Aronian Wins Amber For A Second Time In A Row

27.03.2009 12:47

Armenian GM Levon Aronian won the 11th Amber Tournament, after winning
the 10th last year. Two draws against Veselin Topalov secured the
half-point overall victory. Equal second were Vishy Anand and Vladimir
Kramnik, with Magnus Carlsen half a point behind.

In the blindfold competition three players shared first place. Magnus
Carlsen, who had long dominated the competition, lost his last game and
this allowed Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik to catch up with him.

The rapid competition also ended in a three-way tie for first. This
year the best rapid players were Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian and
Gata Kamsky.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS