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Abber 2009 in Nice (France) - Kramnik leads after 4th round

Chess news 2009/3/19, Anonymous
Traditional chess festival “Amber 2009” is held from 14th to 26th March 2009 in Nice (France). Participants are the best chessplayers in the world: Anand, Kramnik, Aronian, Carlsen, Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Leko, Morozevich, Radjabov, Wang Yue, Kamsky and the best Bulgarian chessplayer Veselin Topalov (FIDE World Chess Championship’s candidate against the world champion Viswanathan Anand).

Tournament playing rules are: It's double round robin tournament (rapid + blitz).

Round 4

After Round 4, the leader is Vladimir Kramnik with 5.5 points in combined standings.

Melody Amber 2007 – Kramnik won Melody Amber for the sixth time –
http://en.chessfish.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=40

Amber 2008 – Aronian won –
http://en.chessfish.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=604

Standings after Round 4:

Blind chess:
1.  Kramnik    3˝
2. Carlsen 3
3. Aronian 2˝
Leko 2˝
Morozevich 2˝
Topalov 2˝
7. Anand 2
Radjabov 2
9. Ivanchuk 1
Kamsky 1
Karjakin 1
12. Wang Yue ˝


Blitz chess:
1.  Aronian    2˝
Kamsky 2˝
Morozevich 2˝
Radjabov 2˝
5. Anand 2
Ivanchuk 2
Karjakin 2
Kramnik 2
Topalov 2
10. Carlsen 1˝
11. Leko 1˝
12. Wang Yue 1


Combined Classification:
1.  Kramnik    5˝
2. Aronian 5
Morozevich 5
4. Carlsen 4˝
Radjabov 4˝
Topalov 4˝
7. Anand 4
Leko 4
9. Kamsky 3˝
10. Ivanchuk 3
Karjakin 3
12. Wang Yue 1˝


Official site: http://www.amberchess2009.com/

Translated by Asya Petrova (Thanks!)
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