Life Match Kiev

(1) Karjakin,Sergey (2727) - Short,N (2655) [B12]
Rapid Match Kiev UKR (1), 03.05.2008

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 e6 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.0-0 Ne7 9.c4 Ng6 10.Qe2 Be7 11.f4 0-0 12.Nd2 a5 13.Nf3 Ba6 14.Be3 a4 15.Rac1 Qb8 16.Rc2 Rd8 17.Rfc1 c5 18.h4 Nf8 19.cxd5 Bxd3 20.Qxd3 Rxd5 21.Qe4 Nd7 22.h5 Ra7 23.Nd2 Ra6 24.Qf3 f6 25.exf6 Nxf6 26.h6 gxh6 27.Bxc5 Bxc5+ 28.Rxc5 Rxc5 29.Rxc5 Qb6 30.Qf2 Ng4 31.Qd4 Qd6 32.Rc8+ Kf7 33.Qh8 Nf6 34.Nf3 Kg6 [34...Ra5 35.Ne5+ Rxe5 36.fxe5 Qd4+ and draw by perpetual] 35.Rf8 [35.Ne5+ Kf5 36.g4+ Ke4 37.Rc4+ (37.Qxf6? Qd1+ and perpetual check) 37...Ke3 38.Rc3+ Ke4 39.Qxf6 and White wins.] 35...Qxf4 36.Rg8+ Kh5 [36...Nxg8 37.Qxg8+ Kf5= ] 37.Qxf6 [37.Qxf6 Qxf6 38.g4# ] 1-0

(2) Short,N (2655) - Karjakin,Sergey (2727) [B23]
Rapid Match Kiev UKR (2), 03.05.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bc4 Nc6 6.d3 e6 7.0-0 Nge7 8.a3 0-0 9.Ba2 Nd4 10.Kh1 Bd7 11.Bd2 Nec6 12.Ng5 h6 13.Nh3 b5 14.Rc1 a5 15.Nb1 b4 16.c3 b3 17.Bxb3 Nxb3 18.Qxb3 Rb8 19.Qa2 e5 20.f5 gxf5 21.exf5 Qf6 22.g4 Qh4 23.Nf2 c4 24.Rce1 Ne7 25.Re3 Bc6+ 26.Kg1 Nd5 27.Rh3 Qd8 28.dxc4 Nf4 29.Bxf4 exf4 30.b4 Re8 31.Qd2 Re3 32.Rxe3 fxe3 33.Qxe3 Qf6 34.Re1 h5 35.b5 Ba8 36.Qe7 Rc8 37.Qxf6 Bxf6 38.gxh5 Kh7 39.Ng4 Bh4 40.Rd1 Bf3 41.Rd4 Re8 42.Nd2 Re1+ 43.Nf1 Rc1 44.Nge3 Be1 45.Rxd6 Rxc3 46.a4 Rb3 47.Rd2 Bxd2 48.Nxd2 Rxe3 49.Kf2 Rc3 50.Nxf3 Rxc4 51.Ng5+ Kg7 52.h6+ Kxh6 53.Nxf7+ Kg7 54.Nd8 Rxa4 55.Nc6 Ra2+ 56.Ke3 a4 57.Kd4 Rb2 58.Kc4 a3 59.Nb4 Rxb4+ 60.Kxb4 a2 0-1

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