Amber Tournament Starts Today

Amber Tournament Starts Today

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Mar 14, 2009, 6:38 AM |
7 | Chess Event Coverage

The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament starts today in Nice, France.

With a total prize fund of €216,000 and the strongest ever line-up for the event (see below), it promises to be well worth following!  See the previous Chess.com news article here, and the official website here.

The draw for today's first round games is (local times):

14.30 
 Blind  Kramnik-Morozevich   Radjabov-Topalov   Karjakin-Wang Yue
16.00 
 Blind  Carlsen-Kamsky   Anand-Leko   Aronian-Ivanchuk
17.45 
 Rapid   Morozevich-Kramnik   Topalov-Radjabov   Wang Yue-Karjakin
19.15 
 Rapid  Kamsky-Carlsen   Leko-Anand   Ivanchuk-Aronian


The live games can be followed here.

 Veselin Topalov  BUL  2796
 Viswanathan Anand  IND  2791
 Vassily Ivanchuk  UKR  2779
 Magnus Carlsen  NOR  2776
 Alexander Morozevich
 RUS  2771
 Teimour Radjabov
 AZE  2761
 Vladimir Kramnik
 RUS  2759
 Peter Leko
 HUN  2751
 Levon Aronian
 ARM  2750
 Wang Yue
 CHN  2739
 Gata Kamsky
 USA  2725
 Sergey Karjakin
 UKR  2706
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