind
Anand - Van Wely 1/2
Kramnik - Karjakin 1/2
Mamedyarov - Gelfand 1-0

14:00 Blind
Topalov - Ivanchuk 1-0
Leko - Aronian 1/2
Morozevich - Carlsen 1/2 

15:45 Rapid
Van Wely - Anand 1/2
Karjakin - Kramnik 1/2
Gelfand - Mamedyarov 1-0
 
17:15 Rapid
Ivanchuk - Topalov 1-0
Aronian - Leko 1/2
Carlsen - Morozevich 1/2
 

 
Final standings - Blindfold Final standings - Rapid Final standings - Combined
1. Kramnik 6
Aronian 6
Morozevich 6
Topalov 6
5. Leko 6
Anand 6
Carlsen 6
8. Karjakin 5
Van Wely 5
10.
Ivanchuk 4
Mamedyarov 4
12. Gelfand 3
1. Aronian 8
2. Ivanchuk 6
3. Gelfand 6
Leko 6
Carlsen 6
6. Kramnik 5
Topalov 5
8. Anand 5
9. Mamedyarov 4
Morozevich 4
Karjakin 4
12. Van Wely 4
1. Aronian 14
2. Kramnik 12
Leko 12
Topalov 12
Carlsen 12
6. Ivanchuk 11
Anand 11
Morozevich 11
9. Karjakin 9
10. Gelfand 9
Mamedyarov 9
Van Wely 9


The 17th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess tournament was held from March 15 to March 27 at the five-star luxury Hotel Palais de la Mediterranée, situated at the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Total prize fund: 216,000 Euro. Levon Aronian is the winner of Amber 2008. The Armenian grandmaster shared first place with Kramnik, Morozevich and Topalov in the blindfold section, but in the rapid and combined section took clearly and convincingly first position, already after the conclusion of the 10th round.

Participants:
Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, No 1 in world ranking), Vishy Anand (India, No 2), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria, No 3), Alexander Morozevich (Russia, No 4), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan, No 6), Peter Leko (Hungary, No 8), Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine, No 9), Levon Aronian (Armenia, No 10), Boris Gelfand (Israel, No 11), Magnus Carlsen (Norway, No 13), Sergey Karjakin (Ukraine, No 14), Loek van Wely (Netherlands, No 35).
Average rating 2752, Category 21.

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