1. Why were people saying he was winning easily? Russian was ahead 2-0 after 1st period. He did then have a couple of good tds in a short period of time. I'm not suggesting that anything other than what was suggested later happened, just that this was a very competitive match.
2. Is this Zhabrailov any relation to the brothers from about 20 years ago? I've seen different spellings (Jabrailov but it's generally a phonetic translation anyway)