March 25, 2011
Spectacular chess events organized in Monaco and Nice between 1992 and 2012, sponsored by the Dutch patron Joop Van Osteroom.
The tournament included Rapid Chess games added since 1993 with blindfold games. The tournament was named after Van Osteroom’s oldest daughter Melody Amber.
The winners (combined results) were:
1993 Ljubomir Ljubojevic, 1994 Vishy Anand, 1995 Anatoly Karpov, 1996 Vladimir Kramnik, 1997 Vishy Anand, 1998 Vladimir Kramnik, 1999 Vladimir Kramnik, 2000 Alexei Shirov, 2001 Topalov, 2002 Morozevich, 2003 Vishy Anand, 2004 Alexander Morozevich and Vladimir Kramnik, 2005 Vishy Anand, 2006 Alexander Morozevich and Vishy Anand, 2007 Vladimir Kramnik, 2008 Levon Aronian, 2009 Levon Aronian, 2010 Magnus Carlsen and Vasily Ivanchuk, 2011 Levon Aronian.
S. Polgar, Speelman, J. Polgar, Larsen, Seirawan, Korchnoi, Polugaevsky, Karpov, Christiansen, Ljubojevic, Anand, Ivanchuk, J. Piket and Van Osteroom family in 1992.
V. Korchnoi, N. Short, S. Polgar, L. Christiansen, Y. Seirawan, L. Polugaevski, J. Van Osteroom, L. Ljubojevic, A. Karpov, V. Anand, J. Nunn, J. Piket and J. Polgar in 1993