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Amber 2004, Rounds 1-11 Results

Round 11, April 1 (Blindfold and Rapid)
Bareev-Leko 1/2, Leko-Bareev 1/2
Svidler-Morozevich 1/2, Morozevich-Svidler 1-0 (Black had an extra pawn)
Topalov-Kramnik 1/2, Kramnik-Topalov 1-0 (White was better)
Anand-Gelfand 1-0, Gelfand-Anand 1/2
Vallejo-Ivanchuk 0-1, Ivanchuk-Vallejo 1-0 (A strange ending)
Van Wely-Shirov 0-1 (A theoretical duel), Shirov-Van Wely 0-1

Round 10, March 31 (Blindfold and Rapid)
Gelfand-Van Wely 1-0 (Loek blundered his bishop), Van Wely-Gelfand 0-1
Ivanchuk-Anand 0-1, Anand-Ivanchuk 1-0
Shirov-Vallejo 1-0, Vallejo-Shirov 0-1
Leko-Topalov 1/2, Topalov-Leko 1-0
Morozevich-Bareev 1-0, Bareev-Morozevich 1-0 (Alexander made an error in the opening 8...Ne4)
Kramnik-Svidler 1-0, Svidler-Kramnik 1-0 (Queen vs rooks)

Round 9, March 30 (Blindfold and Rapid)
Svidler-Leko 1/2, Leko-Svidler 1/2
Topalov-Morozevich 0-1, Morozevich-Topalov 1-0 (Good knight!)
Bareev-Kramnik 0-1, Kramnik-Bareev 0-1 (Evgeny outplayed the rival in the endgame)
Vallejo-Gelfand 1/2, Gelfand-Vallejo 1-0
Van Wely-Ivanchuk 1/2, Ivanchuk-Van Wely 1-0 (A theoretical duel)
Anand-Shirov 1/2, Shirov-Anand 1/2

Round 8, March 28 (Blindfold and Rapid)
Morozevich-Vallejo 1-0, Vallejo-Morozevich 0-1 (A complicated fight)
Kramnik-Van Wely 1-0, Van Wely-Kramnik 0-1 (A strange ending)
Leko-Anand 1/2, Anand-Leko 1/2
Ivanchuk-Svidler 1-0, Svidler-Ivanchuk 1-0 (Peter obtained an edge in the rook endgame)
Shirov-Topalov 1/2, Topalov-Shirov 1-0 (Veselin grabbed the exchange)
Gelfand-Bareev 1/2, Bareev-Gelfand 1/2

Round 7, March 27 (Blindfold and Rapid)
Topalov-Gelfand 1/2, Gelfand-Topalov 1-0
Bareev-Ivanchuk 1/2, Ivanchuk-Bareev 1-0
Svidler-Shirov 1/2, Shirov-Svidler 1/2
Van Wely-Leko 1/2 (A long endgame), Leko-Van Wely 1-0 (Peter grabbed two pawns)
Anand-Morozevich 0-1 (A terrible struggle), Morozevich-Anand 1-0 (Alexander won two pawns in the ending)
Vallejo-Kramnik 0-1, Kramnik-Vallejo 1-0

Round 6, March 26 (Blindfold and Rapid)
Leko-Vallejo 1-0, Vallejo-Leko 0-1 (Peter outplayed his opponent in the ending)
Morozevich-Van Wely 1/2, Van Wely-Morozevich 1-0 (Better was 29...Nc2)
Kramnik-Anand 1/2, Anand-Kramnik 1-0 (Anand seized the open b-file and won two pawns)
Gelfand-Svidler 1/2, Svidler-Gelfand 1-0
Ivanchuk-Topalov 1-0, Topalov-Ivanchuk 1-0 (White had a spatial advantage)
Shirov-Bareev 0-1, Bareev-Shirov 1-0

Round 5, March 25 (Blindfold and Rapid)
Anand-Bareev 1/2, Bareev-Anand 1/2
Svidler-Van Wely 1/2 (Peter had an extra pawn), Van Wely-Svidler 1/2
Topalov-Vallejo 1/2, Vallejo-Topalov 1/2
Kramnik-Shirov 1/2 (Black had no problems), Shirov-Kramnik 1/2
Gelfand-Morozevich 0-1, Morozevich-Gelfand 0-1 (Boris grabbed a rook)
Ivanchuk-Leko 1-0 (Peter played badly), Leko-Ivanchuk 0-1

Round 4, March 23 (Blindfold and Rapid)
Shirov-Ivanchuk 1/2, Ivanchuk-Shirov 1-0
Leko-Gelfand 1-0, Gelfand-Leko 1/2 (A quick draw)
Morozevich-Kramnik 1/2 (Chaotic fight, perpetual check), Kramnik-Morozevich 1/2
Bareev-Topalov 1/2 (2 knights vs 2 bishops), Topalov-Bareev 1-0
Vallejo-Svidler 1/2, Svidler-Vallejo 0-1 (A strong attack with sacrifices)
Van Wely-Anand 1/2, Anand-Van Wely 1-0

Round 3, March 22 (Blindfold and Rapid)
Van Wely-Bareev 0-1, Bareev-Van Wely 1-0
Anand-Vallejo 1-0 (A powerful attack), Vallejo-Anand 0-1
Svidler-Topalov 1-0 (Also fantastic attack), Topalov-Svidler 1/2
Morozevich-Shirov 1-0, Shirov-Morozevich 1-0
Kramnik-Leko 1/2 (Vladimir won a pawn, the ending King vs King), Leko-Kramnik 1/2
Ivanchuk-Gelfand 1-0, Gelfand-Ivanchuk 0-1

Round 2, March 21 (Blindfold and Rapid)
Gelfand-Shirov 0-1, Shirov-Gelfand 1-0
Ivanchuk-Kramnik 1/2, Kramnik-Ivanchuk 1-0
Leko-Morozevich 1-0, Morozevich-Leko 1/2
Bareev-Svidler 0-1, Svidler-Bareev 1/2
Topalov-Anand 1-0, Anand-Topalov 1-0
Vallejo-Van Wely 1/2, Van Wely-Vallejo 1-0

Round 1, March 20 (Blindfold and Rapid)
Vallejo-Bareev 0-1, Bareev-Vallejo 1-0
Van Wely-Topalov 1/2, Topalov-Van Wely 1/2
Anand-Svidler 1/2, Svidler-Anand 1/2
Shirov-Leko 1/2, Leko-Shirov 1-0
Morozevich-Ivanchuk 1-0, Ivanchuk-Morozevich 0-1
Kramnik-Gelfand 1-0, Gelfand-Kramnik 0-1

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