After 5 games, the score is 4-1 in favor of the young phenom Karjakin.

GM Karjakin (2727) – GM Short (2655) [B12]
05.07.2008 – Match / Game 5

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 e6 6.c4 Bc5 7.Nc3 Ne7 8.Be3 Bxd4 9.Bxd4 0–0 10.cxd5 exd5 11.Bb5 Bd7 12.Be2 Nbc6 13.0–0 Be6 14.Nb5 a6 15.Nd6 Nxd4 16.Qxd4 Nc6 17.Qe3 d4 18.Qg3 f6 19.exf6 Rxf6 20.Bh5 Rh6 21.Rfe1 Qd7 22.Rxe6 Rxe6 23.Bf7+ Kh8 24.Bxe6 Qxe6 25.Nxb7 Qe7 26.Nd6 Rd8 27.Nc4 d3 28.Qe3 Qb4 29.b3 h6 30.h3 a5 31.Rd1 Qc3 32.Qb6 Qf6 33.Nxa5 Nxa5 34.Qxa5 Qd4 35.Qd2 Re8 36.Kh2 Qd6+ 37.f4 Rd8 38.a4 Qd4 39.a5 Qd5 40.b4 Qb5 41.Qc3 Qa6 42.Qd2 Qb5 43.Ra1 Rd6 44.Rc1 Qd7 45.Rc3 Qb5 46.Rc5 Qe8 47.b5 Qf8 48.Rc3 Qf5 49.b6 Qb5 50.Ra3 Rd8 51.Ra1 h5 52.Ra2 h4 53.Rb2 Qa6 54.Qe1 Kg8 55.Qxh4 Rd7 56.Qe1 Kf7 57.Qd2 Re7 58.Rb3 Rd7 59.b7 White wins 1–0

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