This is the final position in the Sakaev – Amonatov last round’s game of the Russian Championship. According to the official website, Sakaev played 63.Nd4 and the game was over. While White’s position is certainly better with a pawn up, it is far from over. Amonatov is a GM with a rating of 2637 and not some amateur. Does anyone know what happened? Did he lose on time or did the game go further?

GM Sakaev – GM Amonatov [E91]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 c5 7.0–0 Bg4 8.d5 e6 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 exd5 11.exd5 Nbd7 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bd2 Ne8 14.Be2 a6 15.a4 f5 16.f4 Qh4 17.Kh2 Qf6 18.Bd3 Qf7 19.Qc2 h5 20.Rae1 Nc7 21.Re2 Rae8 22.a5 Qf6 23.b3 Qf7 24.Rfe1 Bd4 25.Qc1 Bg7 26.Rxe8 Rxe8 27.Rxe8+ Qxe8 28.Qe1 Qxe1 29.Bxe1 Nf6 30.Kg3 Kf7 31.Kf3 Nce8 32.Nd1 Nd7 33.Ne3 Bd4 34.Nd1 Nef6 35.Nc3 Ke7 36.Bc2 Kf7 37.Ke2 Ke7 38.Kd3 Kf7 39.Bd1 Ke7 40.Bf3 Kf7 41.Bh4 Nh7 42.Be1 Nhf6 43.Ne2 Bb2 44.Kc2 Ba3 45.Nc1 Bb4 46.Bxb4 cxb4 47.Nd3 b6 48.Nxb4 bxa5 49.Nxa6 Ne4 50.Nc7 Nec5 51.Nb5 Nb7 52.Nd4 Ndc5 53.Kd2 Kf6 54.Ke3 Na6 55.Bd1 Nac5 56.Nc6 Nd7 57.Kd4 Ndc5 58.Bc2 Na6 59.Kc3 Kf7 60.Bd3 Nac5 61.Bb1 Na6 62.Kb2 Nac5 63.Nd4 White wins 1-0

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