Anand And Carlsen To Clash In Mainz Final

Anand And Carlsen To Clash In Mainz Final

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 3, 2008, 4:49 AM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

The showpiece event of the Chess Classic Mainz Festival, the Rapid World Championship between Vishy Anand (pictured), Alexander Morozevich, Magnus Carlsen and Judit Polgar reaches it's finale today.

The results from the first 2 days of the group stage were:

 Anand   Carlsen    Moro    Polgar   TOTAL 
Anand X 0.5 0.5 1  1 0.5 0.5 4
Carlsen 0.5 0.5 X 0.5 0.5 1 0.5 3.5
Morozevich 0  0 0.5 0.5 X 1  1 3
Polgar 0.5 0.5 0 0.5 0  0 X 1.5

 

So Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen face off today in a four-game final and Morozevich and Polgar play a 3rd/4th place playoff.

 

Some selected games from the first stage are below.  If you would like to see an analysis of the crucial part of the last game, check out the video blog by Chess.com member, and qualified coach, Waldemar here.

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