Clutch performance by both Ivanchuk and Carlsen in the final game. They were tied for 1st going into the final round with Kramnik (1/2 point behind) and Grischuk (1 point behind) at the heels. Both Ivanchuk and Carlsen scored 6.5 points in the blindfold portion and 8 points in the rapid. Grischuk won the blindfold tournament with 8 points.

Ivanchuk (2748) – Gelfand (2750) [C42]
Amber Rapid (11), 25.03.2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Be7 7.Be3 0–0 8.Qd2 Nd7 9.0–0–0 Re8 10.h4 c6 11.Kb1 Qa5 12.h5 h6 13.Bd3 Bf8 14.g4 Nf6 15.g5 Be6 16.a3 Ng4 17.gxh6 Qd5 18.Qe2 Qa2+ 19.Kc1 Qa1+ 20.Kd2 Qxb2 21.Rdg1 Bd7 22.Rxg4 Bxg4 23.Ng5 Be6 24.Bd4 Qa2 25.Rg1 c5 26.Bh7+ Kh8 27.hxg7+ Bxg7 28.Nxf7+ Bxf7 29.Bxg7+ Kxh7 30.Qd3+ Kg8 31.Bf6+ Kf8 32.Qxd6+ 1–0
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Carlsen (2813) – Grischuk (2756) [D38]
Amber Rapid (11) 25.03.2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Rc1 c6 8.Qc2 h6 9.Bh4 g5 10.Bg3 Ne4 11.Nd2 Ndf6 12.e3 Nxg3 13.hxg3 Qe7 14.Bd3 Be6 15.a3 Bd6 16.Na4 Rd8 17.Nc5 Bc8 18.b4 Ng4 19.Nf1 h5 20.Bf5 Bxf5 21.Qxf5 Rh6 22.Rc2 a5 23.f3 Nf6 24.Qxg5 Rg6 25.Qf5 axb4 26.axb4 Ra8 27.g4 Ra1+ 28.Ke2 Bxc5 29.bxc5 hxg4 30.Rh8+ Ng8 31.f4 Kf8 32.Ng3 Re6 33.Qxg4 Rg6 34.Qc8+ Qe8 35.Qxe8+ Kxe8 36.Kf3 Kd7 37.Rb2 Kc7 38.Rh7 Nh6 39.Nf5 Rf1+ 40.Rf2 Rxf2+ 41.Kxf2 White wins 1–0
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