Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

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Amber photos by Fred LucasFor the final edition of the Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament, the organizers also invited professional photographer Fred Lucas. The Dutchman, quite famous in the chess world for e.g. his work in Wijk aan Zee every year, will create an Amber photo book, but has also posted many photos on the official website already. We give a selection.

General info

The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament takes place at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in Monaco, from March 11 to 25, 2011. The tournament is organized by the Association Max Euwe of chess maecenas Joop van Oosterom, which is based in Monaco. This 20th Amber tournament is the final edition of an event unparalleled in the history of chess. The total prize-fund is € 227,000. 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. Full schedule here.

Photos by Fred Lucas

Photo by Fred Lucas

Sand artist Kseniya Simonova performing at the opening ceremony...



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The Ukrainian lady, winner of 'Ukraine Got Talent' in 2009, creates rapidly changing drawings by dropping sand from her hands...



Photo by Fred Lucas

...which results in images like this one



Photo by Fred Lucas

Magnus Carlsen



Photo by Fred Lucas

Alexander Grischuk



Photo by Fred Lucas

Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik



Photo by Fred Lucas

Viktor Korchnoi



Photo by Fred Lucas

Levon Aronian, Vugar Gashimov, Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri



Photo by Fred Lucas

Vlastimil Hort



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Can you recognize these players?



Photo by Fred Lucas

Vugar Gashimov



Photo by Fred Lucas

Genna Sosonko and Viktor Korchnoi



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Levon Aronian and his father, arriving at the playing hall, with images of Mr. and Mrs. van Oosterom



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Anish Giri



Photo by Fred Lucas

Veselin Topalov



Photo by Fred Lucas

Boris Gelfand



Photo by Fred Lucas

Hikaru Nakamura



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