GM Radjabov (2729) – GM Volokitin (2645) [A53]
Cap d’Agde, France, 11-01-2006

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nf3 g6 4.Nc3 Bf5 5.Qb3 Qc8 6.h3 c5 7.d5 Bg7 8.g4 Bd7 9.e4 0-0 10.Bf4 Na6 11.Be2 h5 12.gxh5 Nxh5 13.Bg5 Nf6 14.Nd2 Nc7 15.h4 e6 16.h5 exd5 17.Nxd5 Ncxd5 18.cxd5 Qe8 19.Qe3 Qe5 20.h6 Bh8 21.Nc4 Qd4 22.Qxd4 cxd4 23.Nxd6 Kh7 24.Rc1 Ne8 25.Nxb7 Rb8 26.Nc5 Bc8 27.Nd3 Ba6 28.Be7 Rg8 29.b3 Bf6 30.Bxf6 Nxf6 31.f3 Rb6 32.Rc7 White wins 1-0

Needing only a draw to advance to the final, Radjabov played agressively with the White pieces against Volokitin. His attack on the Kingside proved to be too much and he scored a relatively easy 2-0.

Next for Radjabov is the talented Ukrainian Sergei Karjakin. Will Radjabov be the favorite in this matchup?
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