Shirov Wins Amber Tournament


 

Alexei Shirov, born July 4, 1972 won the 9th Amber Chess Tournament at Monte Carlo on Tuesday. He made a draw in the rapid game of round eleven against Vassily Ivanchuk (see pic above) to win with a game to spare. Anand finished second in the blindfold tournament and fifth in the combined tournament. He did not do well in the rapid tournament which he won last year.

The Final Standings Cross Table
 1. Alexei Shirov       ESP  XX =0 == 1= 1= 1= =1 1= 1= =1 1= =1  15.0
 2. Vassily Ivanchuk    UKR  =1 XX 10 =0 1= == == 11 =1 1= 10 ==  13.5
 3. Vladimir Kramnik    RUS  == 01 XX 0= =1 =0 11 01 == 1= 11 1=  13.5
 4. Veselin Topalov     BUL  0= =1 1= XX =0 11 == 0= 11 1= 0= 11  13.5
 5. Viswanathan Anand   IND  0= 0= =0 =1 XX == 1= 01 == 11 =1 1=  12.5
 6. Boris Gelfand       ISR  0= == =1 00 == XX =0 == 11 == 11 1=  12.0
 7. Jeroen Piket        NED  =0 == 00 == 0= =1 XX =1 == == 1= 01  10.5
 8. Loek Van Wely       NED  0= 00 10 1= 10 == =0 XX =0 =1 == 11  10.5
 9. Anatoly Karpov      RUS  0= =0 == 00 == 00 == =1 XX 11 1= ==  10.0
10. Joel Lautier        FRA  =0 0= 0= 0= 00 == == =0 00 XX =1 =1   7.5
11. Ljubomir Ljubojevic YUG  0= 01 00 1= =0 00 0= == 0= =0 XX ==   7.0
12. Predrag Nikolic     BIH  =0 == 0= 00 0= 0= 10 00 == =0 == XX   6.5
First result is rapid, second blindfold, combined standings
 

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