News

More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

PeterDoggers
| 0 | Chess Event Coverage
More Amber impressions by Fred LucasHere's a second selection of photos taken by professional photographer Fred Lucas. The Dutchman, quite famous in the chess world for e.g. his work in Wijk aan Zee every year, posts a number of photos every day on the website of the Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament.

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

More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

Boris Gelfand (Israel)



More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

Blindfold concentration...



[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"163","attributes":{"alt":"","title":"","class":"media-image","typeof":"foaf:Image","wysiwyg":1}}]]

...more blindfold concentration...



More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

...and more



More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

Ljubomir Ljubojevic, aka 'Ljubo' (Serbia)



More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

Anish Giri (Russia/The Netherlands)



More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

Hikaru Nakamura (USA)



More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

Post-mortem between Boris Gelfand and Hikaru Nakamura



More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine)



More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

Veselin Topalov, Anish Giri and Ljubo analysing the Kramnik-Giri ending



More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

Vladimir Kramnik, who's playing his worst Amber ever



More Amber impressions by Fred Lucas

Winning at table football: a high five between Levon Aronian and Loek van Wely



Link

PeterDoggers
Peter Doggers

Peter Doggers joined a chess club a month before turning 15 and still plays for it. He used to be an active tournament player and holds two IM norms.

Peter has a Master of Arts degree in Dutch Language & Literature. He briefly worked at New in Chess, then as a Dutch teacher and then in a project for improving safety and security in Amsterdam schools.

Between 2007 and 2013 Peter was running ChessVibes, a major source for chess news and videos acquired by Chess.com in October 2013.

As our Director News & Events, Peter writes many of our news reports. In the summer of 2022, The Guardian’s Leonard Barden described him as “widely regarded as the world’s best chess journalist.”

In October, Peter's first book The Chess Revolution will be published!


Company Contact and News Accreditation: 

Email: peter@chess.com FOR SUPPORT PLEASE USE support@chess.com!
Phone: 1 (800) 318-2827
Address: PO Box 60400 Palo Alto, CA 94306

More from PeterDoggers
Arjun Erigaisi Briefly World #5 As Menorca Open Winner

Arjun Erigaisi Briefly World #5 As Menorca Open Winner

Isa Kasimi (Igors Rausis) 1961-2024

Isa Kasimi (Igors Rausis) 1961-2024