Levon Aronian To Participate In Amber 2009 Chess Tournament

LEVON ARONIAN TO PARTICIPATE IN AMBER 2009 CHESS TOURNAMENT

PanARMENIAN.Net
03.03.2009 15:26 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Levon Aronian will participate in 18th Amber
Blindfold and Rapid tournament due on Mar. 14-26, 2009 in Nice, France.

This year’s field is stronger than ever with all the world’s best
players taking part.

The twelve participants are: World Champion Viswanathan Anand (India),
Levon Aronian (Armenia), Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Vasily Ivanchuk
(Ukraine), Gata Kamsky (United States), Sergey Karjakin (Ukraine),
Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Peter Leko (Hungary), Alexander Morozevich
(Russia), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria)
and Wang Yue (China).

The rate of play is 25 minutes per game per player. With every move
made in the blindfold games 20 seconds is added to the clock, with
every move made in the rapid games 10 seconds is added.

Every day four sessions will be played, two blindfold sessions and
two rapid sessions. The first session starts at 14.30 hrs. The fourth
session finishes around 20.00 hrs. (Note: the final round on March
26 starts at 12.30 hrs. March 18 and 23 are rest days.)

The total prize-fund is euro 216 000.

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