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MATCH STANDINGS
CCM5 Rapid Match

Viswanathan Anand5/8(+4 -2 =2)[games]
Alexander Grischuk3/8(+2 -4 =2)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Grischuk vs Anand 0-1402005CCM5 Rapid MatchE12 Queen's Indian
2. Anand vs Grischuk 1-0382005CCM5 Rapid MatchB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Anand vs Grischuk ½-½242005CCM5 Rapid MatchB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Grischuk vs Anand 0-1422005CCM5 Rapid MatchE12 Queen's Indian
5. Grischuk vs Anand  ½-½222005CCM5 Rapid MatchE12 Queen's Indian
6. Anand vs Grischuk 0-1492005CCM5 Rapid MatchB50 Sicilian
7. Anand vs Grischuk 1-0472005CCM5 Rapid MatchB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Grischuk vs Anand 1-0452005CCM5 Rapid MatchB12 Caro-Kann Defense
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-16-05  PinkPanther: A sad result to this match. Grischuk's play should have gotten him a better result in the end. Oh well.
Aug-16-05  mandar: Now the competitors for anand in rapid must Topalov or leko or Naka(forgive if any required name is not written)
Aug-16-05  supertimchan: His only competitor is Kasparov. Kasparov has positive scores against Anand in any time limit chess. So Kasparov is the world rapid champion.
Aug-16-05  NakoSonorense: Long live the king!
Aug-16-05  OneArmedScissor: Grischuk still held his own against Anand.
Aug-16-05
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  Sneaky: Really, he was "one good move" from securing a tie with #1 rated Anand, that's nothing to be ashamed of.
Aug-16-05  acirce: Well, he was never in a position to secure a tie, since he was so far behind from the beginning (0.5-3.5, 2-5).
Aug-16-05  percyblakeney: Anand wouldn't normally let Grischuk win this easily with black if it still had been close: Anand vs Grischuk, 2005
Aug-16-05  PinkPanther: Well, that's what Anand gets for trying to play for a draw.
Aug-16-05  Robin01: Anand just tried something different and it did not work out. I do not think he was worried about it since he had the match already won.
Aug-16-05  PinkPanther: <Robin01>
No, in an interview he gave he basically said that game was a feeble attempt to draw.
Aug-18-05  JoeyCJK: The match seemed a bit disappointing to me. Anand took such a big early lead that both of them knew the final result was a foregone conclusion. It feels like both of them lost interest in the match subsequently. Anand would normally not lose so easily, and Grischuk even went on to play simultaneously in the Open Rapid event.
Feb-18-06  Aseem: I dont understand, why does Grishuk play Najdorf against the second best najdorf player in a rapid match that too. Its just a waste, only Kasparov can play Najdorf against Anand. Rest all players if you check Ponomariov, Kramnik and Gelfand have failed against anand in a Najdorf. If a player is a sicilian specialist then you can play other variations when againsty Anand, like Richter Rauzer, Schvesnikov, Taimov, Klashnikov. Apart from being a great sicilian killer, Anand is the fastest player on the plant who can calculate almost instantaneously. So placing him in the whits said of the Najdorf he feels like a fish in water. Therefore Grishuk should have surprised Anand with another varation
Apr-29-08  positionalgenius: Nice match here,with alot of active games.

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