20TH AMBER BLINDFOLD AND RAPID TOURNAMENT

Thursday 24 March Round XI
12.30 Blind Ivanchuk-Topalov ½-½
Gashimov-Grischuk ½-½
Giri-Anand 0-1
14.00 Blind Carlsen-Gelfand 0-1
Nakamura-Kramnik 0-1
Aronian-Karjakin ½-½
15.45 Rapid Topalov-Ivanchuk 1-0
Grischuk-Gashimov ½-½
Anand-Giri 1-0
17.15 Rapid Gelfand-Carlsen 0-1
Kramnik-Nakamura 0-1
Karjakin-Aronian ½-½

Aronian claims third Amber victory in farewell edition

Levon Aronian is the winner of the twentieth and final Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament. Following his earlier wins in 2008 and 2009 this is the third time the Armenian grandmaster claimed first prize.

Aronian also won the blindfold competition. The rapid competition was won by Magnus Carlsen.

The € 1,000 Game of the Day Prize was awarded to Boris Gelfand for his rapid win over Magnus Carlsen, which ended the Norwegian’s chances to fight for first place in the overall standings. Read more..

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(Levon Aronian is the winner of the 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament. In the final round he kept his lead over Magnus Carlsen, the only player who could still have threatened him).