After losing game 5 with the White pieces, Korchnoi won game 6 with Black to lead 3.5 – 2.5. Spassky played this game well. He had a better position until a dubious move 31 and a fatal blunder on move 32.

Spassky, B (2548) – Korchnoi, V (2567) [C49]
Match in Elista (6), 25.12.2009

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.0–0 0–0 6.d3 Bxc3 7.bxc3 d6 8.Bg5 Bd7 9.Nd2 h6 10.Bh4 g5 11.Bg3 Ne7 12.Bxd7 Qxd7 13.Nc4 Qe6 14.Ne3 Kh7 15.c4 Rg8 16.Rb1 b6 17.c3 Ng6 18.Rb2 c6 19.f3 d5 20.cxd5 cxd5 21.d4 dxe4 22.d5 Qc8 23.fxe4 Nf4 24.Qc2 Qa6 25.c4 Rac8 26.a4 Ne8 27.Rc1 Nd6 28.Be1 Rc7 29.g3 Nh3+ 30.Kh1 g4 31.Bb4? Nxc4 32.Bd6?? Nxd6 33.Qxc7 Rc8 34.Qxc8 Nxc8 35.Nxg4 Nd6 0–1

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