11 March 2011, Kuala Lumpur – The Amber Chess Tournament will feature twelve world class chess players playing two blindfold and two rapid games each day of the tournament.
The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament takes place from March 12 (first round) to March 24 (last round) at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, 40 Avenue Princesse Grace, in Monaco.
The tournament is organized by the Association Max Euwe in Monaco.
The total prize-fund is € 227,000.
The twelve participants are (in alphabetical order):
- -Viswanathan Anand (India) -Levon Aronian (Armenia) -Magnus Carlsen (Norway) -Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan) -Boris Gelfand (Israel) -Anish Giri (The Netherlands) -Alexander Grischuk (Russia) -Vasily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) -Sergey Karjakin (Russia) -Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) -Hikaru Nakamura (United States) -Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria)
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 24 starts at 12.30 hrs. March 16 and 21 are rest days.)
Official website: http://www.amberchess20.com/