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MATCH STANDINGS
George Marx Rapid Match

Boris Gelfand6/8(+5 -1 =2)[games]
Judit Polgar2/8(+1 -5 =2)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Judit Polgar vs Gelfand 0-1482003George Marx Rapid MatchB23 Sicilian, Closed
2. Gelfand vs Judit Polgar  0-1562003George Marx Rapid MatchB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. Judit Polgar vs Gelfand  0-1612003George Marx Rapid MatchB33 Sicilian
4. Gelfand vs Judit Polgar  1-0592003George Marx Rapid MatchB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. Judit Polgar vs Gelfand  ½-½692003George Marx Rapid MatchB30 Sicilian
6. Gelfand vs Judit Polgar  1-0462003George Marx Rapid MatchE92 King's Indian
7. Gelfand vs Judit Polgar  ½-½372003George Marx Rapid MatchB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. Judit Polgar vs Gelfand  0-1442003George Marx Rapid MatchB30 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-04-03  yorkebrazil: I cant imagine how Judit was beat so badly by Gelfand in this match. I supose that he is better in rapid games than she is, and only this.
Aug-04-03
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  Doctor Who: I have nothing but respect for Judit, but let me tell you: Gelfand is a giant. I wouldn't make excuses with the time-control for Judit, she got beat fair and square.
Aug-04-03  Ashley: What number Doctor?
Aug-04-03  Benjamin Lau: Isn't it boring when two dedicated e4 GMs play against each other? Nothing but Sicilians! (except for the lonely King's Indian)
Aug-05-03  seoulmama: Benjamin, actually Boris is more of a deefourer. But cuz of his massive knowledge he is also good with the e.
Aug-05-03  Benjamin Lau: <Benjamin, actually Boris is more of a deefourer.>

Hmmm, you're right. What happened in this match then? Only 1 d4 game.

Aug-05-03  PinkPanther: This whole e4 trend is continuing at Dortmund this year, it's getting rather sickening really. I think through 5 rounds (15 games) all but 3 have been e4, and of those e4 games there have been 9 sicilians. It's just sickening, come on guys, let's get creative. There are plenty of other defenses against e4 that are worth playing, and if it's counter play you're looking for, what's wrong with the Marshall Gambit of the Ruy Lopez or the Pirc. The Sicilian Defense constitutes 9/15 games, which is 60 percent. The Sicilian shouldn't constitute 60 percent of e4 openings, much less when you factor in the other opening moves such as d4, c4, Nf3.
Aug-05-03  Sylvester: The players there must think the Sicilian is the best answer to 1.e4. Fischer always played it.
Aug-05-03  actual: The 1. e4 haters are out of the closet now ;)...at least they didn't play 8 Najdorfs
Aug-05-03  PVS: Twenty years ago I played the Pirc/Modern Defence almost invariably against 1.e4.
Aug-10-03  apple head: sicilian najdorf is the best against e4
Aug-10-03  pkspks: ok this is why they play the Sicilian and this goes with the open games (e4 e5) becuase it gives u a fight for win, i mean the pirc is fighting but not compared to the Sicilian, look at the french thats drawish more than a winning game that doesnt mean that u cant win with the french but it is much harder i no i play the french! same with the caro-kann. but this gives the GMS a more of fight.
Aug-14-03  youngplayer11: the sicilian is suited for GMs.very theoetrical
May-01-04  dodas348: very nice games , all respect to polgar
May-02-08  positionalgenius: Gelfand trouncing here 6-2 is a little surprising.
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