As promised, Hammer came into the final round swinging. Jon Ludvig fought hard nearly every round. But at the end, he came up just short. But you have to give credit to him for trying.

Hammer vs. Mamedov
SPICE Cup A group

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.e4 d6 4.Nc3 e5 5.Be3 exd4 6.Bxd4 Nf6 7.f3 O-O 8.Nge2 a6 9.Qd2 Nc6 10.Be3 Ne5 11.Nf4 c6 12.b3 b5 13.cxb5 axb5 14.Rc1 Re8 15.Be2 d5 16.O-O dxe4 17.fxe4 Qe7 18.Nd3 Nxd3 19.Bxd3 Ng4 20.Kh1 Rd8 21.Bf4 b4 22.Na4 Ba6 23.Nc5 Bxd3 24.Nxd3 Qxe4 25.Nc5 Rxd2 26.Nxe4 Re2 27.Rc4 f5 28.Ng3 Rexa2 29.h3 Nf2 30.Kh2 Nd3 31.Bd6 Rb2 32.Rd1 Ne5 33.Rc5 Nf3 34.Kh1 Rd2 35.Rcc1 Rxd1 36.Rxd1 Nd4 37.Bxb4 Nxb3 38.Rd3 c5 39.Rxb3 Rb8 40.Ne2 Rxb4 41.Rd3 Rb1 0-1

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