Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament 2011 (Monaco MNC) – day four

Carlsen and Aronian share the lead with 6 points, Anand is 3rd with 5.5.

Notable games – blindfold

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Reykjavik Open 2011 – round 8

Six players are on 6.5 points of out 8, four players are after them.

Interesting games

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Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament 2011 (Monaco MNC) – day three

Carlsen and Aronian share the lead with 4.5 points, Anand and Grischuk have 4.

In the next game Kramnik’s position was ok, until he decided to sacrifice a pawn on d3.

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Reykjavik Open 2011 – round 7

Kuzubov is still leading the event after drawing McShane. Here is the top 15 players standings:

1 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2627 6.0 34.0 24.5 29.00 2782 12.8
2 GM McShane Luke J ENG 2683 5.5 33.5 24.0 25.50 2711 4.2
3 GM Williams Simon K ENG 2507 5.5 32.0 23.5 23.75 2657 13.6
4 GM Hammer Jon Ludvig NOR 2606 5.5 31.5 23.0 24.50 2640 4.0
5 GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2579 5.5 31.0 22.5 23.50 2692 11.2
6 GM Baklan Vladimir UKR 2602 5.5 30.5 22.5 23.50 2638 3.8
7 GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2643 5.5 30.5 22.0 23.00 2676 3.8
8 GM Miton Kamil POL 2600 5.5 30.5 21.0 22.75 2627 3.8
9 GM Nyzhnyk Illya U17 UKR 2563 5.5 30.5 21.0 22.50 2644 8.5
10 GM Chatalbashev Boris BUL 2602 5.5 27.0 19.0 21.25 2609 1.6
11 GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2586 5.5 26.0 18.5 20.25 2548 -1.6
12 GM Hess Robert L USA 2565 5.0 32.0 23.5 21.00 2634 9.0
13 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2524 5.0 31.5 23.0 21.00 2615 10.8
14 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2578 5.0 31.5 22.5 22.00 2601 5.1
15 GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR 2670 5.0 31.5 22.5 21.00 2622 -1.4

Among notable results is the win of Nyzhnyk over Miroshnichenko.

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Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament 2011 (Monaco MNC) – day two

Grischuk, Carlsen and Aronian lead the event with 3.5 points. Gelfand and Anand shared 4th-5th with 2.5 points.

Carlsen-Gashimov was an interesting Q+p vs Q endgame:

Nakamura blundered a R vs Aronian in a blindforl game while having a winning position

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