Just as in the rapid RR phase, Carlsen defeats Svidler while Svidler defeats Nakamura. Now Nakamura has to bear Carlsen to tie things up.

GM Carlsen (2776) – GM Svidler (2723) [C76]
04.01.2009 – Aker Chess Challenge Blitz Playoff

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 g6 5.c3 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.0–0 Bg7 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Be3 Nf6 10.Nbd2 0–0 11.Re1 Re8 12.h3 Qc8 13.Qe2 Nd8 14.Bxd7 Nxd7 15.Red1 Ne6 16.a4 Nb8 17.Qc4 Nc6 18.b4 Rd8 19.Nb3 Rxd1+ 20.Rxd1 Qe8 21.Ng5 Rd8 22.Rxd8 Ncxd8 23.Nxe6 Nxe6 24.Na5 b5 25.axb5 axb5 26.Qd5 Nf4 27.Qd2 h5 28.h4 Ne6 29.g3 Qa8 30.Qd5 Qxd5 31.exd5 Nd8 32.c4 bxc4 33.Nxc4 f6 34.b5 Bf8 35.Ba7 Kf7 36.Bb8 Ke7 37.Bxc7 Nb7 38.Kf1 Kd7 39.b6 e4 40.Ke2 Bc5 41.Nd2 f5 42.Nc4 White wins 1–0

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