GM Carlsen – GM Kamsky
Game 1 for 9th / 10th place

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Bd3 b5 7.0–0 Bb7 8.Qe2 Ne7 9.Re1 Nbc6 10.Nxc6 Nxc6 11.Nd5 exd5 12.exd5+ Ne7 13.c4 b4 [13…bxc4 14.Bxc4÷ unclear position] 14.Bg5 f6 15.Qh5+ g6 16.Qf3 fxg5 17.Qf6 0–0–0 18.Qxh8 Qd6? This move does not do much [18…Nf5 19.Qxh7 Nh4 White is still better] 19.Be4 Kb8? Too passive! 20.Rac1 Qf4 21.g3 Qf7? 22.Qd4? [22.Qe5+! Kc8 23.Qd4+- Black’s position is hopeless] 22…d6? [22…Ka8 23.Qb6 Rb8 This is a little better than what happened in the game for Black] 23.Qb6 Rd7 24.Qxb4 Nf5 [24…Bg7] 25.Bxf5 gxf5 26.Re6 f4 27.Rce1 Rd8 [27…Rc7 28.Re8+ Ka7 Black can offer a little more resistance here] 28.Qb6 Rc8 29.b4?! [29.R6e4 Then b4 next] 29…fxg3 [29…Rxc4 This is the only chance for Black to survive 30.Re8+ Rc8+=] 30.hxg3 h5? [30…Rxc4 Again, this is a must] 31.b5?! [31.R1e4 is a stronger option] 31…Qc7 32.Qxc7+ Kxc7 33.a4 axb5 34.axb5+- Kb6 [34…Rd8] 35.Re8 Bg7 36.R8e6 Rd8? [36…Bc3 37.R1e4 Kc5 White is better but still has work to do] 37.c5+ Kxc5 38.Re7 Bd4 39.Rxb7 Rf8 40.Rc7+ Kxd5 41.Rd1 Rb8 42.Rg7 g4 43.Rg5+ Kc4 44.Rxh5 Bc5 45.Rg5 Rxb5 46.Rxg4+ Kc3 47.Kg2 Ba3 48.Rgd4 1–0

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