Kramnik, V (2788) – Alekseev, Evgeny (2708) [A37]
2008 Tal Memorial (8), 26.08.2008

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 e5 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.0–0 d6 7.a3 Nge7 8.b4 h6 9.Rb1 Rb8 10.d3 0–0 11.Bd2 Be6 12.Ne1 f5 13.Qa4 f4 14.e3 g5 15.b5 Na5 16.Ne2 b6 17.exf4 gxf4 18.gxf4 Ng6 19.fxe5 dxe5 20.Qd1 Qd7 21.Be4 Bf5 22.Bxa5 bxa5 23.Ng3 Bxe4 24.dxe4 Qh3 25.Nf5 Rbd8 26.Qf3 Qxf3 27.Nxf3 Rd3 28.Ne1 Rc3 29.Kh1 Bf6 30.Rg1 Kh7 31.b6 axb6 32.Rxb6 Rf7 33.Ng2 Rxa3 34.Nge3 a4 35.Ng4 Bg5 36.Ngxh6 Bxh6 37.Rgxg6 Bf4 38.Kg2 Rb7 39.Rh6+ Bxh6 40.Rxb7+ Kg6 41.Rb6+ 1–0

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Shirov, A (2741) – Mamedyarov, S (2742) [B46]
2008 Tal Memorial (8), 26.08.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.f4 d6 8.Qf3 e5 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.fxe5 dxe5 11.Bc4 Qa5 12.0–0 Bc5 13.Qf2 Bxe3 14.Qxe3 0–0 15.h3 Re8 16.Bb3 Be6 17.Na4 Rad8 18.Nc5 Qb6 19.Rf3 Bxb3 20.axb3 a5 21.Nd3 Qc7 22.Raf1 Rd4 23.Rxf6 gxf6 24.Nf2 h5 25.Qh6 Re6 26.Qxh5 Kf8 27.c3 Rd7 28.Ng4 Ke7 29.Kh2 Qb6 30.Qh8 Qxb3 31.Nxf6 Rd8 32.Qg7 Qxb2 33.Ng8+ Kd6 1–0

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