Svidler defeated Lie in the final round to share first place with Carlsen and Nakamura. They now have to play a blitz RR to determine who will go to the Gold medal round.

GM Svidler (2723) – GM Lie (2539) [B37]
Aker Chess Challenge, 04.01.2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bg7 5.c4 Nc6 6.Nc2 Nf6 7.Nc3 d6 8.Be2 Nd7 9.Bd2 a5 10.0–0 Nc5 11.Qc1 h5 12.Rd1 Bd7 13.Bf1 0–0 14.Bh6 a4 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.Rb1 Qa5 17.Qe3 Bg4 18.Rd2 Be6 19.h3 Rfc8 20.Re1 f6 21.Rdd1 Qb6 22.Nb5 Nd7 23.Qg3 Nce5 24.b3 axb3 25.axb3 Bf7 26.Nb4 Nc5 27.Nd5 Bxd5 28.exd5 Ra2 29.Nd4 Kf7 30.Qe3 g5 31.Be2 Rh8 32.Ra1 Qa5 33.b4 Rxa1 34.Bxh5+ Rxh5 35.bxa5 Rxe1+ 36.Qxe1 Rh4 37.Qc3 Na4 38.Qe3 Nc5 39.g4 Nxc4 40.Qc3 Ne5 41.Ne6 Rh8 42.f4 gxf4 43.Nxf4 Rg8 44.Qc2 Rg7 45.Kf2 Ke8 46.Ne6 Ned3+ 47.Kg3 Nxe6 48.Qxd3 Nc5 49.Qb5+ Kf7 50.h4 Rg8 51.Kf3 Rh8 52.h5 f5 53.Qb1 fxg4+ 54.Kxg4 Rg8+ 55.Kh4 Ke8 56.h6 Nd7 57.Qxb7 Rh8 58.Qc8+ White wins 1–0

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