The 20th Amber Tournament: Good News and Bad News
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 9:15PM
Dennis Monokroussos

Mostly bad news. The van Oosteroms have a great lineup slated for the 20th edition of the Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament (that's the good news), which will once again take place in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The dates are March 11-25, 2011, and here's the list of participants:

1. Viswanathan Anand

2. Vladimir Kramnik

3. Veselin Topalov

4. Magnus Carlsen

5. Levon Aronian

6. Vassily Ivanchuk (the only man to have played in every edition)

7. Boris Gelfand

8. Alexander Grischuk

9. Sergey Karjakin

10. Hikaru Nakamura

11. Vugar Gashimov

12. Anish Giri

The bad news? It's the last edition. It looks like van Oosterom is folding up his wallet after 20 years, at least to chess.

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