GM Nakamura (2699) – GM Carlsen (2776) [D15]
04.01.2009, Aker Chess Challenge Blitz playoff

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.d4 d5 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 b5 6.e5 Nd5 7.a4 e6 8.axb5 Nxc3 9.bxc3 cxb5 10.Ng5 Bb7 11.Qh5 g6 12.Qg4 Bd5 13.h4 h6 14.Ne4 Nd7 15.h5 g5 16.Be2 a5 17.0–0 b4 18.Nd2 Nb6 19.f4 bxc3 20.Nf3 gxf4 21.Bxf4 Kd7 22.Ne1 Kc6 23.Nc2 Bb4 24.Rf2 Qe7 25.Qh3 Rag8 26.Bf1 Rg7 27.Ne3 Kb7 28.Ng4 Nd7 29.Bc1 Kc6 30.Ne3 Nb6 31.Nxd5 Nxd5 32.Bxc4 Rhg8 33.Bxd5+ exd5 34.Bxh6 Rg3 35.Qf5 Qe6 36.Qxe6+ fxe6 37.Bf4 R3g4 38.Be3 Kb5 39.h6 Kc4 40.Kf1 Kd3 41.Rf3 Kc4 42.Rh3 Rf8+ 43.Kg1 Rfg8 44.Kh1 Kb3 45.Rf1 a4 46.Bd2 Rxd4 47.Bxc3 Bxc3 48.Rc1 Rc4 49.h7 Rh8 50.g4 a3 51.g5 Kb2 52.Rg1 Bxe5 53.Rg2+ Rc2 Black wins a few moves later 0–1

Final blitz playoff results:

1. Carlsen 2.0
2. Svidler 1.0
3. Nakamura 0.0

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