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Anand dominates the Moscow rapid

Viswanathan Anand proved to be too strong for the others, finishing on 4½/6 in the 2-day Botvinnik Memorial rapid in Moscow. On the other hand, the World No.1 Magnus Carlsen lost all three games on the second day and props up the bottom of the final table. Viktorija Cmilyte won the Women's event with a combative 4/6.

One of the particularities of this event was that the players made some comments to the public during the games!

This idea has received mixed comments, but was certainly original!

The second day's results follow on below.

Men's event

Round 4:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791 ½-½ Viswanathan Anand IND 2817
Magnus Carlsen  NOR 2823 0-1 Levon Aronian ARM 2807

Round 5:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Vladimir Kramnik NOR 2791 1-0 Magnus Carlsen NOR 2823
Viswanathan Anand IND 2817 1-0 Levon Aronian ARM 2807

Round 6:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Levon Aronian  RUS 2807 1-0 Vladimir Kramnik ARM 2791
Magnus Carlsen  NOR 2823 0-1 Viswanathan Anand IND 2817

So here is the final table:

Rank Name Country Rating 1w 1b 2w 2b 3w 3b 4w 4b Total
1 Viswanathan Anand IND 2817 * * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1
2 Vladimir Kramnik  RUS 2791 ½  ½  * *   ½ 0 1 ½
3 Levon Aronian ARM 2807 0 0 1 ½ * ½ 1 3
4 Magnus Carlsen NOR 2823 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * *

Yesterday's games:

Round 1:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Viswanathan Anand IND 2817 ½-½ Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791
Levon Aronian ARM 2807 ½-½ Magnus Carlsen NOR 2823

Round 2:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Magnus Carlsen NOR 2823 ½-½ Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791
Levon Aronian ARM 2807 0-1 Viswanathan Anand IND 2817

Round 3:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Vladimir Kramnik  RUS 2791 ½-½ Levon Aronian ARM 2807
Viswanathan Anand  IND 2817 ½-½ Magnus Carlsen NOR 2823

Women's event

Round 4:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Viktorija Cmilyte LTU 2525 1-0 Elina Danielian ARM 2517
Humpy Koneru IND 2600 ½-½ Tatiana Kosintseva RUS 2536

Round 5:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Viktorija Cmilyte LTU 2525 1-0 Humpy Koneru IND 2600
Elina Danielian ARM 2517 1-0 Tatiana Kosintseva RUS 2536

Round 6:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Humpy Koneru  IND 2600 0-1 Elina Danielian  ARM 2517
Tatiana Kosintseva RUS 2536 1-0 Viktorija Cmilyte LTU 2525

So here is the final table:

Rank Name Country Rating 1w 1b 2w 2b 3w 3b 4w 4b Total
1 Viktorija Cmilyte LTU 2525 * * 1 0 1 0 1 1 4
2 Elina Danielian ARM 2517 1 0 1 0 ½ 1
3 Tatiana Kosintseva RUS 2536 1 0 1 0 * * 0 ½  2½ 
4 Humpy Koneru IND 2600 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * * 2

Yersterday's games:

Round 1:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Elina Danielian ARM 2517 1-0 Viktorija Cmilyte LTU 2525
Tatiana Kosintseva RUS 2536 0-1 Humpy Koneru IND 2600

Round 2:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Humpy Koneru IND 2600 0-1 Viktorija Cmilyte LTU 2525
Tatiana Kosintseva RUS 2536 1-0 Elina Danielian ARM 2517

Round 3:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Elina Danielian ARM 2517 ½-½ Humpy Koneru  IND 2600
Viktorija Cmilyte LTU 2525 1-0 Tatiana Kosintseva RUS 2536

There were more decisive games on the second day, with the women managing 10 from 12 overall!

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