Black just played 53…Qf4
After an incredibly exciting game which Morozevich was pushing hard to win and Kamsky had winning chances near the end, the game seemed to be headed toward a draw with 54.Qxf4. For whatever reason, Morozevich played 54.Qh5 and Kamsky finished him off in style.
6k1/4b3/4p1P1/4P1p1/3P1q2/5Q1K/7P/8 w – – 0 54
GM Morozevich (2788) – GM Kamsky (2723) [B12]
26.08.2008 – Tal Memorial
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.Be3 Nd7 7.0–0 Ne7 8.c4 dxc4 9.Na3 c3 10.Nb5 Nd5 11.Nxc3 Nxe3 12.fxe3 Be7 13.Qb3 0–0 14.Qxb7 Rb8 15.Qxa7 cxd4 16.exd4 Ra8 17.Qb7 Rb8 18.Qa7 Rxb2 19.Bb5 Nb6 20.a4 Bg4 21.Kh1 Bb4 22.Na2 Be7 23.Nc1 Nd5 24.Nd3 Rc2 25.Rac1 Rxc1 26.Nxc1 Ne3 27.Re1 Nf5 28.Bc6 Bb4 29.Rd1 Bxf3 30.Bxf3 Qh4 31.a5 Be1 32.Ne2 g5 33.Qb7 Bxa5 34.g3 Qh6 35.Qe4 Ne7 36.Ra1 Bd8 37.Qd3 Ng6 38.Nc3 Be7 39.Ne4 Rd8 40.Qe3 Qf8 41.Kg2 Rb8 42.Bh5 Qc8 43.Rc1 Rb2+ 44.Kh3 Qb7 45.Bxg6 fxg6 46.g4 h5 47.Rc3 Qa6 48.Rd3 Qa1 49.Nd2 Qd1 50.Qf3 Qe1 51.gxh5 Rxd2 52.Rxd2 Qxd2 53.hxg6 Qf4 54.Qh5?? Qh4+ 55.Qxh4 gxh4 56.Kg4 Kg7 57.h3 Bd8 58.Kf4 Bb6 59.Ke4 Bxd4 60.Kxd4 Kxg6 61.Ke4 Kg5 62.Ke3 Kf5 63.Kf3 Kxe5 64.Kg4 Ke4 65.Kxh4 Kf4 66.Kh5 e5 67.h4 e4 68.Kg6 e3 69.h5 e2 Black wins 0–1
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