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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Get set for jubilee edition Amber Blindfold and Rapid chess beginning today with world's top GMs

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Hi everyone,

The day has come. It is Saturday, March 12, 2011, and the final and jubilee edition of the Melody Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament begins today. All the top chess grandmasters are there. That's so exciting and wow.

20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament returning to its spiritual home of Monaco for a farewell Jubilee Edition of a simply unique tournament that has grown up with the young lady it was named in honour of after her birth, Melody Amber van Oosterom.

In this final jubilee edition, that will take place at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in Monaco, from March 12 to 24, 2011, the line-up includes a truly stellar grandmaster field brought to us by the organizers from the Association Max Euwe, of: Viswanathan Anand (India), Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Alexander Grischuk (Russia), Vasily Ivanchuk (Ukraine), Sergey Karjakin (Russia), Boris Gelfand (Israel), Hikaru Nakamura (United States), Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan) and Anish Giri (The Netherlands).

Saturday March 12, Round I

Stay tuned for all the action! We are sure you will.

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  • At March 12, 2011 at 5:21 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Maryland said...

    Oh boy this is surely the tournament to watch. Great all of them are there. What a feast. My week is fruitfully booked finally. Wow.


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