Round Eight At Amber

Round Eight At Amber

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Magnus Carlsen lost like a complete idiot today.  Before you complain about that remark, I should say that those are Carlsen's words, not mine.  His harsh self-criticism can be found in his latest blog.

Carlsen was commenting on his blindfold game with Vladimir Kramnik which, as you might have guessed, he lost.

Vassily Ivanchuk could only draw both his games against back-marker Leinier Dominguez, but it was enough to extend his lead to a full point with just three rounds remaining.

Monday is another rest day, so the ninth round will be on Tuesday.

Magnus Carlsen losing "like an idiot" against Vladimir Kramnik (picture from the official site).


The results in round eight:

Blind   Svidler-Ponomariov   1-0

Karjakin-Grischuk  0-1

Ivanchuk-Dominguez  ½-½
Blind  Smeets-Gashimov  ½-½

Carlsen-Kramnik  0-1

Aronian-Gelfand  ½-½
Rapid  Ponomariov-Svidler  1-0

Grischuk-Karjakin  ½-½

Dominguez-Ivanchuk  ½-½
Rapid  Gashimov-Smeets  1-0

Kramnik-Carlsen  ½-½

Gelfand-Aronian  ½-½

The standings after round eight:

Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  11
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  10
Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  9.5
Gelfand, Boris  ISR  9.5
Grischuk, Alexander  RUS  9
Karjakin, Sergey  UKR  9
Gashimov, Vugar  AZE  8.5
Svidler, Peter  RUS  8.5
Aronian, Levon  ARM  7
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  6.5
Smeets, Jan  NED  4
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  3.5

Some games from round eight:







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