Noyan Tapan
Mar 20 2006

YEREVAN, MARCH 20, NOYAN TAPAN. A unique chess tournament under the
title "Amber" started in Monte Carlo. 12 strongest chess-players
hold small competitions with one another. Each competition consists
of a "blind" and a quick game. After 2 tours 5 chess-players are
at once in the lead. They are: Levon Aronian (Armenia), Peter Leko
(Hungary), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Alexander Morozevich (Russia)
and Francisco Valekho (Spain). They gained 2.5 out of 4 possible points
each. Representative of Armenia, world cup-holder Levon Aronian drew
the game with Dutch Van Veli in the first tour (1 to 1) and defeated
world champion, Bulgarian Topalov in the second tour with a score of
1.5 to 0.5. The "Amber" tournament participants will play 22 games
in total. The winner and the other prize-winners will become known
on March 30.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress