The 20th Amber Tournament will take place from 11-25 March 2011, but it will also be the last.
This year the venue reverts to Monaco, but the combined rapid/blindfold double round robin format that has made the tournament so distinctive remains unchanged.
The line-up for the final Amber competition has been confirmed, and fittingly it is excellent, with all the current top 10 playing (January rating list) except Mamedyarov.
In this final jubilee edition the following grandmasters will take part: World Champion Viswanathan Anand (India), Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Alexander Grischuk (Russia), Vasily Ivanchuk (Ukraine), Sergey Karjakin (Russia), Boris Gelfand (Israel), Hikaru Nakamura (United States), Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan) and Anish Giri (The Netherlands).
The total prize-fund is € 227,000.
Amber Chess Tournament