Spanish GM Vallejo Pons defeated GM Shirov by the score of 3-1. The first games was drawn. Vallejo Pons won the next two and drew the last.

Here is game #2

GM Shirov (2740) – GM Vallejo (2684) [B12]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 Ne7 7.f4 c5 8.dxc5 Nec6 9.h4 h5 10.f5 Nxe5 11.fxg6 Nf3+ 12.Kf2 hxg4 13.Nf4 Bxc5+ 14.Kg3 Nc6 15.Bg2 Nxh4 16.Qxg4 Nd4 17.gxf7+ Kxf7 18.Rxh4 Qxh4+ 19.Qxh4 Nf5+ 20.Kh2 Rxh4+ 21.Nh3 Rah8 22.Bd2 Bd6+ 23.Kg1 Rxh3 24.Bxh3 Rxh3 25.Rf1 Rh2 Black wins 0–1

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Here is game #3

GM Vallejo (2684) – GM Shirov (2740) [B30]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Bc4 Be7 5.d3 d6 6.Nd5 Nf6 7.c3 0–0 8.0–0 Be6 9.Re1 Rc8 10.a4 Bxd5 11.exd5 Nb8 12.Qb3 Rc7 13.a5 Qc8 14.Ra4 Nbd7 15.a6 Nb6 16.Ra2 Qf5 17.Bg5 Rb8 18.Bxf6 Bxf6 19.Nd2 Be7 20.axb7 Rcxb7 21.Qc2 Bg5 22.Bb5 Bxd2 23.Qxd2 Re7 24.Bc6 Rc8 25.h3 Rcc7 26.Qe3 g5 27.b4 cxb4 28.cxb4 Kg7 29.b5 h5 30.Rae2 Qg6 31.g4 hxg4 32.hxg4 f5 33.gxf5 Qxf5 34.Qe4 Rf7 35.d4 Nc4 36.Qxf5 Rxf5 37.Rc1 Nb6 38.dxe5 Rxe5 39.Rxe5 dxe5 40.d6 Rf7 41.Be8 Rf4 42.Rc7+ Kf8 43.Bc6 Rd4 44.d7 Ke7 45.Rxa7 Kd8 46.Kg2 White wins 1–0

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