Amber Returns to Monaco for Farewell Jubilee Edition

The 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament will take place at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in Monaco, from March 11 to 24, 2011.

The tournament is organized by the Association Max Euwe of chess maecenas Joop van Oosterom, which is based in Monaco.

This 20th Amber tournament will be the final edition of an event unparalleled in the history of chess.

In this final jubilee edition the following grandmasters will take part:

World Champion 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)

The total prize-fund is € 227,000.

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