Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament 2011 (Monaco MNC)

Carlsen defeated Kramnik 2-0 while Ivanchuk won against Grischuk with 1.5-0.5 score. Aronian is half a point ahead of Carlsen who has 9.5. Anand has 8 points and is sole 3rd.

Here are the games

Gelfand blundered the Q in the next one instead of winning a N on e2 and having a better position.

Topalov converted the Bishop pair advantage nicely in the next one

In the rapid game Carlsen sacrificed a pawn on a6 in order to open up the f-file on white’s King.

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