FIDE World Cup

(1) Kamsky,G (2714) - Carlsen,M (2714) [C43]
World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (6.2), 10.12.2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.dxe5 Be7 6.0-0 Bg4 7.h3 Bh5 8.Re1 Nc6 9.Nc3N [9.Bf4 g5 10.Bh2 g4 11.hxg4 Bxg4 12.Nc3 Nxf2 13.Kxf2 Bc5+ 14.Kf1 Nd4 15.Be2 Nxf3 16.Bxf3 Qh4 17.Qe2 Qxh2 18.Qb5+ c6 19.Qxc5 Bxf3 20.gxf3 Rg8 21.Qf2 Qh3+ 0-1 Schmider,B-Kresovic,V/Germany 1992] 9...Bg6 10.Bd2 Nxd2 11.Qxd2 d4 12.Ne4 0-0 13.a3 Qd5 14.Qf4 Rfe8 15.Re2 Bf8 16.Ng3 Bxd3 17.cxd3 Re6 18.Nh5! Rae8 19.Rae1 a5 Black is ignoring the threats on the kingside, but perhaps there was really nothing better he could do. 20.Qg4 Rg6 21.Nf4 Rxg4 22.Nxd5 Rg6 23.g4 Carlsen is in time trouble, Kamsky is playing difficult moves here threatening to trap the black rook. [After 23.Nxc7 White gets two pawns and probably a winning position. 23...Rc8 (23...Re7 24.Nb5 Rd7 25.Re4 Rd5 26.Nbxd4 Nxd4 27.Nxd4 Bc5 28.Ne2 ) 24.Nb5 Rd8 25.Re4 Bc5 26.Rc1 Bb6 27.Rc4 Re6 28.Nfxd4 Nxd4 29.Nxd4 and White is two pawns up.] 23...Rd8?! Carlsen decides to give the exchange and try to set up a fortress. 24.Nf4 Rh6 25.g5 Re6 26.Nxe6 fxe6 27.Rc1 Rd5 28.Rc4 Bc5 29.h4 Bb6 30.Kg2 Ne7 31.h5 Rd8 32.Re4 Nf5 33.Nh4 Ne7 34.Kg3 g6 35.Kg4 Rd5 36.hxg6 hxg6 37.a4 Kf7 38.Rc1 Rd8 39.Rh1 Kg7 40.Ng2 Nf5 41.Nf4 Re8 42.Ree1 c5 43.Rh3 1-0

(2) Karjakin,Sergey (2694) - Shirov,A (2739) [C92]
World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (6.2), 10.12.2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Re8 10.d4 Bb7 11.Nbd2 Bf8 12.a4 Na5 13.Ba2 exd4 14.cxd4 c5 15.d5 c4 16.b4 cxb3 17.Bxb3 b4 18.Bc2 Bc8 19.Rb1 Rb8 20.Ba3 Bxh3 21.Bxb4 Bg4 22.Bd3 Ra8 23.Re3 Nb7 24.Qf1 Bxf3 25.Rxf3 Nc5 26.Bxc5 dxc5 27.Rb7 Rb8 28.Rxb8 Qxb8 29.Qb1 Qxb1+ 30.Bxb1 c4 31.Nxc4 Nxe4 32.Re3 Nd6 33.Rxe8 1/2-1/2

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