Boris Spassky won game 5 to even up the match at 2.5 – 2.5.

Korchnoi, V (2567) – Spassky, B (2548) [A28]
Match in Elista (5), 24.12.2009

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.a3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Qc2 Be7 7.e3 a6 8.Bc4 Nb6 9.Bd3 Qd7 10.b3 f5 11.e4 g5 12.exf5 g4 13.Nxe5 Nxe5 14.Be4 Nc6 15.Ne2 Bf6 16.Rb1 Qd6 17.h3 gxh3 18.Rxh3 Bd7 19.Rd3 Qf8 20.Bxc6 Bxc6 21.Re3+ Kd7 22.Bb2 Nd5 23.Qd3 Bxb2 24.Rxb2 Qxa3 25.Rc2 Rae8 26.Qd4 Kc8 0–1
 

Korchnoi, Viktor g SUI 2567 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 . . .
Spassky, Boris V g FRA 2548 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 . . .
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