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MATCH STANDINGS
Chess Classic Mainz Match

Viswanathan Anand5/8(+2 -0 =6)[games]
Alexey Shirov3/8(+0 -2 =6)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Anand vs Shirov  ½-½272004Chess Classic MainzC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Anand vs Shirov  ½-½452004Chess Classic MainzC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Shirov vs Anand ½-½632004Chess Classic MainzA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Anand vs Shirov 1-0302004Chess Classic MainzC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Shirov vs Anand ½-½422004Chess Classic MainzC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. Shirov vs Anand ½-½412004Chess Classic MainzC10 French
7. Anand vs Shirov 1-0592004Chess Classic MainzC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
8. Shirov vs Anand  ½-½432004Chess Classic MainzC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-12-04  PizzatheHut: Does anyone know the time controls for these games?
Aug-12-04  acirce: They were 25 10 (25 minutes per player/game and upon that 10 seconds added for every move)
Aug-12-04  Vischer: lol Shirov tried to play Anand in quick
Aug-13-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Good to see a match that's all open games. I get fed up with those QGsD.
Aug-14-04  Woodpusher: The only one who can keep up with Vishy in rapid games is Fritz!
Aug-24-04  GameFace: How do I get to play?!!!!!!!!
Aug-24-04  PinkPanther: <Woodpusher>
There are players who can give Anand a run for his money in rapid chess, if not beat him (although I still feel he's the best in the world in rapid and blitz). It's just that the idiots in Mainz keep getting players that have no chance, presumably so they can have Anand in Mainz every year. Bareev, Ponomariov (I know he already had his chance, but he made more of a match of it than Polgar and Shirov did, not to mention falling victim to a brilliant double piece sacrifice by Anand in one of the games), Morozevich, Grischuk etc. would all have a chance against him in rapid.
Aug-24-04  Hidden Skillz: i agree
Aug-25-04  rags: Bareev is not a good rapid player.. he had poor performance in CapDadge. Shirov was the best rapid player in 2002, the ratings were published in chessbase< http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... >. Pono had his chance, yeah Anand has to test himself against Moro. Anand beat Grischuk in rapid in Corsica, he plays him in mainz next year ..so lets see.
Aug-25-04  Minor Piece Activity: I liked the Polgar-Anand Rapid Match (2003) more. It was more exciting and had some of the craziest chess I've ever seen.
Aug-26-04  PinkPanther: Bareev isn't a good rapid player? You're way off the mark there. All you have to do is look at his results in the Amber Tournament's rapid section year after year.
Aug-26-04  ajit: <rags><...yeah Anand has to test himself against Moro> What??? You got to be kidding me. First of all, it should be the other way around. Besides, you really think Anand has still got to test himself against somebody to prove his mettle.. C'mmon.
Aug-26-04  ajit: <Woodpusher><The only one who can keep up with Vishy in rapid games is Fritz!> I agree with you on that one.

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