(1) Gashimov,V (2719) - Wang Yue (2732) [C42]
3rd Pearl Spring Nanjing CHN (7), 27.10.2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Be7 7.0-0 Nc6 8.c4 Nb4 9.Be2 0-0 10.Nc3 Bf5 11.a3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Nc6 13.Re1 Re8 14.cxd5 Qxd5 15.Bf4 Rac8 16.g3 Bf6N
[16...b5 17.Nd2 Na5 18.Nf1 Nc4 19.Bxc4 Qxc4 20.Ne3 Qe6 21.Nxf5 Qxf5 22.Re5 Qd7 23.Qe2 Bd6 24.Qxb5 c6 25.Rxe8+ 1/2-1/2 Karjakin,S (2720)-Smeets,J (2657)/Wijk aan Zee 2010/Mega2010 Update 07]

17.Nd2 Qd7 18.Nc4 Bh3 19.Qd3 g5 20.Be3 Qd5 21.Bf1 Bxf1 22.Qxf1 Ne7 23.Rab1 Nf5 24.a4 a6 25.Qd3 b5 26.Na3 c6 27.Nc2 Qf3 28.Qd1 Qxd1 29.Rexd1

Wang Yue has managed to manuever his way to an advantage, but converting it turns out to be problematic.

30.Bd2 Kg7 31.Nb4 bxa4
[31...a5 was also worth considering. 32.Nc2 Kg6 33.Ne3 Bd8 34.Ra1 f5 and black is better.]

32.Nd3 a3 33.Rb4 Ne4 34.Ra4 c5
[Holding on to the pawn with 34...Be7 leads to 35.Be1 Bf8 36.Nb4 c5 37.dxc5 Rxc5 38.Rxa3= ]

35.Nxc5 Nxc5 36.dxc5 Red8 37.Rxa3
The position is now dead equal.

37...Rc6 38.Ra2 Rxc5 39.Rxa6 Rcd5 40.Ra2 Kg6 41.c4 Rd4 42.Rc2 Be7 43.Kf1 Bc5 44.Ke2 Re8+ 45.Be3 Rxd1 46.Kxd1 Bxe3 47.fxe3 Rxe3 48.c5 Kf6 49.Kd2 Ra3 50.c6 Ra8 51.Ke3 Ke5 52.Kf3 h5 53.Rc5+ Kd6 54.Rxg5 h4 55.gxh4 Kxc6 56.Rf5 Kd6 57.Rxf7 Ke6 58.Rf4 Ke7 59.Kg4 Rf8 60.Ra4 Kf6 61.h5 Kg7 62.Kg5 Rf7 63.Rf4 Rxf4 64.Kxf4 Kh6 65.h4 Kxh5 66.Kf5 Kxh4 67.Ke4 1/2-1/2