This is certainly not Van Wely’s tournament. He inexplicably lost some games in horrendous fashion. He is certainly much stronger than his performance in this event. In this game, move 37 resulted in a loss almost immediately.

GM van Wely (2677) – GM Mamedyarov (2752) [D38]
06.07.2008 / Dortmund – Final Round

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.d4 Bb4 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Qc2 h6 8.Bh4 0–0 9.e3 c5 10.Bd3 c4 11.Bf5 Nb6 12.g4 g5 13.Bg3 Bxf5 14.gxf5 Ne4 15.Nd2 Qe7 16.Ke2 Nxd2 17.Kxd2 Qe4 18.h4 g4 19.Qxe4 dxe4 20.h5 Kh7 21.Rh4 Rg8 22.Rg1 Nd5 23.Be5 f6 24.Bh2 Rac8 25.Rhxg4 Rxg4 26.Rxg4 Rc6 27.Rxe4 Ra6 28.a3 Bxc3+ 29.bxc3 Rxa3 30.Re6 b5 31.e4 Ra2+ 32.Ke1 Nxc3 33.e5 Ra1+ 34.Kd2 Nd5 35.exf6 c3+ 36.Kd3 Rd1+ 37.Ke2??? c2 38.f7 Kg7 39.Rxh6 Kxf7 Black wins 0–1

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