Amber Chess Tournament Print
Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:09

The 19th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament takes place from March 13 (first round) to March 25 (last round) at the Palais de la Mediterranée, splendidly located on the famous Promenade des Anglais, number 13-15, in Nice.

The tournament is organized by the Association Max Euwe in Monaco. The total prize-fund is € 216,000.

The twelve participants are:
1. Magnus Carlsen – Norway
2. Vladimir Kramnik - Russia
3. Levon Aronian – Armenia
4. Alexander Grischuk – Russia
5. Peter Svidler – Russia
6. Boris Gelfand – Israel
7. Vasily Ivanchuk - Ukraine
8. Vugar Gashimov – Azerbaijan
9. Ruslan Ponomariov – Ukraine
10. Sergey Karjakin - Russia
11. Leinier Dominguez – Cuba
12. Jan Smeets – The Netherlands

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.

Every day four sessions will be played, two blindfold sessions and two rapid sessions. The first session starts at 14.30 hrs. The fourth session finishes around 20.00 hrs. (Note: the final round on March 25 starts at 12.30 hrs. March 17 and 22 are rest days.)

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