Irina lost the first playoff game. She must win this one to have a chance to extend the match for a shot to retain her title.

IM Krush (2515) – IM Zatonskih (2490) [D15]
21.05.2008 – Playoff Game 2

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.h3 dxc4 6.a4 Nd5 7.e3 Nxc3 8.bxc3 b5 9.Ne5 Qd5 10.Be2 Bf5 11.f3 Qd8 12.e4 Bc8 13.f4 e6 14.0–0 Be7 15.f5 exf5 16.exf5 0–0 17.Bf3 Bb7 18.Be4 Bf6 19.Qh5 Qe7???? 20.Ba3 Qe8 21.Bxf8 Qxf8 22.axb5 axb5 23.Rxa8 Bxa8 24.Ra1 Bb7 25.Ra7 Bxe5 26.f6 Bxd4+ 27.cxd4 g6 28.Qc5 Qc8 29.Qb6 Ba6 30.Ra8 Bb7 31.Ra7 Ba6 32.Re7 Nd7 33.Qa7 Nxf6 34.Rxf7 Qe6 35.Re7 Qd6 36.Qa8+ White wins 1–0

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