25 March 2011, Kuala Lumpur - Levon Aronian (pix left) is the winner of the twentieth and final Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament 2011 scoring 15.5 points. Following his earlier wins in 2008 and 2009 this is the third time the Armenian grandmaster claimed first prize. In second place was Carlsen with 14.5 points.
Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen are regarded as the "coming force" for a newer generation in world chess; they are in the top three in the world rankings, and both are tipped to become world title challengers in the near future.
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..