GM Shulman (2623) – GM Nakamura (2697) [E15]
24.08.2008 – Montreal – Round 1

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 c6 8.Bc3 d5 9.Ne5 0–0 10.Nd2 Nfd7 11.Nd3 b5 12.c5 e5 13.dxe5 Nxc5 14.Nxc5 Bxc5 15.b4 Bb6 16.Nb3 Qe7 17.f4 Rd8 18.Nd4 Bc8 19.0–0 a5 20.a3 f5 21.Kh1 axb4 22.axb4 Rxa1 23.Qxa1 Bxd4 24.Bxd4 Be6 25.Bc5 Qb7 26.g4 Nd7 27.Bd6 Nb6 28.Qb1 Qd7 29.Bh3 fxg4 30.Bg2 Bf5 31.e4 dxe4 32.Bxe4 g6 33.Re1 Qe6 34.Bc7 Rd2 35.Bxb6 g3 36.Kg1 Bxe4 37.Qxe4 Qh3 38.hxg3 Game drawn ½–½

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Round 1 results:

Varuzhan Akobian 1-0 Igor Zugic
Yury Shulman ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura
Anton Kovalyov ½-½ Igor Nataf
Sébastien Mazé 0-1 Mark Bluvshtein
Thomas Roussel-Roozmon 0-1 Pascal Charbonneau

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