Bu tried hard to win in game 2 but Nakamura defended very well to get into a drawn endgame position. Bu shockingly walked into a checkmate in 1 to end the playoff quicker.
GM Bu Xiangzhi (2691) – GM Nakamura (2670) [D11]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 e6 4.Qc2 Nf6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Nc3 Be7 8.e3 0–0 9.Bd3 Re8 10.0–0 Nf8 11.Rae1 Ne4 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.Bxe4 dxe4 14.Nd2 f5 15.f3 exf3 16.Nxf3 Be6 17.e4 fxe4 18.Rxe4 Rad8 19.Rfe1 Qf6 20.Re5 Ng6 21.Ne4 Qf8 22.Neg5 Bf7 23.Nxf7 Qxf7 24.Ng5 Rxe5 25.Nxf7 Rxe1+ 26.Kf2 Rde8 27.Ne5 Nxe5 28.Kxe1 Nf3+ 29.Kf2 Nxd4 30.Qa4 Rf8+ 31.Ke3 Nf5+ 32.Ke4 a6 33.Ke5 Ne3 34.Kd6 Nd5 35.Qe4 g6 36.g4 g5 37.Qe6+ Kg7 38.Kc5 h6 39.a3 Rf7 40.b4 Re7 41.Qc8 Rc7 42.Qd8 Rf7 43.Qd6 Re7 44.a4 Rf7 45.Qe5+ Kh7 46.h4 gxh4 47.Qh5 Kg7 48.g5 hxg5 49.Qxg5+ Kf8 50.Qxh4 Ke8 51.Qh8+ Kd7 52.a5 Ke6 53.Qe8+ Re7 54.Qg6+ Nf6 55.Kb6 Rd7 56.Ka7 Re7 57.Kb8 Rd7 58.Kc8 Re7 59.Qh6 Kf7 60.Qf4 Ke6 61.Qe3+ Kf7 62.Qh6 Ke6 63.Qg6 Rf7 64.Qd3 Re7 65.Qh3+ Kf7 66.Kd8 Re8+ 67.Kc7 Re7+ 68.Kd6 Ne4# Black wins 0–1
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